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Plot: Renowned Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart features as the eponymous anti-hero in this Soviet-era adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies.
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Very contemporary telling of the tale of Macbeth, real, compelling, creepy. Really worth the sit.
It is true what Patrick Stewart says, in the ‘extras’ on this film: in the last 20 years or so we have discovered that Shakespeare was a Screenwrite. Every line of verse in this production makes sense, is clearly revealed in its meaning by the use of images, and when the monologues are delivered to the camera, you get it, you follow, you never drift off from the usual ‘yadda yadda’ quality that the longer speeches, even beautifully pronounced by European players, can induce in all but scholars. The nuance that Goold gets from his actors on meaning and tone is terrific to watch. It is a scary environment; it is a humans-sized environment. Real human ambition & regret & resolve are actively demonstrated–no grand pronouncements. You see how perfect the play is, how dead on. That Lady Macbeth would instantly sicken when Macbeth the King becomes the real ‘man’ she derides him for NOT being in the first 1/5–is utterly believable.
That Macbeth would HAVE to become a testosterone ridden, bloodthirsty tyrant is clear: his only way out, as he tries to live without sleep, without ‘troops of friends’, without progeny.
I really enjoyed watching Patrick Stewart’s maturity as an actor. Every line was a discovery, a delight of “oh, that’s what he’s thinking”. No scenery chewing, but, damn, the dude is scary at times. (watching him make and share a sandwich had me writhing). His Macbeth is masculine, vigorous, cerebral (leading to his downfall, perhaps). His foil, Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, really holds her own against him; I can see her dashing the suckling babe all right. And then hoisted by her own petard in the end, ruined by her ambition instantly, no chance to enjoy the spoils.
The scene where Thane of Fife goes to England to beseech the Prince of Cumberland to come home and save Scotland really thrilled me. The actor Scot Handy gives a reading that had me utterly flummoxed (“I don’t’ remember this scene? Why is he talking like that? Did they re-write this? Oh, I get it!! Well done!”) And to be given the enjoyment of Shakespeare all over again because an actor inhabits it newly – delicious! Later, his physical revulsion and bravery in the final speech of the play was a great note to go out on. Likewise, Fife’s breathing when he gets horrifying news, these are great actors and a great director. Not to mention the playwright.
I am going to buy this film.
The sound track is particularly masterful. Unnatural creepy perfect sounds. And it never lets up. I’ll say no more. Go listen for yourself.
Nor does it ever appear as a staged film. The claustrophobic environment makes you long for fresh air. That the only outdoor scene has Banquo & Fleance in jeopardy, you are holding your breath for them, is additionally chilling.
The porter as a decrepit, drunken, save-your-arse kind of Irishman was an unexpected treat. Also, the feeling of a real company was very evident. Small roles like the Queen’s maid and the Doctor, the milquetoast Steward who gets his spine in the end, and the porter who delivers the great line: “The Queen, my Lord, is dead.”, all fit in beautifully.
There is not a clunker in the group; nor is a false note ever struck; and you cheer for the good guys and the relief of Light & the Good returning in the end.
If you don’t really like or ‘get’ Shakespeare, see this. Not ONCE does it smack of obligatory literature. It is real, tough, in your face, compelling, and the witches will Rock you! Their presentation is terrific, unexpected and utterly perfect for this version of the play. The use of the horrors of conventional medicine is a hoot. They are Macbeth’s own inner demons, made patently evident when he says “Enough.”, as they disappear for the last time.
Much like Peter Jackson nailed the ‘better & lesser angels of our nature’ with the scene of Gollum talking to himself as both Smeagal & Gollum–this production holds a glass up to our ambition, recklessness & the inebriating quality of getting what you want. See it. It may save your soul. A tale of our times, written 418 years ago.
The Best Macbeth You’ll Ever See
I just finished watching Rupert Goold’s film of Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood. As mentioned in the last post, I saw this production on Broadway and was eagerly awaiting the film version. Now I’ve seen a lot of great film Macbeths, including the Ian McKellen/Judi Dench version, the RSC film with Antony Sher, and Roman Polanski’s. This film is the best Macbeth that you will ever see. In fact, scenes that I didn’t find very effective on stage (Lady Macbeth’s mad scene and and the long scene between Malcolm and Macduff) were very powerful in the movie. Patrick Stewart’s performance is definitive. You can see every thought that passes through his mind. Kate Fleetwood’s Lady Macbeth charted her fall into insanity with such clarity that when Macbeth is told that she has died, it’s no surprise to him or the audience. You see that there was no other end to her story. The Weird Sisters, here played as Nurses who have gone over to the dark side, are truly frightening. There is no weak link in this cast, the directing is thrillingly original, and the production design is stunning. It easily could have been shown in movie theaters. This Macbeth is set during the Cold War of the 1950’s, and doesn’t shy away from the shocking violence of a dictatorship. Characters are brutally executed, and the murder of Lady Macduff and her children is greatly disturbing, even though you see almost nothing happen. And to top it all off, Rupert Goold has the film end with the camera panning from location to location throughout the castle (the dining room, the kitchen, the Weird Sisters’ morgue) and then closes with a shot of Macbeth and his Lady in the elevator, hand in hand. So we end with the idea that Macbeth’s castle isn’t just drenched in blood. It’s haunted.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 40 min (160 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Rupert Goold
Writer William Shakespeare
Actors Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Oliver Burch
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A