Macbeth 1961 - Television adaptation with the young Sean Connery in the title role

IMDB Rating: 6,8

Director: Paul Almond
Main Cast: Sean Connery, Zoe Caldwell, William Needles, Ted Follows

"The Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war. In the end, he loses everything that gives meaning and purpose to his life before losing his life itself. Macbeth, based on the play by Shakespeare, was produced in 1961 and it was a TV movie with Sean Connery as the lead character. It's not entirely a visually striking film but it does have that eerie atmosphere that makes the movie. It's gloomy which is perfect for the plot of the movie. Macbeth, is an eerie film, a film about murder, witches, and how power corrupts a person. Still to this day there are leaders that will kill for power as it was in the Medieval world. But we must remember that Macbeth is not the only accomplice, Lady Macbeth, she also hungers for power and 'helps' her husband obtain that power by using her words of crazed wisdom. So this production in particular, for being not a cinematic film isn't bad."

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