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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Roman Polanski United States, 1971

smndvdcl's rating of the film Macbeth

Polanski renders the play's darkness and foreboding better than any. Question marks on Polanski's personal life almost seem to spill into the sinister, dystopian atmosphere of this Shakespeare adaptation. Soliloquys are more restrained than in other adaptations, as battle scenes and a variety of settings give this version more scope than previous efforts.