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The Soliloquy (2012)

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"The Soliloquy" is a contemporary short film adaption of Macbeth. Overlaying the elevated prose of Shakespeare's story of murder and betrayal on to the protagonist's vivid layers of stream ... See full summary »

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"The Soliloquy" is a contemporary short film adaption of Macbeth. Overlaying the elevated prose of Shakespeare's story of murder and betrayal on to the protagonist's vivid layers of stream of conscious thought, the 8-minute film creates an immersive experience. Impressionistic cinematography explores the unfolding events in a highly personal and subjective way, all the while being supported by a thrilling score. The symbolic and detailed world of the film tends to be appreciated even more after repeated viewings. It is the result the director's year-long exploration of Macbeth, which included portraying Macbeth on the stage. Written by Category 3 Pictures

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Superlative!
24 April 2012 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

You need to be familiar with Shakespeare's Macbeth to fully appreciate this short, but if you are, you can't help but be impressed by how well it's been translated into a modern setting. Note that it's not a simple retelling, but an interesting mix of original dialog with contemporary characters, and with great detail paid to the visuals,the audio effects, and the soundtrack. Despite it being only a little over eight minutes long, it's so rich you can watch it over and over again and see more subtleties each time you watch it. This is real entertainment, not merely amusement. I suspect many who watch this version of The Soliloquy who aren't already familiar with Macbeth will be compelled to learn the whole story. Overall, I have no complaints. It's simply a delight to watch!


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