Michael Fassbender’s Role In ‘Macbeth’ Admired; Know A Few Things Before Watching It

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 3 years ago
Michael Fassbender’s Role In ‘Macbeth’ Admired; Know A Few Things Before Watching It
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the movie ‘Macbeth’

Michael Fassbender, who has played a title role in the movie “Macbeth”, has been bubbling away for the last few years and an inch close to its big release. The movie is slated to hit the big screen across the United Kingdom on Oct. 2, 2015.

The reviews on “Macbeth” so far are very good and the movie was ranked among the best received films at Cannes Film Festival where it was premiered on May 23, 2015.

Making movie on William Shakespeare’s plays have always been inconsistent in terms of how productively the story is translated for the modern day audiences. For instance, it is really hard to compose an effective retelling of “Macbeth” and “The Taming of the Shrew” in today’s world where the words used by Shakespeare (like alarum, brewed, blaspheme, misogyny etc) either have different meanings or no longer the colloquial.

Experts considers that the movie “Macbeth” has all possibilities to make a box office hit for Fassbender’s titular role in the play. However, you are ought to know a few things about the new “Macbeth” before heading on to the big screen.

The first and foremost finest work in the movie is the retaining the language from the original drama. Keeping in mind the understanding level of the common audience, the director, Justin Kurzel’s contribution is commendable as the dialogue from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is retained in the movie but pared down. Some inconsequential dialogues are excised whereas the rest is depicted through image.

On the contrary, the one of the most exciting parts of the movie is the battle scene, which particularly could be a challenger for “Game Of Thrones” or other movies for excellent representation of bloodshed and horror.

As “Macbeth” is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, which is almost half the length of “Hamlet,” Kurzel has made its running time 113 minutes. He has made the story of the movie very loyal to the early on 17th century’s original plot so that the literature enthusiasts can find no discrepancy between the two.

In the original “Macbeth,” we find the high ambition of Lady Macbeth for power and her influence on her husband Macbeth, a Scottish general, to kill King Duncan in order to obtain kingship. However, in Kurzel’s movie, you will find a tad metamorphosis in Macbeth and his wife’s characters.

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About the author

Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.