Crafting The Tragedy of Macbeth, a new short-form documentary focusing on the creative process and the many talents behind Joel Coen’s blockbuster adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play is now available to view within the film's TV app extras.
The behind the scenes documentary split across five chapters focuses on the many aspects of the filmmaking journey and includes interviews with lead actor Denzel Washington, costume designer Mary Zophres, casting director Ellen Chenoweth, composer Carter Burwell, co-editor Lucian Johnston, department head, hair Cydney Cornell, visual effects supervisor Michael Huber, production designer Stefan Dechant and director of photography Bruno Delbonnel.
Paired with never before seen behind-the-scenes archival footage and jaw-dropping deconstructions of some of over 400 expertly crafted visual effects seen over the course of the feature film’s 105 min run-time, much like Joel Coen’s feature, this new documentary will leave your jaw on the floor. An inspiration to film-makers and a treat for film-lovers alike, available to view in its entirety below.
Fun fact: The Macbeth curse, a theatrical superstition, forbids speaking the name Macbeth inside a theatre with any mention of the name leading to disaster. Given the A24/ Apple Original's countless award nominations, how will the various guilds avoid falling victim this award’s season? Let us know @screentimesnet.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is now available to stream on Apple TV+