The violence in Shakespeare Retold: Macbeth is done with kitchen knives in a modern setting, so immediately “real.” I thought it the best idea in the series of four. Visceral, violent, vigorous, visual, exciting, extremely physical, brutal, and also the goriest Macbeth I’ve seen.
It’s strongly reminiscent of the recent Coriolanus, which was made into a film, but this has even more blood.
is regarded by many critics as one of the finest film adaptations of the play.
By now you'll have seen the striking new trailer for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, David Thewlis and Paddy Considine.
He was Joe Macbeth in BBC’s Shakespeare Retold series in 2005, with Keeley Hawes as Ella Macbeth before Ashes To Ashes.
Three garbage men replace the witches, and the best line is when a chef mentions Gordon Ramsey and is told, ‘We don’t use that name in this kitchen. When we see daggers and swords on stage, we’re removed from a society where everyone carried a knife, so it’s distanced.
She says: “It’s really hard, really complex.” Right now the French actress can be seen starring opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner in in which she plays a Polish woman who arrives at Ellis Island in New York in the 1920s to begin a new life in the New World.
But matters don’t go according to plan and she’s forced into prostitution It’s a gritty refreshingly unromanticized view of the American immigrant experience from director James Gray.
“He surprised me which is something very special on a set.
Sometimes I didn’t know what he would do, and I was surprised many times,” says the actress.
Marion Cotillard was definitely impressed by Shakespeare’s characters and the play itself.
Unusually, everyone was good with their weapons, and Macbeth had an axe and a machete, and fought, wrestled, threw people around and leapt all over the place.
film stars Michael Fassbender in the lead role of the Scottish general consumed by ambition and egged on to kill the king by his ruthless wife (Marion Cotillard). directed by Trevor Nunn went down in theatre history as a startling pieces of theatre.
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