Wright is the same guy who directed the creepy skinhead classic Romper Stomper (starring a young Russell Crowe). His version of Macbeth takes place in the ganglands of Melbourne, with lots of guns, naked women, and a lead character who looks like an indie rocker.
I was digging through the YouTube entries on Macbetha slew of high-school productions and creative class projects, like Claymation Macbeth and Gummi Bear Macbethwhen I came across an old newsreel of a 1936 production by the Negro Unit of the Federal Works Project. Directed by Orson Welles and set in Haiti, this all-black Macbeth was quite a revelation at the time. Consider that in 1952, Welles played Othello in blackface. (Actually, Anthony Hopkins did the same. In 1981!) In the Welles version of Othello, you can actually see the makeup smudge on the white handkerchief. There’s no problem like that in this all-black production. Well, also, it’s a different play.
I know much more about Orson Welles and Macbeth than I know about Floyd Lloyd, the director of the following video. Apparently, he went around Sundance asking people to say, Floyd Lloyd rocks! (By the appearance of American Movie’s Mark Borchardt, are we to believe this is 1999or are those guys still around?) It’s an interesting experiment, not only to see who will take the bait, but also who can say the phrase, which is quite a tongue-twister. Now, say red leather, yellow leather five times fast.
I have nothing to say about the following footage of a baby, only that it makes me laugh.
And, finally, adorable bunnies eating.