Inspired by the coming of Joel Coen‘s The Tragedy of Macbeth, I decided to re-watch my Criterion Bluray of Roman Polanski‘s Macbeth (’71) — easily the finest filmed adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic melodrama ever made.

But I was diverted by Toil and Trouble: Making Macbeth (’14), an hour-long doc that covers the whole fascinating process. I stayed with it. Highly recommended.

Polanski is so brilliant, such a master. I have nothing but contempt for those who refuse to differentiate between the artist and the man and give the artist his due, even to the extent of blocking J’Accuse from being streamed.

Jon Finch‘s “cure her of that…sweet oblivious antidote” speech; the “tomorrow and tomorrow” speech.