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MACBETH

USA, 1948 (MIFF 1986, Retrospectives)

Director: Orson Welles

Shot in 23 days at the Republic Studios in Hollywood on a budget of $ 50 000. Orson Welles' adaptation of Shakespeare's play has been restored by the Film Archives at the University of Southern California. This print contains 21 minutes of previously absent materia! including a restoration of the original, controversial soundtrack on which the actors spoke with a heavy Scottish burr, eight minutes of musical overture, and three-and-a-half minutes of exit music by composer Jacques Ibert.

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