Friday, March 28, 2008

I saw the new "Macbeth" this afternoon chez Gibbs. It got the Guy Ritchie Gangster Flick treatment through and through. There were a number of people blown away whom I do not recall receiving said treatment in Shakespeare's text, Lady Macbeth has a cocaine addiction, and the witches look like Hogwarts dropouts after a shopping spree at Hot Topic.

I am glad this movie was made. It justifies my thinking that Macbeth is the original Mob Guy's Rise and Fall Movie. Listening to the actual play being read on CD while watching Scarface produces an effect similar to that Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz thing that potheads are always on about.

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