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The Crucible

1996

The Crucible Poster
  • On the level of basic dramaturgy, I would argue, the play works, Miller's adaptation successfully translates its most salient qualities to the screen, and Nicholas Hytner's direction is taut and effective—especially in its use of Massachusetts locations and its wide-angle, deep-focus framing of period interiors, but also in its energetic performances. (I especially liked Paul Scofield as Judge Danforth.)