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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Roman Polanski's version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Scottish lord who murders the king and ascends the throne. His wife then begins hallucinating as a result of her guilt complex and the dead king's son conspires to attack Macbeth and expose him for the murderer he is.Written by
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A box office bomb, final losses for the film were estimated at $3.5 million. See more »
Whenever characters ride their horses, the film foleys in the sound of horse hooves running on cobblestones or some other hard unyielding surface. This sound appears even when it doesn't make sense, like at the start of the film when the horses are running across wet sand on a beach. See more »
Roman Polanski's Macbeth, is dark, cruel, genuine, and beautiful. It is a great achievement. Visually the film is amazing with the gloomy Scotish countryside and impressive interiors which give the film the realistic and dreary feeling of medieval Scotland. The music is unique and fits right in with the tone and feel of the film coveying a crude and rigid style. The acting is excellent which is absolutely necessary in any of Shakespeare's works and the actors themselves fit their rolls and bring the characters to life. The directing is masterful and is truly the work of a skilled craftsman with an idea for exactly what he wants. Certain liberties are taken with the dialogue but it remains a good representation of Shakespeare's play and gives it something that the play lacked with its violence and gore which further add to realistic feel of the film. Watching this film, I felt its power. It engulfed me and drew me in. It is one of my favorite films and certainly one of my favorite film adaptions of Shakespeare.
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