Salem Witch Trials Film Analysis

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Most have heard of the witch trials that took place in Salem Village in the late 1600s. These trials are commonly referred to as Puritans’ last attempt in trying to preserve their religion. The famous Salem witch trials captured the attention of thousands over the years. Fascinated by these trials, movie producers started making films about the subject. One film, named “Salem Witch Trials,” stands out compared to others. This movie, directed by Joseph Sargent, drew the attention of numerous people due to the leading actors and actresses. For an example, the director focuses on Kirstie Alley and Henry Czerny, portrayed in the film as Ann Putnam and Reverend Samuel Paris, because of their popularity off-screen. Although this movie has otherwise well-known actors and actresses, this movie only won two major awards. One award was the Directors Guild of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement in Production Design - Long Form, which was awarded to Nancey Pankiw, who was the production designer for the movie. The second award was from the Young Artist Awards in 2004, and Katie Bowland, who played Annie Putnam, won the Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actress award. The movie “Salem Witch Trials” splits into two parts. The first half of the movie begins inside of a church, and girls are screaming and…show more content…
These trials indeed happened, and trials similar to this have happened for thousands of years. Aside from the long history of hunting witches, the most famous instance is the Salem witch trials. Around the time of these trials, the Puritans of Salem Village attempted to purify Christianity, and they did this by trying to cleanse the town of all things considered unholy. The citizens had limited medical knowledge, so after the outbreak of smallpox, they were more than willing to blame supernatural causes for the death of so

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