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04/29/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Wahn

Black Swan ist ein trügerisches Melodram mit grosser Passion und Intensität erzählt! Darren Aronoskys Inszenierung ist herrlich übertrieben, genauso düster wie absurd! Im Mittelpunkt steht die Performance von Natalie Portman als Ballerina, die in Tschaikowskis Schwanenensee den weissen und den dunklen Schwan darstellt. Sie ist Nina Sayers, eine junge Frau, die sich in ihrer Kunst verliert - mehr noch: Nina verliert ihren Verstand. Alles am klassischen Ballett schreit förmlich nach Exzess: Der Triumph der Illusion über die Realität, die grosse Geste, ja die scheinbare Überwindung der Schwerkraft. Das klassische Ballett gebietet den Tänzern absolute Disziplin und rigororsen Perfektionismus. Diese Qqualitäten überwiegen das normale Leben. Der Konflikt zwischen Ideal und Wirklichkeit, das ist...

 

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02/27/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Black Swan" by Yojimbo

A young ballerina receives the starring role she has always dreamed of but the resulting pressure causes a descent into mental deterioration and madness. Black Swan is essentially about the pressure to be "perfect" and the way society sits in judgement over young women, and how peers and otherwise well-meaning parental figures can resent their success leading to insecurity and anxiety even amongst those who are considered the pinnacle of beauty and achievement. As we saw in Requiem For A Dream, Aronofsky has a real knack for representing mental deterioration and his use of surreal imagery is both creative and shocking, a couple of sequences being far more chilling than most so-called "horror" films these days. Natalie Portman puts in a compelling performance as the fra...

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08/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Ambition, desire, failure, devastation.

This astounding picture comes from the man who almost never disappoints me story-wise: Darren Aronofsky. He's a bit like Batman. Ordinary on the outside, but a masterful genius when doing his craft.

Natalie Portman deserved her Oscar. The way she portrayed Nina was innocent, fragile and honest.
Especially her transformation just made her more vulnerable and ambient in her role. The constant push in the film is for her to 'lose herself' in the black swan, since she had already mastered the white one. It felt like Portman was losing herself in the role simultaneously. What started out smalltime ended up as a triumph, much like the character.

You could really tell this was a Darren Aronofsky movie, because it had all the usual qualities. The eclectic dialogue, unstable camerawork and ...

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4/4 

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06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Black Swan

Yes! Another another amazing film from director, Darren Aronofsky. For me, Black Swan is the perfect example of a modern classic film. A true piece of art, astounding in so many ways. Immediately after the opening credits, the film left a tense, uneasy feeling in my gut. The atmosphere was established, and I was instantly at the edge of my seat, knowing that something was off. I was immediately taken into the film. The brilliant musical score was very effective in establishing the dark tones, as was the perfect cinematography. I loved the use of color in the film; blacks and whites dominated the color palette of the film, establishing the dark tone, but also to further emphasizing the idea of good vs. evil. The acting was excellent; stunning performances by supporting cast members Barbara...

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3.5/4 

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01/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

How far would you go to be perfect?

When ballerina, Nina (Natalie Portman) is cast to play the Swan Queen, which is two roles in one – Odette, the virginal White Swan awaiting a kiss from the Prince, and her heartless twin, Odile, the sexually predatory Black Swan who lures the prince away, she easily proves herself as the graceful and innocent White Swan. It is the dual role as the cunning and seductive Black Swan that proves to be the challenge especially with Lily (Mila Kunis) standing as a major threat to Nina's shining moment. She personifies everything Nina is not. A natural dancer, prepared to take risks, let go, be bad and clearly very sensuous without even trying, she plays the Yin to Nina's Yang and the movie is better because of the two sides coming together.

This fantasy drama takes you on a surreal ride th...

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3/4 

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12/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Black Swan

Absolute masterpiece! Psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. Its plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. One dancer, Nina (Portman), is a perfect fit for the White Swan, while Lily (Kunis) has a personality that matches the Black Swan. When the two compete for the parts, Nina finds a dark side to herself.
Aronofsky conceived the premise by connecting his viewings of a production of Swan Lake with an unrealized screenplay about understudies and the notion of being haunted by a double, similar to the folklore surrounding doppelgängers. Aronofsky ...

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4/4 

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12/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Black Swan is a Solid Film...

This film was technically solid. The cinematography, camera tracking while the characters are dancing, dramatic at times demonic classical music, great lighting, acting, direction, editing, etc were all above average. However the film doesn't break any new ground in the originality of story department. "Been there, done that." I read so many good reviews that I was expecting a greater wow factor. Thus, I was let down. The hallucinations, and metamorphosis scenes were a nice touch but at times you struggle to figure out what's reality, and what's the psychological inventions. If you enjoy being toyed with, then you'll like it. If you don't like classical music or ballet, then you won't be able to stomach the film. A solid profound film, but my expectations were previously set much higher. ...

 

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07/26/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Black Swan

Natalie Portman is one of my favorite actresses. She was cool in The Professional, cute in Heat, adorable in Garden State, and many more. At last she was awarded for her role in Black Swan which stars Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis. Just wish Winona had a longer role. There are very disturbing and dark scenes on the film. The score was of course pertinent. It is about believing in yourself, peer pressure and performing to the best in everything you do. The brilliant direction, talented cast and film’s score was really good.




















































































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02/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Black Swan Gets an Ovation

Leave it to Darren Aronofsky to take a subject I know nothing about, nor even seriously though about getting interested in, and make me sorry for ever ignoring it. Make no mistake, it's about the world of ballet as much as it's about the characters who live that life, and damned if it didn't make me want to know all about it.

I can see why Natalie Portman is considered the front-runner for best actress - this is her show and she completely blew me away with her performance. Hell, I've taken notice ever since I saw her in The Professional, but this is easily Portman's most powerful role to date. The range she shows and how she trained for this part are simply stunning. I mean the emotions she goes through is like a roller coaster, but the physical aspect is just as impressive to me. If ...

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3/4 

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01/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Attack it!

There's far too much to say about this movie that it will be very frightening for me to even try. However, I shall do my best.

First, Writing - How enthralling the language. Writer Mark Heyman won me over with his critical love of ballet in this film, how easy the language was to understand, no matter how technical it became. A moving depiction into the epic battle of self, "Black Swan" may very well be one of the most enthralling stories ever told on the screen, and it all began with a beautiful story and elegeant writing.

Directing - Darren Aronofsky has yet to disappoint me, and "Black Swan" had me shocked and surprised. What made the direction so incredible was the way the camera moved and danced with the characters on the screen, how touching the characters were and how I ca...

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4/4 

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