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Throne of Blood (1957)
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Excellent adaptation of Macbeth. Available from Jim for the asking. ” - jim_grant
 
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Men of Respect (1990)
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his... (113 mins.)
Director: William Reilly
“ This is a modern adaptation of Macbeth to the "goodfellows"
Available from Movie Madness on SE Belmont to rent. ” - jim_grant
 
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Macbeth (1971)
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches. (140 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Polanski had lots of money from Playboy and used a lot of violence as he felt the play demanded it. Available from Multnomah County Library. ” - jim_grant
 
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A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses... (145 mins.)
Director: Philip Casson
“ Available at Multnomah County library
Ian is worth watching. ” - jim_grant
 
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Macbeth (1948)
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In 11th century Scotland, nobleman Macbeth and his wife plot to murder the king and usurp the throne in order to fulfill an evil prophecy made by three witches. (92 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ This was shot for little money and in 21 days. Orson Welles called it a "rough draft". The religious stuff and speeches are added by Welles.
Available on youtube for free. ” - jim_grant
 
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Macbeth (1997)
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish laird seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches. (129 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Freeston
 
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Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Macbeth (2010)
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Sir Patrick Stewart stars in a gripping Tony-nominated production.
 
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Macbeth (2001 TV Movie)
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A television adaptation of the classical Shakespeare play. (132 mins.)
Director: Gregory Doran
 
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Macbeth (2006)
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A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne. (109 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
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Othello (1995)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
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Othello (1965)
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful. (165 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
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Othello (1951)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
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Othello (2001 TV Movie)
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Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity. (100 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
 
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Othello (1922)
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Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy. (79 mins.)
 
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The Ballet of Othello (1960)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (95 mins.)
 
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O (2001)
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An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin. (95 mins.)
 
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Othello (1981 TV Movie)
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A general becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence. (195 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981 Video)
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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills... (195 mins.)
Director: Franklin Melton
 
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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
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Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
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Hamlet (1996)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
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Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich