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It's no secret that I'm a huge Henry James fan. With his rich prose and penetrating insight, he is known for creating complex and very human characters. But how does that translate into other mediums, like the stage (The Heiress) or to movies (The Turn of the Screw, The Ambassadors)? This article, which focuses on the upcoming adaptation of James' What Maisie Knew, takes a look at the complexity of James' work and how challenging it is to adapt to the cinema. I recently watched the Jane Campion adaptation of Portrait of a Lady and thought it did an admirable job but wish it had been better cast. I do recommend the Iain Softley adaptation of Wings of the Dove as well as Merchant Ivory's The Golden Bowl.