Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Macbeth 1971

This is a magnificent rending of the play, which enhances its macabre grandeur by putting into play the full powers of a great director. The story has been translated into the idiom of cinema, with the beautiful setting of the Scottish highlands replacing the more customary claustrophobic interiors. Polanski is the right man to tell this gory tale, having been a victim of the holocaust. His gut wrenching Pianist which depicts his native Poland in the Nazi era is difficult to confront a second time. In Macbeth he spares no punches. This is indeed an unforgettable trans-creation, true to the essence.

2 comments:

kaist455 said...

He also had a very hard time due to his wife's terrible death before the production (she and their friends were killed by the followers of Charles Manson at their residence while he went out). Anyway, this is an excellent example of how an artist channels his dark personal feelings into a work of art.

S. M. Rana said...

His movies have depth and vision.....