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Analysis of the Film Version of Macbeth.

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ANALYSIS OF THE FILM VERSION OF MACBETH I have decided to look at the modern version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Within this play, I will look at the costumes of the actors, the language and the setting of the play. The director of this film has decided not to go with the normal stereotypical Macbeth - as in the old style looks like costume and character. He has opted for a much more modern version of the play. Macbeth and the other men are normally draped in the old fashioned 'figure-hugging' tunics whilst clutching swords for their weapons. In this version though, top class suits have been chosen - black jacket and pants, with an ice white shirt. I believe that this outfit has been chosen to reflect the modern day image. ...read more.


The light colours of the dress, help to show her as a good, innocent person compared to the black darkness of Macbeths suit. The witches are dressed in dark colours with hints of white, showing their almost pure evilness over-rules the good within them. The language has hardly changed from the original script of the play. I think this has been done to contrast the modern day to the olden day. I think it worked out rather from coursework.info well. There are certain parts of these acts in which Macbeth is thinking to himself about things. In some versions of Macbeth, the director decided to go with Macbeth thinking out loud. Not in this one though. Instead, the director opted to go for a voice over whilst Macbeth was thinking. ...read more.


This drew attention to the fire and caused it to stand out. The darkness of the witches and Macbeth shows that they are evil and are likely to side withe the more sinister crowd. Dark colours are often related to harmful things and the fact that Macbeth is always in dark settings could be saying that he is a person who is not afraid to harm people that may get in his way, i.e, Duncan. I also believe that the witches are set in a dark places because witches are supernatural beings and supernatural beings are generally portrayed as being bad. This could be why they are always black and grey as are there surroundings. I believe that Shakespeare himself would have indeed enjoyed this version of Macbeth. I certainly did and thought that all features came together well to produce a well formed portrayall of the evil and sinister man, Macbeth. Chris Heyes 11k2 ...read more.

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