Reviews

Macbeth

4

Shot on the Republic backlot in just 21 days, Orson Welles’s cinematic staging of The Scottish Play belies its low-budget origins by shrouding the papier-maché sets in lashings of dry ice and impressionistic lighting. The film is full of typically flamboyant Wellesian flourishes, with wild camera angles and melodramatic close-ups, creating an atmosphere steeped in dark, brooding intensity.

 

Film Details

  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 1st 2000