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Alan Cumming Tackles a One-Man 'Macbeth'

Alan Cumming in Macbeth/Image via <a href=LincolnCenterFestival.org" />
Alan Cumming in Macbeth/Image via LincolnCenterFestival.org

A new version of Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming ("X2," "Spy Kids") in all the major roles, is now playing at NYC's Lincoln Center. Apparently the entire play is staged as the mutterings and rantings of one crazed person locked away in a mental hospital. A sort of minimalist "Marat/Sade"! If it's half as ferocious as his performance in "Titus" (Julie Taymor's adaptation of Titus Andronicus) then people will be fainting in the aisles.

HuffPo's ten best classical music moments in blockbuster films shows the debt that many art films owe to already-famous compositions. Wonder why they picked "Antichrist" instead of "Melancholia"? Both are Lars Von Trier, but the latter was a much "bigger" film, and prominently featured the prelude to "Tristan und Isolde."

Film review site Rotten Tomatoes loves to ask actors and filmmakers about their five favorite movies. Here's a collection of all these interviews, from Hugo Weaving to Paris Hilton to Tilda Swinton, aggregated in a tidy bundle. It's pretty crazy to imagine Kathleen Turner sitting around the house laughing her head off during "Shrek."

In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the film "Deliverance" (adapted by James Dickey from his own novel), here's an interview with actors Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox about the bond they share because of this unforgettable story. Fun fact: According to Reynolds, the compound fracture effect was achieved using real bones and blood from a local butcher shop. Suddenly the '70s wave toward vegetarianism makes so much more sense!

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