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Macbeth

Synopsis
Low-budget, modern dress, adaptation of Macbeth. Macbeth is conceived as a bland, corporate hatchet man, the three witches as svelte clubbers, and the porter a doorman at a comedy club. The settings include a white-walled office and a Godfather-esque back room revealing Mafioso kings and princes. ‘From William Shakespeare comes the story of a man, his wife, and three witches. This surreal adaptation is set in a fantasy world of constantly changing realities and dimensions, deconstructing the story and focusing it into a character study of one man’s descent into madness.' [from the film’s website publicity].
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Duration
75 mins

Credits

Director
Bryan Enk
Cinematographer
Carin Perry
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Bryan Enk; Edward Einhorn
Music
Jacob Enk
Cast
Peter J. BrownMacbeth
Moira StoneLady Macbeth
Bob BraderMacduff
Britt LafieldMalcolm
Yuri LowenthalBanquo
Amy Caitlin CarrMurderer (1st)
Carrie JohnsonWitch (2nd)
Christiaan KoopWitch (1st)
Dan MaccaroneRosa
Edward EinhornDoctor of Physic
Frank CwiklikPorter
Jennifer ClarkWitch (3rd)
Michael II DonalbainDonalbain
Michele SchlossbergLady Macduff
Rasheed HindsLennox
Roger NasserAngus
Tom MazurMurderer (2nd)
Tom ReidKing Duncan

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Clips are available for viewing at the film’s website.
General
18 hours of footage was shot over 22 days. Estimated budget $15,000.
Director Bryan Enk has been involved with two off-Broadway productions of the play - ‘Bitch Macbeth’ (2001 & 2003) and ‘Macbeth Without Words’ (2007).
Reviews
Phil Hall, Film Threat. http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=6066

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.thirdlows.com/macbeth/

Production Company

Name

Third Lows Production

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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