I’m calling out Playing for Time. It appears to worth seeing. It probably contains some similar themes to The Crucible, but I confess that it is unlikely that I will watch it ( I’m jusy listening now) because some years ago, I swore off all Nazi- Hitler- concentration camp- related works. ( But not war movies). I’ve made some exceptions – Schindler’s List, The Shawl, The Counterfeiters ( but couldn’t bear The Boy in Striped Pajamas.)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie (won)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Vanessa Redgrave (won)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Jane Alexander (won)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special – Arthur Miller (won)
- Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special – Robert Gundlach, Gary Jones (nomination)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Shirley Knight (nomination)
This came to my attention through Google search, ( The Crucible + Telegraph) because coincidentally, the stage version is currently playing at The Crucible, in Sheffield UK and The Telegraph reported on it..
Playing for Time , is a television miniseries ( the complete production is on You Tube, below) written by Arthur Miller with the film’s subject, Fania Félenon. ( It’s a fictionalized version of real events) It was shown on CBS television in 1980 and won or was nominated for the following awards:
It’s about some Jewish women in a concentration camp who save their lives by entertaining Nazi’s by playing in an orchestra,
I’m not sure I can write one more word about it, but who knows?