The play Macbeth is a classic, concrete piece. However, many movies have been made that are different than the others. Two films in particular differ, which are the the 2010 and the 1978 Macbeth. Lady Macbeth in the 2010 film is manipulative and cruel whereas Lady Macbeth in the 1978 production she is convincing. How Lady Macbeth interacts with Macbeth has a big effect on the outcome of the play and his actions.
The 2006 adaptation of Macbeth by Geoffrey Wright shares some aspects of the aforementioned movie but the end result is very different. This version of the famous tragedy takes place in modern day Australia and is transformed into a gangster tale. A chunk of the original dialogue is preserved but the storytelling is a complete mess. The director has compensated for the lack of substance with neon colors, gratuitous shootouts and out of place music. In comparison with the adaptation of Coriolanus, the emotional impact was minimal and probably not what the director was aiming at, as the only thing that this lackluster movie gave me was a
In both, Happy Days “A Star is Bored” and Gilligans Island “The Producer”, Macbeth is referred to, and is used as a basis for one of their whole episodes. In both TV hits, Macbeth is put on, in play form, by the cast of the show. Sometimes Macbeth is criticized and Macbeth is made into a version of a satire; and sometimes the cast goes into depth and discusses the meaning of different scenes throughout the play. Although alike in different ways, Macbeth is performed in each episode quite differently. The themes, and basis of the episode are both different.
As stated before, it is understandable that it is more convenient to experience a story that has been adapted to a medium that allows more free time such as movies. Even if the movie does not follow the book word-by-word, most of the time it is great to enjoy a movie without worrying too much about the adaptation. However, experiencing life through the limited perspective of movies is a terrible way to
Film adaptations of literature tend to have a bad reputation. As Brian McFarlane observes in “It Wasn't Like That in the Book...”, viewers are more likely to come out of a theater after viewing an adaptation griping about what was different or better in the book than by commenting about the film in its own right (McFarlane 6). It is rare for such films to be judged as films in their own right, and often viewers aren't looking for an adaptation inspired by the novel, but rather a completely faithful representation of the original work, in film form. However, not only is this not always possible due to time limitations, but it also overlooks all of the things possible in film that are impossible on the written page. Wendy Everett points out in “Reframing Adaptation”, that film is much more than just plot and simple narrative, with filmmakers being able to utilize “ the rhythms and nuances of the dialogue, of course, but also the film's visual images and cadences, the camera’s angels and rhythms, and the internal dynamic between and within each shot” in their storytelling (Everett 153). While literature is bound to the printed word, film is capable of creating an entire visual and audible world in which a story unfolds.
Towards the end, The Controller agrees with the claim that happiness is a poor substitute for passion, but needed to keep a society stable. After The Controller, explains why things like the feelies are used, the savage refutes their purpose saying that, “they’re told by an idiot”. Similarly In Shakespeare the character, Macbeth, says exactly what the savage says, but Is speaking about life instead of a play. When Huxley alludes to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, he brings the same feeling of distress to bear on that what they are speaking about has no meaning. Helmholtz agrees with the Savage. He believes that all of his work is essentially "told by an idiot" because it doesn't address anything real. Even though he knows this, he doesn’t know how to
The quote, “Man is not truly one, but truly two.” can be analyzed from a behaviorally or mentally aspect. Physically, man is one, but if you delve deeper into the man, he can be separated into two parts which creates a whole man. In the play Macbeth and in the novel Lord of the Flies, some of the characters can be split into two conflicting parts. The characters are neither entirely good or entirely bad. In both the novel and the play, something happens to the characters that made them split into an evil side, thus creating two men.
Fate is usually described as what happens during one’s lifetime. Many people conceive that their fate is already planned out before they are born. From the time that books have been written, authors have written about people finding fates through some prophecy. Although many people might consider it futile, the person attempts to change it. However, many of these characters then realized knowing their fate is usually worse than not knowing it. In particular, Macbeth and Lord Voldemort (from Harry Potter). Each of them tries to change their own fate, but it ends in their demise. Although they thought they would benefit from hearing their future, both would have been much better off not knowing.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth (The Holy Bible, Matthew 5:5). This quote is the third Beatitude in “The Bible” which means that any person who exhibits self-control and modesty will be rewarded with peace, prosperity and eternal life. There are many stories in the bible, as well as novels, plays, and motion pictures that help display the consequences of not leading a humble life. Macbeth (from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”) and Scar (from Rob Minkoff and Roger Aller’s “The Lion King”) are two characters that fail to portray the virtues of the third Beatitude. In both adaptations, there are many parallels between both characters as they possess selfish qualities and murder for their own benefits. Although Scar and Macbeth both commit regicide out of their own desire for power and create chaos among the land, Macbeth presents moral qualities while Scar is corrupt and dishonest throughout the “Lion King”. The main characters of both adaptations bring attention to the
Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth, Thane of Glamis and friend to the King. After a battle, Macbeth (and Banquo, but who ever remembers him?) comes across three witches, who give him his prophecy. He is told that he will Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and eventually King. Though he doesn’t believe this prophecy at first, when he is announced Thane of Cawdor by the King, he realizes that it will indeed come true. There have been many interpretations of Macbeth in terms of plays, movie adaptations, and paintings. One famous painting depicting the scene with Macbeth, Banquo, and the witches is Macbeth and the Witches by Joseph Anton Koch. However, Koch chose the omit and add several details in his painting, all of which show that he interpreted this scene as very dramatic, important to the overall plot of the play, and symbolic.