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Macbeth (1981)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Brett ... Macbeth
Piper Laurie ... Lady Macbeth
Simon MacCorkindale ... Macduff
Richard Alfieri Richard Alfieri ... Malcolm
Barry Primus ... Banquo
Millie Perkins ... Lady Macduff
Alan Oppenheimer ... Duncan
Franklyn Seales ... Lennox
Jay Robinson ... The Porter
Brad David ... Ross (as Brad David Stockton)
Nomi Mitty Nomi Mitty ... Witch
Maria Mayenzet ... Witch
Eugenia Wright Eugenia Wright ... Witch
Johnny Crawford ... Seyton
Stanley Waxman ... Siward
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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.

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Jeremy is brilliant, the rest . . OUCH!
19 January 2013 | by ringa46See all my reviews

People are mistaking the subtle nature film allows with Shakespeare on state. There are no closeups, or music to convey emotion, it all must come from the actors. Like silent movies, it looks like overacting to the untrained eye, but like Noh Theater, the action must be conveyed in body movements akin to dance. Jeremy Brett meets this challenge with brilliant subtly one second and booming voice sure to be heard in the bleachers. The other actors however, are awful. Lady MacBeth is the worst. The rest seem to barely remember their lines, reciting them in a monotone barely worthy of a grade school production. Watch it for Jeremy, the rest (as Hamlet would say) SHOULD be silence.


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