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#1 Miguel Angel

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:50 PM

Macbeth

 

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IMDB Link

http://www.imdb.com/..._=nm_flmg_cin_4

 

"Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, 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"

 

Director

Justin Kurzel

 

Cinematographer

Adam Arkapaw

 

I watched Macbeth on the cinema 3 weeks ago and was very reluctant to write about it because I did not know what to say about it as it made me think about cinematography, art, filmmaking, life and everything else. 

 

However, I watched it today on the cinema again and I could not help but writing about the movie. 

 

There are sometimes when art and filmmaking come together, we have examples from the early cinema (Berlin) to contemporary cinema (Waking Life).

 

In my opinion, the movies which mix art and cinema usually do not have a very good distribution and it is very difficult to see them out of the cinema festivals (Sitges, Sundance, etc). 

 

What we have on the screen nowadays is a movie which tries to bring that to the masses and it works perfectly. 

 

A couple of years ago we had a very interesting adaptation called "Anna Karenina", directed by Joe Wright, Mr. Wright decided to do something absolutely different and staged everything as if it were a play, it was a very risky movement but it was one of the most fenomenal movies of the year. 

 

Although "Macbeth" does not go that far as to staged everything, Justin Kurzel created a universe where he introduces art, paintings, movement, magic realism and plays with the characters' fates as if he were a demiurge, Shakespeare himself but using all the possible imagination to produce a stunning piece of art so it is as risky as "Anna Karenina" was. 

 

Imagination and imaginative, those are the words that I would use to describe a movie that should be in the MOMA and the TATE on a permanent exhibition to show people how to create a world through images which create sensations. 

 

The very first act and the third act are just marvellous pieces of art by themselves, the central act is a bit less spectacular because it involves Macbeth's madness and it is told in a more narrative - linear way but it is stunning by itself. 

 

I think that this movie deserves being seen on a big screen so you can just be immersed in it. 

 

Of course, there were people who left the screen room where I was watching it (in both cases) but those who remained got a beautiful reward. 

 

Thanks to all the crew who made this movie possible if you ever read this. 

 

Have a good day! 

 


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