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Review: Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

By Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Jan 24, 2022 | In Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

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James improvises an impassioned dramatic monologue about the inadequacies of Joel Coen’s new adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Orson Welles’s 1948 version, he argues, is aesthetically similar but far superior. Thomas sits and listens.

Watch the Orson Welles Macbeth: https://archive.org/details/macbeth.-1948.-orson.-welles.-103-min

Music is The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission. https://theduskwhales.bandcamp.com

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Thomas is a pianist living in New York City. He is Director of Podcasts for CatholicCulture.org and hosts the Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

James is the Director of Customer Relations for CatholicCulture.org. A stage, film, and voice actor based in New York City, he is the host and narrator for Catholic Culture Audiobooks. See full bio.

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