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Monday, February 1, 2016

Cine Beaverhausen: Bloody Hell, Macbeth Is Back!

William Shakespeare's MacBeth still fascinates audiences until this day. It's blend of top-tier drama and the action sequences makes it a favorite today for stage revivals and motion pictures alike.

I've been around long enough to see all screen adaptions, from Orson Wells' 1948 version with thick Scottish brogues that sound like they came from an old Campbell's Soup commercial on tv.

In the wake of wife Sharon Tate's brutal slaying, Roman Polanski made a brilliant but bloody MacBeth.

Ralph Fiennes was a wonderful MacBeth on Broadway. Kenneth Branagh is preparing his version of for film I hear. MacBeth is virtually indestructible.

I just watched the latest film version with Michael Fassbender in the title role, and the wonderful Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.

I was thrilled by this recent production, but be prepared. As directed by Australia's Justin Kurzel, it's bloody hell, starting with the three witches' opening scenes.

Fassbender and Cotillard are nothing short of brilliant, and have great chemistry together. The film was barely released during the 2015 holiday season here, though was successful abroad. Highly recommended viewing according to Buddy B!



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