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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Welles unsuccessfully tried to get Bernard Herrmann for the score but the composer's contract excluded him from the project.
The Three, The Three, The Three:
Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
In one scene, you see Duncan in a crowd holding a lighted candle. The film cuts to a close up of Duncan and he is holding an unlit candle, the next cut back to Duncan in a crowd again holding a lighted candle.
The 89-minute version, recut by studio executives, and redubbed by Welles and the other actors to cut down on the Scottish accents, also omitted some of the play's most famous lines, e.g. "Double, double, toil and trouble", the whole second half of the "If it were done when 'tis done" speech, the line "I have supp'd full with horrors", some of the "Is this a dagger which I see before me" speech, as well as the entire conversation between Macbeth and the murderers in which he persuades them to kill Banquo.
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