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06/11/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Macbeth" by Yojimbo

A brave and respected Scottish nobleman is confronted by a trio of soothsayers who predict he will become king, leading to a crisis of conscience and murder. Justin Kurzel's lavish adaptation of the Scottish play has all the expected trappings of a modern cinematic adaptation of the Bard. The big name stars turn in respectable performances as the scene is set atmospherically to a brooding and bloody misty highland backdrop. Although the visuals are nicely realised with some attractive production design and effective cinematography, the dialogue is exchanged earnestly with little in the way of visual cues to aid those not familiar with the rather obtuse prose; something that Kenneth Branagh's Henry V achieved rather well. As a result the whole film feels rather one note and hard going. In ...

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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Shakespeare im Film zu modernisieren muss nicht glücken. Es finden sich allein in der jüngeren Filmgeschichte genauso viele gelungene wie missratene Beispiele. Zumindest stellt es ein Risiko dar, die alten Verse mit der eigenen Vision zu ergänzen. Der Australier Justin Kurzel frisiert das Original erzählerisch. Sein Macbeth ist noch viel gewalttätiger als die Vorlage. Die übernatürlichen Aspekte des Königs-Dramas werden stärker betont, so dass ich manchmal den Eindruck hatte, dieser Macbeth würde auf dem Mars spielen. Der Himmel ist düster, Schlamm und Tropfen von Blut überall. Alles im Film wirkt einerseits fasznierend, fast so wie in Marmor gemeisselt, aber auch abstossend. Macbeth beeindruckt durch die charismatischen Hauptdarsteller Michael Fassbender und Marion Cotillard. Fassbender ...


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