Breathtaking film from 1957. I can recommend The Crucible with a clear conscience to anyone. The Crucible also looks nice from the soundtrack side. Efficient balancing between different, preferably extreme, moods seems to me one of the greatest pieces in screenwriting. Actors play looks real and I believed in it. For 3/4 of the movie, I had an unpleasant hug in my stomach. Subconsciously, I felt that the action would go even worse, that the main character would have even harder.
The Crucible description:
Salem, 1692. A hardworking farmer, John Proctor, loved twice the 17 year old Abigail, the youth he took with his wife. (His wife Elisabeth rejected him for seven months; she is puritanical and cold). When he sees John and Abigail hugging, he sends the girl out of his house and John, who feels damned, agrees. Abigail swears revenge. Her chance comes when she accuses Elisabeth of witchcraft and manipulates younger girls to support her claims to see ghosts. The city minister and politicians want one reason: depriving the city of witchcraft is a perfect oppression. John is also accused; Abigail offers him a way to avoid suspension. Elisabeth has her own confession.... Show more
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