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Macbeth

Macbeth(1948)

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Trivia

  • One of the witches is played by Brainerd Duffield, a man.
  • The original 107 minute version with Scots accents was completely withdrawn after the disastrous world premiere and did not resurface again until the 1980s.
  • Although the film was a critical and commercial disaster in both the USA and England, it was a huge success in many non-English speaking countries, especially France, where critics could not understand how the American and British press failed to appreciate Orson Welles' highly stylized and surrealistic approach to the play. Today it is very highly regarded in English-speaking countries.
  • Welles's plan was to take his company and put on the play at the Utah Centennial Festival in Salt Lake city. With costumes and props at his disposal, Welles rehearsed his company and filmed Macbeth in 21 days.

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