Macbeth (1971 movie)

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Macbeth
Directed by Roman Polanski
Produced by Andrew Braunsberg
Hugh M. Hefner
Victor Lownes
Screenplay by Roman Polanski
Kenneth Tynan
Starring Jon Finch
Francesca Annis
Music by The Third Ear Band
Cinematography Gil Taylor
Editing by Alastair McIntyre
Studio Caliban Films
Playboy Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) October 13, 1971 (1971-10-13) (US)
February 2, 1972 (1972-02-02) (UK)
Running time 140 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

Macbeth was a movie directed in 1971 by Polish-French movie maker Roman Polanski. [1] Jon Finch and Francesca Annis played the main characters [2]. Polanski adopted Shakespeare's original play into a somewhat changed screenplay with the help of British theater critic and Shakespeare expert Kenneth Tynan [3]. Hugh Hefner and Playboy Productions funded the movie. It was screened in New York and opened in Playboy Theater [4]. Hefner was also executive producer of the movie and it was listed as a Playboy production. [5]

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