The Scottish Film

Not a podcast about Scottish Films!

Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. In this first episode they enjoy Orson Welles formidable impressionist vision of The Scottish Play.

The Scottish Film – Ep #20 – Macbeth (2018)

We did it! We reviewed every cinematic adaptation we could reasonably get our hands on without influence over time or the Thai authorities. We finish up with Macbeth 2018, a…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #19 – Veeram (2016)

When you take Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy and a North Indian folk tale and mix them all together in three languages at once and look at it through the lens of…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #18 – Macbeth (2015)

Paul and Katy fail to find a banned Thai film and so have to settle for perhaps the greatest cinematic adaptation ever made! A film of sound and fury, signifying…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #17 – Macbeth (2010)

Patrick Stewart is here with all his Shakespearean bombast! An adaptation of Sound and Fury and bleak 60s cold war era dystopia. Can Paul and Katy get out of the…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #16 – Macbeth (2006)

Struth! It’s only an Australian gangster adaptation of Macbeth. Have the Aussies found a way to make Shakespearean language work in a modern setting? Is this Baz Luhrmann or whoever…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #15 – Shakespeare Re-told: Macbeth (2005)

In one of the boldest adaptations yet, Paul and Katy find Macbeth back in the kitchen! This time it’s the kitchen of a three star Michelin restaurant. Will Macky B…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #14 – Maqbool (2003)

Āpakā svāgata hai! It’s time for Paul and Katy to experience the Indian Macbeth adaptation. Will this film convincingly adapt the tragedy in to a modern day crime story, or…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #13 – Scotland, PA (2001)

The comedy of Macbeth! Paul and Katy head to Scotland Pennsylvania for some deep fried chicken Macbeths. Whilst there, they stop at a drive in for some awkward comedy! Join…

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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Macbeth (1992)

What could be better than a Welsh television adaptation of the Scottish play put to screen by an insane Russian animation studio. In one of the all time strangest, and…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #11 – Men of Respect (1991)

You come to us? On this, the day of our daughter’s wedding, to ask a favour? Well if it involves watching an iffy attempt to turn Macbeth into a gangster…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #10 – Verdi’s Macbeth (1987)

Paul and Katy voyage even further into the high arts with Claude D’Anna’s French film of Verdi’s Opera of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. They discuss the music, the cinematography and the naked…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #9 – BBC Television Shakespeare Macbeth (1983)

Paul and Katy are starting to a get a case of the Mondays when it comes to the Bard’s immortal tail of bloody ambition and revenge. Another week, another heretical…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #8 – Hungarian Macbeth (1982)

Üdvözlet! Get that Lángos ready, because Paul and Katy are heading to Hungary for Béla Tarr’s 80s television adaptation of Macbeth. Filmed in just two shots, Tarr fights convention and his…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #7 – RSC Macbeth (1979)

Life might be a poor player, but Ian Mckellan and Judi Dench aren’t! Paul and Katy enjoy two masters of the form strutting their hour (and hour and thirty minutes)…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #6 – The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971)

Not a podcast about Scottish Films! Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. Not a podcast about Scottish Films. Paul and Katy…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #5 – Macbeth TV

Not a podcast about Scottish Films! Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. Episode 5 has them watching small screen adaptations from…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #4 – Throne of Blood

Not a podcast about Scottish Films! Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. Episode 4 sees them travel to feudal Japan to…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #3 – Joe Macbeth (1948)

Not a podcast about Scottish Films! Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. Episode 3 has crazy dames and some diamond fellas…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #2 – Hallmark Hall of Fame (1954)

Not a podcast about Scottish Films! Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. Episode 2 features a live television adaptation of the…

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The Scottish Film – Ep #1 – Orson Welles

Not a podcast about Scottish Films! Paul and Katy review every cinematic adaptation of Macbeth they can lay their hands on. In this first episode they enjoy Orson Welles formidable…

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