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Macbeth (1948)

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Orson Welles Orson Welles
Macbeth
Jeanette Nolan Jeanette Nolan
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Dan O Dan O'Herlihy
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Roddy McDowall Roddy McDowall
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Edgar Barrier Edgar Barrier
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Alan Napier Alan Napier
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Orson Welles Orson Welles
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8 years, 8 months ago at Apr 3 14:11
Unlike everyone else, Citizen Kane wasn't the film I liked best from Orson Welles, I actually think it's a really overrated and boring film, therefore, at the time, I did not care much for Orson Welle's Directing...and acting. But I thought all of this before I came across to watching this film, Macbeth, directed by Orson Welles...and playing Macbeth himself...Oh yes, you guessed it! Orson Welles!... read more

A good movie

8 years, 7 months ago at Apr 10 11:31
Since I’m a huge fan of Orson Welles, I was definitely eager to check this flick. Unfortunately, I had a hard time to get into it because I was really tired and it is the kind of movies which require a lot of focus and concentration. Furthermore, I saw it on the BBC without subtitles so I’m afraid I missed half of those damned convoluted Shakespearian dialogs. Still, there were lots of things ... read more
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Release date: 10 May 1949
Tags: Shakespeare (5), Tragedy (3), 1948 (3), Murder (3), 1940s (3), Thriller (2), Based On A Play (2), Character Name In Title (2), Medieval (2), Ghost (2), Suspense (2), Suicide (2), Adaptation (2), Drama (2), Recommended (1), Dramas (1), Stage Play (1), 40's (1), Essential Cinema (1)
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" Notes: Unfortunately, I had a hard time to get into the damned thing because I was really tired and it is the kind of movies which require a lot of focus and concentration. Furthermore, I saw it on the BBC without subtitles so I’m afraid I missed half of those damned convoluted Shakespearian dialogues. Still, there were lots of things to enjoy here. First of all, it must be the gloomiest play ever written by William Shakespeare. Indeed, between the darker than dark version by Orson Welles an"


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" Notes: Unfortunately, I had a hard time to get into the damned thing because I was really tired and it is the kind of movies which require a lot of focus and concentration. Furthermore, I saw it on the BBC without subtitles so I’m afraid I missed half of those damned convoluted Shakespearian dialogues. Still, there were lots of things to enjoy here. First of all, it must be the gloomiest play ever written by William Shakespeare. Indeed, between the darker than dark version by Orson Welles an"


johanlefourbe commented on a review of Macbeth 4 months, 1 week ago
Wow... a positive review from you... that must be a first....
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