victoria_raptor (evelynwordsmyth) wrote in ontd_startrek,

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Patrick Stewart in Macbeth

So, I couldn't see last night's "Sherlock" on PBS, so I figured I'd watch it on tonight.

Alas, I became distracted by something that, in my humble opinion, was far more awesome. No Sherlock for me tonight.

"Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his scheming wife."

The film is currently streaming online at Here be a link:

My Critique?

~*This was awesome!*~ Patrick Stewart is amazing, as usual, but it's Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth who truly captivates and steals the show. This film version of the Scottish Play also has a really good "horror film"-vibe that's suitable for the Halloween season. The scenes with the Weird Sisters are particularly well done (not to mention creepy: the witches' scenes were edited in way that kind of reminded me of "Saw". Clip of the "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble" scene is under the cut below.).

Watch the full episode. See more Great Performances.

*edit* BONUS ARTICLE: "Patrick Stewart Talks Macbeth, Says He Loved J.J. Abrams Star Trek Movie"

*edit pt.2* I forgot to the opening scenes...THERE IS MASSIVE LENS FLARE
Tags: patrick stewart/jean-luc picard
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