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"The Crucible" is slow, but it doesn't make the film bad. It is a very impressing, beautiful, well-acted and well-done film. The story of passion, lies, madness, witchcraft and tragedy kept my attention. The adaptation of Arthur Miller's play is superb.


Arthur Miller, Writer: The Crucible. Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, to Augusta (Barnett) and Isidore Miller. His family was of Austrian Jewish descent. His father manufactured women's coats, but his business was devastated by the Depression, seeding his son's disillusionment with the American Dream and those blue-sky-seeking Americans who pursued ...


Nicholas Hytner's The Crucible (1996) is a beautiful film adaptation of Arthur Miller's novel of the same name. Hytner builds a dreamscape tone of hectic situations and striking natural visuals. Hytner's direction is steadfast to committing specific emotional turmoil.


This movie adaptation is quite similar to the play, and has found a wide audience in high school and college classrooms. The script was by Arthur Miller himself, who was 81 years old at the time. He adapted the play, first performed on Broadway in 1953, into the screenplay 43 years later.


In his 1953 play The Crucible, playwright Arthur Miller employs a fictionalized account of Massachusetts Bay colonists accused of witchcraft in 1692 as a metaphor for government persecution of suspected communists during the mid-20th century.Explore a character analysis of John Proctor, plot summary, and important quotes.


The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller.It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of ...


The Crucible is the famous play created by the American playwright Arthur Miller in 1953. It is the classic American drama, which was repeatedly staged in both the United States and abroad. In 1996, Miller participated in the production of a film adaptation.


This scene was offstage, wisely, in the original 1952 stage production of Arthur Miller's “The Crucible.” To show it in this new film version is a mistake, because the play is not about literal misbehavior but about imagined transgressions; what one imagines a witch does is infinitely more stimulating and troubling than this child's play.


The Crucible is a film version of Arthur Miller’s classic play about Puritan society, the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, and, metaphorically, the Red Scare during the period 1947 – 1956. Miller wrote the screenplay for the movie, giving the film more credibility than most screen adaptations of theatrical works.