Macbeth (Joel Coen, 202?)

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Macbeth (Joel Coen, 202?)

#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm

Only Joel... weird!

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#3 Post by solaris72 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:11 pm

Wonder what the setting will be. Obviously Joel Coen has done period before but 11th century Scotland is pretty outside the Coen wheelhouse. And between Welles, Polanski, Tarr, and the most recent adaptation, there isn't exactly a shortage of adaptations that are reasonably faithful to the setting (unlike some of Shakespeare's plays).

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#4 Post by swo17 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:13 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Only Joel... weird!
Doesn't he often take sole directing credit though it's understood that they're both behind the wheel?

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#5 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:14 pm

They stopped doing it a while ago, but that used to be the case

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#6 Post by knives » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:15 pm

For guild reasons only though (Ethan as a result was often the only one listed as producer).

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#7 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:28 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:13 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Only Joel... weird!
Doesn't he often take sole directing credit though it's understood that they're both behind the wheel?
From everything I can find on this, Joel will be the sole writer and director. That hasn't happened at all, if my memory serves, going all the way back through Blood Simple

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#8 Post by knives » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Hell, even the Evil Dead movies had them working together.

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#9 Post by swo17 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Cue a lot of bad "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" jokes

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#10 Post by Cremildo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm

This is just speculation on my part, but given the casting, I don't expect this to be a faithful adaptation. In fact, I'd welcome a new spin, for the reason solaris72 mentioned above.

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#11 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:05 pm

They're both a little too old for the parts, but beyond that, I can see those two leads mostly fitting the requirements, especially if it's going to be adapted into a present day vernacular - Washington and McDormand speechify better than most

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#12 Post by Finch » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:42 pm

Even after reading all the comments and articles, my reaction is, Really? Yet another adaptation of this particular play, especially when we already have the Kurosawa, the Welles and to a slightly lesser extent, the Polanski? I guess, it could be something like the McKellen film of Richard III, but still, on paper, even with the talent behind and in front of the camera involved, this doesn't excite me at all. Of course, it could turn out to be utterly sensational and if anyone can make it happen, it's Joel Coen, but it's still going to be an uphill task. Deadline makes it sound like Ethan wasn't involved even with the writing.

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#13 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:44 pm

I feel the same way. The world was not hurting for another take on Macbeth, of which there are still more than even those Auteur-driven examples

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#14 Post by dda1996a » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:06 pm

Is there really any need for more of the famous Shakespearian Tragedies, not just Macbeth?

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#15 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:15 pm

Shakespeare is cancelled

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#16 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:45 pm

I cannot imagine that this will be anything close to a straight adaptation of the play, but even if it was I'd be interested to see Washington work with a/the Coen(s).

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#17 Post by swo17 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:52 pm

I'm gonna say the Coens don't exactly have a great track record when it comes to previously filmed adaptations

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#18 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm

Hot Take of the Day: Their version of The Ladykillers is underrated.

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Re: Macbeth (Joel Coen, 202?)

#19 Post by Slaphappy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:08 pm

This could be really delicious. None of the previous versions have the narrative drive or full range on great screen characters that Coens can give this story.

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#20 Post by swo17 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:11 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Hot Take of the Day: Their version of The Ladykillers is underrated.

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Any reason you didn't use a gif of the scene where J.K. Simmons gets diarrhea?

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#21 Post by knives » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:31 pm

Isn't that the only bad example though? One rotten egg out of six isn't so bad.

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Is there really any need for more of the famous Shakespearian Tragedies, not just Macbeth?
If Coen announced something like Taming of the Shrew or Two Gentlemen of Verona, I could see the appeal as those would play to his strengths and also they aren’t so well-trodden cinematically. But Macbeth is done to death, and I’d say the same if this was a director I loved

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#23 Post by knives » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:43 pm

How do we know that this an adaptation at all and isn't just using the title for thematic signaling? Especially with Shakespeare that's not unusual.

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#24 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:45 pm

There are already enough films that do that too, though!

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#25 Post by Roscoe » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:23 pm

Well, it certainly seems to be a specific take on the roles. Denzel Washington, at age 64, and Frances McDormand at 61.

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