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Essay | Polanski Vs Freestone

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Polanski Vs Freestone

Summary: Said to be one of Shakespeare's most tragic plays, Macbeth ventures deep within the dark side of human nature. What makes Shakespeare's plays successful is that the themes behind them are still relevant in today's society. Two directors, Polanski and Freestone, have tried to recapture the story of Macbeth using film. Freestone wanted to recapture the general storyline without too much manipulation of the text, but creative visuals. This comparison reflects the director's analysis of the play, and their views behind the theme of the play.
A comparison between the two separate versions can be found in scenes such the killing of King Duncan, and the dagger scene. In both versions of the play how well, this worked depended on the time that it was done. The Freestone version has the illusion of the dagger as a shadow of the cross, bringing into the sequence issues like religion. This was a very simple and effective way of putting the illusion on screen. The whole dagger sequence is very significant, as it raises questions like, is it from Macbeth's imagination? Is it a warning, possibly from God? On the other hand, is it from the weird sisters, directing him towards Duncan? After viewing the two videos, it seems that it is due to Macbeth's own imagination, simply because he is extremely nervous and is not thinking straight.

The Polanski version opens with a long...

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