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Jan. 8th, 2017

Finally got around to seeing Macbeth (2015) and loved it. There are little things like the children singing to Duncan which don't add anything to the plot, and to the best of my recollection aren't in the play, but add enormously to it. It's very particular in its sense of location: not a specific place in Scotland, so much as the atmosphere and emotional sense of place. Actually, what it reminds me most of, in that way and in terms of the quality of the cinematography, is A Field in England.

Tried an episode of Taboo but it didn't grab either of us, but tomorrow I'll have to see the new episode of Sherlocl. Obviously I wasn't wild about last week's, but I am curious about what the writers are up to and I'd like to see if it's more engaging.



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Jan. 9th, 2017 03:46 am (UTC)
Thanks - I was wondering if I should check out the Macbeth movie.
Jan. 9th, 2017 10:51 pm (UTC)
I'd definitely recommend it!
Jan. 14th, 2017 11:44 pm (UTC)
The Macbeth was really good! I had some minor quibbles with what lines they decided to cut vs leave in, but the visuals were SO fantastic. One of the most gorgeous movies I've seen in a long time, definitely.
Jan. 16th, 2017 10:43 pm (UTC)
Between this and rewatching Murnau's Nibelungen movies, I'm really feeling hungry for more visually rich stuff - I realised it's been a while since I gravitated towards films in search of visual spectacle. Then R found a trailer for the new Jodorowsky biopic, The Dance of Reality, and I really want to see it now!

Edited at 2017-01-16 10:43 pm (UTC)
Jan. 27th, 2017 11:05 pm (UTC)
Sherlock is very good and dark.Taboo is one i have yet to watch so no verdict on it.
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