Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1
1971 Roman Polanski vs 2006 Geoffry Wright
In Act 1 scene 1, the three witches were together to plan where to meet next time. Polanski’s version had a similarity and differences to Wright’s version. Polanski and Wright had the same mood. However, they both had differences in characterization. Also they had different settings. One had old witches the other had young witches. I believe that Polanski’s scene of the witches is more accurate to the book.
Polanski’s version of characterization is different to Wright’s version of the scene. Polanski’s version had three old woman as witches. They sort of looked similar to a homeless person. Wright’s version had females as witches as well but, on the other had, they looked completely different. The witches looked young girls in a school uniform. In the book, I imagined the witches old like Polanski’s version.
Wright’s setting was completely different from Polanski’s. Polanski’s setting was on the beach or a body of water. The witches were on the sand doing some type of witch craft. Wright’s version had the young witches at a cemetery. It was foggy and it made it looked creepier. The witches were damaging tombstones with hammers and a screwdriver. Also one of the withes spray painted a stone figure. I think Wright's setting was better for the scene because in the book it was creepy.
Polanski’s overall tone was similar as Wright’s version. They both were spooky and tense. Polanski’s version, had witches talk a certain way which was creepy. Also did Wright’s version. They both had withes planning where to meet next time. Also the scene was mysterious for being at a random place being troublemakers. These two versions had the same tone and mood as the book does.