All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!

I’ve just recently watched (a few times!) the recently released (on DVD) Macbeth.

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It’s a fabulous story for those of you who are not familiar with it plus it’s shot in some fantastic locations. 

It just so happens that I visited most of them in 2015!

Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland   


The Quiraing in Skye   


And around Sligachan and The Fairy Pools in Skye   


So, watch the movie and who knows, you may be tempted to visit the shooting locations!
Here are my less cinematic movies of my visits to these locations in 2015.

Seahouses 2015

Skye 2015

Coriolanus – a great movie

Thanks. What’s the matter, you dissentious rogues,
That, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion,
Make yourselves scabs?

The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people.

His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius.

You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate
As reek o’ the rotten fens, whose loves I prize
As the dead carcases of unburied men
That do corrupt my air,–I banish you.

It’s a fabulous movie with great performances by Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler.

Guardian Review

Entire play

A Lonely Place To Die – a great movie

A great movie I’ve seen recently is ‘A Lonely Place To Die’.  Directed by Julien Gilbey and shot in the Highlands on Red and a Canon 5D.

The opening sequence shot on Buchaille Etive Mor (“the great herdsman of Etive”) is stunning. 

It’s a great ‘chase’ movie …about a group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands discovering a kidnapped girl and who are then pursued by her captors.

For you ‘outdoorsy’ types, I can highly recommend it !!!