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MACBETH (2015) Movie Featurette: Michael Fassbender on Character Motivation

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Macbeth “Macbeth Interview Special” Vlog. Justin Kurzel‘s Macbeth (2015) movie featurette entitled “Macbeth Interview Special” has been released. In the video, Justin Kurzel speaks about keeping the approach to adapting this William Shakespeare tragedy simple, by letting the themes drive the film. He says the script was “very cinematic” and “definitely read like a Western”. He says that shooting in Scotland made the landscapes define and shape the film, in a sense. He also says casting Michael Fassbender narrowed down the tone for what kind of Macbeth film this was going to be.

Michael Fassbender speaks highly of Justin Kurzel’s vision, but how he had to find a personal connection for himself to do the character justice. He also mentions how there is an endless amount of approaches, regarding line readings or emotional nuances that can alter the scene, that left him slightly depressed at the end of the day, for possible not choosing the best option.

Marion Cotillard speaks about her character and Fassbender’s character, how they are two desperate people, killing each other. “They create  wall of power to protect themselves from fears instead of facing them and that will drive them to darkness”.

Justin Kurzel speaks about the film techniques for covering the soliloquies and such. Fassbender mentions the post-traumatic stress disorder this character would’ve definitely had.

Watch the Macbeth vlog and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. Macbeth will be released in U.S. theatres on December 4, 2015. For more Macbeth information, videos, photos, and reviews, visit our Macbeth Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblrGoogle+ or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates.

Sources: Slashfilm

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I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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