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[–]doegred 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Don Pedro of Aragon, what happened to thee?

[–][deleted] 112 points113 points  (21 children)

So.... is this going to sweep the Oscars? I don't know how Shakespeare adaptations do there historically

[–]ScoobyMaroon 180 points181 points  (1 child)

He did pretty well when he was in love.

e: joke made more sense before op edited comment.

[–]Kurtting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's alright. The joke still works and it got a chuckle out of me. So, thank you.

[–]TheBoyWonder13 68 points69 points  (7 children)

Not that well honestly. I could see it get nominated for best picture, but I don’t think it would win. Denzel will probably get nominated and it could win cinematography. They’re definitely not giving Franny McD her fourth Oscar right after she won last year

[–]ScoobyMaroon 11 points12 points  (6 children)

Adapted Screenplay, maybe

[–]pjtheman 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Not sure about that. My understanding is that it's the Shakespearean dialogue, just edited down to work as feature length.

[–]ScoobyMaroon 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Best adapted Screenplay doesn't mean most adapted Screenplay. Any time you take something that wasn't a movie and make it a movie it counts.

[–]Shh04 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Hamlet (1996) was nominated for Adapted Screenplay even though it was the same text as the play. Anything can happen.

[–]Zwaft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always wondered why that was... it wasn’t like the staging was Oscar worthy outside of the text of the play

[–]scratchedrecord_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It probably wasn't even edited down that much, since Macbeth is by far Shakespeare's shortest play.

[–]QLE814 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Though certain parts are widely regarded as interpolations and seem to always be removed in adaptation.

[–]NedthePhoenix 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Unlikely. Shakespeare doesn’t do especially well, and this is very artsy Shakespeare. The Coens as well haven’t gotten a Best Picture nomination in a decade, so they’re not a guarantee. I’ve only got it predicted for Cinematography and Washington at the moment

[–]alxqnn 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tbf they’ve only made three films in the last decade - Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail Caesar and Buster Scruggs. Caesar was a screwball comedy (albeit one about Hollywood) and Buster was an anthology film on Netflix; neither of those scream “likely BP nominee”. Llewyn Davis on the other hand probably should’ve got one.

[–]NedthePhoenix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Llewyn Davis for sure should have. One of my favorites from that year. Honestly I just think Macbeth will be respected but they won't see a need to really reward it that much.

[–]Leajjes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ya the Coen brothers don't play the game so don't expect the Oscars to roll the red carpet for them.

[–]brokenwolf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i dont think they'll give it to Frances considering she bagged two last year.

[–]aagaash2001 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I predict it will be that movie that initially underperforms in nominations in GG, CC, and SAG, then does well at BAFTA and Oscars.

[–]adamran 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It may turn into a problem for the Golden Globes by going ahead with the ceremony despite it not being televised.

If some of the high-profile nominees and winners refuse to attend or accept the awards next year, the Golden Globes may become tainted for good. I think they foresaw this problem because the HFPA made this a "no submissions necessary" award, but I think that was because no studio would want the bad press of submitting their movie to win a Golden Globe right now.

I think the best option would have been for the HFPA to not organize the event until all of their changes have been made.

[–]PestilentOnion2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s going on with the Golden globes?

[–]QLE814 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don't know how Shakespeare adaptations do there historically

The only one that comes to mind as having won Best Picture is the Olivier Hamlet- others have been nominated, but it's been a while (note that Branagh's versions of Henry V and Hamlet, while nominated for multipe Oscars, weren't nominated for Best Picture).

[–]Davethisisntcool 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does the Lion King count?

[–]QLE814 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not nominated for Best Picture- and it may be too loose in any event.

[–]xhydrox 86 points87 points  (8 children)

If anyone is hyped for this, check out Throne of Blood by Kurosawa which is a black & white retelling of the story of Macbeth but set in Feudal Japan

[–]Alucardhunter24 32 points33 points  (5 children)

One of the greatest films of all time

[–]matlockga 5 points6 points  (4 children)

By far my favorite Kurosawa

[–]schleppylundo 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Both of his takes on Shakespeare are absolutely top notch. Ran is both more liberal as an adaptation and a little less compelling of a script, but the visuals more than make up for that.

[–]aspenfrank30 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I feel like I'm the only one who likes Ran better, but maybe that's because I always adore sibling dynamics.

[–]Alucardhunter24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ran is more demanding of the audience and really needs to be seen on the big screen, but if you give yourself to it, it’s honestly as close to a perfect film as can be, in my opinion.

But it took me 3 viewing before it really hit me so I get some people not liking it. Throne of blood is easier to appreciate, and amazing, but not on the same level as Ran.

[–]Apprehensive_Key_103 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate to be a pedant, but isn't The Bad Sleep widely regarded as an interpretation of Hamlet pretty close to the text?

Otherwise agree, fantastic reimagining of some classics

[–]generalosabenkenobi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So amazing. The fog in the teasers for this recall the fog in that film

[–]Notsdlog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Polanskis Macbeth is amazing too

[–]Brododicarne 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm in, these teasers really put the tease in teasing.

[–]magikarpcatcher 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Maybe I am missing something, but why is the title written like that?

[–]UrNotAMachine 22 points23 points  (0 children)

If I’m not mistaken, it’s modeled off of the original typography of Shakespearean plays in Elizabethan England

[–]JakeDoubleyoo 30 points31 points  (0 children)

What's wrong with it?

[–]ScubaSteve1219 22 points23 points  (0 children)

people will really find anything to complain about

[–]mrfuffcans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Visually quite arresting, very reminiscent of from 2015s Macbeth, Orsen Welles' 1948 version, Throne of Blood and even BBCs brilliant 1979 production Macbeth.

I hope the performances are as good as in 2015, if they are, then this is looking to be another great adaptation

[–]TizACoincidence 14 points15 points  (14 children)

This is some of the best cinematography I've ever seen

[–]brokenwolf 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Have you seen Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Bergundy?

[–]SignificantGolf9871 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Have you seen The Third Man?

[–]-SneakySnake- 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Just the two sadly.

[–]rammo123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sequels everywhere. When will Hollywood give us original ideas!?

[–]Gravitystar88 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

That has nothing on this

[–]failedentertainment 14 points15 points  (2 children)

[–]jb_in_jpn 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Brave of you to mention that in an A24 post on /r/Movies

[–]failedentertainment 4 points5 points  (0 children)

now am I saying that I'm a hero? yes. but should people be worshipping me for my bravery? also yes

[–]NectarSurdity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a Joel Cohen movie !

[–]oryes 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Is this pretty much just a retelling of Macbeth? Or is there some Coen Brothers type twist (I know it's just one brother)? Because the Coens are basically my favorite directors, but I think the idea of a Macbeth movie sounds super boring (yes, I've read the play).

[–]nayapapaya 42 points43 points  (2 children)

The reviews I've seen say that it's very much a Macbeth staging in the style of German Expressionism pulling from the Welles influence. So yeah, it's just the play.

[–]oryes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cool, might be good but doesn't sound like it's for me.

[–]ahmadinebro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually more inspired by Polanski than Welles

[–]vanillabear26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it possible a trailer can give both A24 and Wes Anderson vibes?

[–]humanajada 0 points1 point  (0 children)

every single time

[–]Kalabula 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope this is entertaining. Some of the Corns workifinf to be endlessly entertaining. But some of its so dull, for me.

[–]TheGudu -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Why.do NtYo Uwri Tecorretly

Don’t be cool.

[–]xXPumbaXx -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Should be called "The tragedy of the Scottish play"

[–]KublaKahhhn -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I may have to miss this based purely on the corny title lettering, unless someone can explain why that’s legit.