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Arthur Miller

Though few of his plays were adapted for film, his work is so iconic that it would be remiss not to include him here. Born the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants in New York City on October 17, 1915, Arthur saw his father's business devastated by the depression, seeding his disillusionment with the American Dream. A dedicated progressive and a man of integrity, Miller was famous not only for his plays but also for his marriage to mega-star Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay he wrote especially for her, 'The Misfits' gave her perhaps her most telling and challenging role. Miller wrote many plays but just the handful realised for the big screen are listed below. "If I see an ending, I can work backward." - Arthur Miller

Death Of A Salesman (1985)

7.3/10
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Charles Durning, Kate Reid, Stephen Lang

A uniquely haunting theatrical production of Arthur Miller's dark and surreallistic parable on the fallout of the American dream. Dustin Hoffman stars... Read more

Focus (2001)

6.8/10
Director: Neal Slavin
Starring: Meat Loaf, William H Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer

William H Macy stars in this fine adaptation of Arthur Miller's novel about ignorance and hatred during the last days of World War II. Lawrence Newman... Read more

Playing For Time (1980)

7.8/10
Director: Daniel Mann
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Maud Adams, Jane Alexander

A gripping drama about women prisoners recruited to play music for an orchestra in Auschwitz while others are marched to the gas chambers. Adapted by... Read more

The Misfits (1961)

7.4/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Clark Gable, Eli Wallach, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Gable and Monroe in their last screen roles! Expertly directed by John Huston from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller, "The Misfits"... Read more

The Misfits ( Blu-ray ) (1961)

7.4/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Clark Gable, Eli Wallach, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Gable and Monroe in their last screen roles! Expertly directed by John Huston from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller, "The Misfits"... Read more