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'Macbeth' Trailer : Arguably the definitive film version of Shakespeare's play (only Akira Kurosawa’s "Throne of Blood" would rival it), Polanski's "Macbeth" is the Bard by way of atmospheric horror. Doom and dread hangs over the world like an ever-present specter, and the film’s grisliest scene, the slaughter of Macduff's family, bears a disturbing resemblance to descriptions of Sharon Tate's murder, as if Polanski is exercising his worst nightmares. Polanski’s liberties with the play only make it even more unsettling, with an ending that suggests the cycle of violence, betrayal, and death will continue until the end of time. [A]

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