Monday, January 10, 2011

Black Swan- movie

How was your weekend? I meet my old friends and had a psychological assault a rapturous experience with the movie Black Swan at my lovely sister Menchie place.

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 Black Swan” follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice.

But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. via
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Portman gives a magnificent Academy Award-worthy performance with this movie. Shy, inhibited, uncertain, she barely raises her voice throughout the movie.Her role as the lead ballerina illustrates every inch of stressful depth life of ballerinas goes through to earn a coveted role in their company.  The dancing is beautiful. Portman really deserves some props considering how amazing she looks after only one year of intense dance. Definitely she is a strong contender for an Oscar this year, in what may be one of the defining roles of her career. She is absolutely brilliant in the film.

The only bad part of this movie is that it has elements that are too much for some people to enjoy. Layer upon layers of metaphors and symbolism that tear through this movie and so much of it may go unnoticed or overwhelm.

Some critics have described this movie to that of “The Wrestler" in that the pressures of the craft can affect you in so many ways. I wont tell you what happens to Portman at the end of the movie but I will tell you that this movie deserve a home run. 9 out 0f 10:)
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Overall the film is dark, violent, and intensely sexual but all with reason. Every single frame of Black Swan echoes the theme of the destructiveness of the artistic process and proves that Darren Aronofsky in his thrilling story about a woman seeking perfection has found it himself.


7 comments:

  1. This was a deep movie! But I liked the dark element-it did have a lot of meaning.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. i've been planning to watch it with a friend. i'm really thrilled with the trailer, and with your review.. can't wait to watch! is it showing in the theater yet?

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  3. I love this pics and would love to see the movie since the pics are amazing.

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  4. I would like to inform you that there's a surprise waiting for you on my blog. :)

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  5. @Karen...I just wish Portman will win the best actress:)

    @Maria..I miss you...I been busy this week..nandito sister ko until now..nabusy ako sa knya..sorry

    @Starlight..thank you for the award:)

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  6. she looks great and the trailer is really cool. im going to see the movie next week! cant wait x

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  7. Really Gr8 ! Thanks For sharing..

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