A character is portrayed brave, but you have no idea, why he is such a brave man? Most of the numerous feature films based on the play were made during the silent era; about the only previous sound versions I can think of were Orson Welles' from 1948 and Roman Polanski's from 1971. There are several film versions of this play and now there are more filmed staged versions to view and to compare. The witches looked like some feminists with facial scars. One especially poorly executed scene is the banquet where Banquo's ghost appears. Meanwhile, time is passing, the audience is waiting for a story to be told but we are faced with more and more self indulgent cinematography. Mostly loved to watch a great movie.
The audience feels so upset by the waste of that potential. The very first seconds, there is like something in the air, that is not something you see, but you feel, and that is the soul of the movie, that the actors, the scene, everything is put there to be felt. What's up with Fassbender mumbled his way through out and his eyeliners? Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. The use of the color, the smoke and fog and the speed of the camera are very well chosen. Other techniques such as camera movement were developed as effective ways to tell a story with film.
It is mostly because there is no tension which should increase gradually like Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece Throne of Blood. I wanted so much to love this movie! You can find out the full story after watch the movie. Kurzel knows his audience well because he has directed one of the greatest Shakespearean plays ever put onto film. It is a play about contrasts- light versus dark, good versus evil, the just exercise of power versus the unjust abuse of it. It just might be easier to learn French or German at the local community college than it is to painfully study what Shakespeare is actually trying to say. Fassbender gives a very good performance, but it swallows everybody else in the movie.
Because they are just great and I am a fan of both. Special mention- for all the wrong reasons- must go to Jed Kurzel, presumably a relative of the director, for his horrible, whining musical score. The opening is harrowing, beautiful and brilliant and it really sucks you in to their world. What I don't like that much of this version is that Lady Macbeth almost fades away. When Macbeth talks to the hired killers, he practically announces the murder to the entire room. There was no attempt to differentiate the good characters from the evil ones, no recognition of the fact that different scenes within the play have differing atmospheres and no visual imagery to suggest that the throne of Scotland was something worth fighting for. The choice of locations was quite bizarre - some were very good and atmospheric - conveying extremis well but others were, it seems, simply plucked at random from something like the Lord of the Rings.
Maybe not for the general audience but any fans of the source material or lovers of film should love this movie. This latest attempt has failed so miserably. As it is important to understand the Chekhov is the great playwright of dramas, the same time it is important to realize why Shakespeare is the great tragedian. The cinematography makes excellent use of lighting, fog, smoke, and more fog. More importantly, I wanted a tangible belief in the story being presented to me. This is why I was drawn to another of Shakespeare's great tragedies, even though I knew I would be sitting through nearly two hours of theatre without the use of subtitles. Everything that happens in this movie happens very, very slowly.
If the place and time of the action moved, the meaning will be not changed. I would be surprised if this was not nominated a number of Golden Globes or Oscars. This is definitely not a film where you can look away for even a minute and still know what is going on. What a complete and utter disappointment. Fassbender is thoroughly engaged in his role and every word he delivers oozes emotion. Sales: subtitles would be useful even for people whose first language is English. This performance is a very colourful feather in a exceptional cap.
Yes, much has been cut out. If only George Martin allows to himself to kill consistently several characters in his books, we can hear yellings like 'he is a slasher! Shakespearian tragedy is where a character, so full of potential, makes a bad decision and their life falls apart from then on. You could tell that the director was way over his head. Macbeth 2015 Movie is the best movie for entertainment. This new Macbeth is a film lacking heart and soul in the material caused by its pompous narration. Some Shakespeare's plays are tragedies and they were and will be it, as you might want it or not. Her Lady Macbeth helped me to realise that she became somewhat of a victim to the King she had created.
Well, let me tell you, this man may have made a terrible thing once but he was a movie-maker. It tries to be realistic and set in historical times, but it just makes the theatrical stick out more in awkward ways. So hearing plenty of familiar lines from the play and seeing these scenes was incredibly rewarding. Though the Bard's words are handled with care by an ideal ensemble, fronted by Michael Fassbender and a boldly cast Marion Cotillard, it's the Australian helmer's fervid sensory storytelling that makes this a Shakespeare pic for the ages? He solved it for me. She is helped by some changes from the original play that make her shift from ruthless killer to guilt ridden maniac more plausible. It's strange for me, as we do not mind of blood rivers and streams in Tarantino's movies. It has some positive sides.
Shakespeare aficionados will notice the alterations and cuts made to the text, which I can't help but wonder the point of since the missing scenes would have aided the character construction a lot. If you are not afraid to wade through the wilds of Scottish English with its archaic words, if there is no fear in your brave heart of the Shakespeare's iamb, if you love Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in particular and British actors in general, so you have to watch this film. . What went right was the visuals; the film looks great. In short, this Macbeth is well worth a miss. Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. If you miss a few lines of dialogue or zone out during a scene, when you zone back into the film you will probably be lost.