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Macbeth (1971 movie)

1971 film by Roman Polanski

Macbeth was a movie directed in 1971 by Polish-French movie maker Roman Polanski.[1] Jon Finch and Francesca Annis played the main characters.[1] Polanski adopted Shakespeare's original play into a somewhat changed screenplay with the help of British theater critic and Shakespeare expert Kenneth Tynan.[2] Hugh Hefner and Playboy Productions funded the movie. It was screened in New York and opened in Playboy Theater.[3] Hefner was also executive producer of the movie and it was listed as a Playboy production.[4]

Macbeth
Directed byRoman Polanski
Produced byAndrew Braunsberg
Hugh M. Hefner
Victor Lownes
Screenplay byRoman Polanski
Kenneth Tynan
Based onThe Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
StarringJon Finch
Francesca Annis
Music byThe Third Ear Band
CinematographyGil Taylor
Edited byAlastair McIntyre
Production
company
Caliban Films
Playboy Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 13, 1971 (1971-10-13) (US)
  • February 2, 1972 (1972-02-02) (UK)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bate, Jonath & Eric Rasmussen edited Macbeth by William Shakespeare The Royal Shakespeare Company page 132
  2. Ain-Krupa, Julia Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile ABC Clio Publishing Santa Barbara California 2010 page 79
  3. Ain-Krupa, Julia Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile ABC Clio Santa Barbara California 2010 page 79
  4. Macbeth and its Afterlife: Shakespeare Survey 57 Cambridge University Press 2004 Williams, Deanne Mick Jagger Macbeth page 145