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April 14, 2006

The Crucible (1996) - 6

Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder star in this tale of the Salem witch hunts written by Arthur Miller. It is an interesting study in how people share in beliefs. In the film the argument is between those that claim to see demons and those that say that it is just make believe. The overall problem is that they go about trying to solve this problem from a scientific and supposed neutral standpoint, which only leads to the death of 17 people. The truth is never really known. But the film ends with the last three accused dying for their convictions as they say the Lord's prayer together. The film is an interesting metaphor, originally written in response to Senator McCarthy's anticommunist movememnt in the early 1950's.

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