Q&A: Martin Amis on Polanski's Macbeth

Martin Amis
Martin Amis
Maximilian Schönherr (Wikipedia image)

In this week's film section, Calum Marsh interviews author Martin Amis, who has moved from his native Great Britain to New York. On November 4, Amis presents a screening of Roman Polanski's Macbeth at BAMcinématek. In this interview, Marsh speaks with Amis on the telephone about Polanski, Shakespeare, and the nature of adaptations.

Amis remembers the 1971 film's release: "That’s just the taste of the time. That’s just the shallow consensus of what people think in that particular period. 'Tasteless' is another good one. You know you’re going to see something good when people call a movie tasteless."

Read the full interview: Martin Amis Toasts Roman Polanski's Macbeth.


Macbeth (1971)
Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Nicholas Selby, John Stride
Co-presented by The Shakespeare Society
140 minutes

Monday, November 4, 2013
7 p.m.
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas

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Jon Finch and Francesca Annis in Macbeth.
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