There is, however, an alternative. Orson Welles did an amazing version in 1948, which was really his sets, lights and shadow masterpiece. A very surreal and mythical look, even down to his crown. He only had enough money to shoot for 23 days, but it is unique in film.
Oddly enough, this was his second take on Macbeth, as his first one, a theater production in 1936, transported the scene from 11th Century Scotland to Haiti, with an all-black cast, and much more emphasis on witchcraft and voodoo. Though never produced as a movie, it is remembered as the Voodoo Macbeth.
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posted on 02/09/2013 2:24:48 PM PST
by Oztrich Boy
(I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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