Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Answer to Yesterday's Shakespeare Trivia Question

This speech from MACBETH shows up in the Oscar-winning film BIRDMAN. You hear it as Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) navigates a liquor store inexplicably strewn with uncountable Christmas lights. When Thomson makes it out to the street, a mediocre actor who is suing him, and whom he may or may not have injured by means of telekinesis, continues to rant and howl the words below, having apparently become a street person. A "poor player."

Or (more likely) a hallucination of a poor player.

Quite a remarkable film, BIRDMAN rewards repeat viewings.