Discussing :: Black Swan

Emerging from the imagination of filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan is a psychological thriller pervaded with insanity and madness which is juxtaposed with the graceful, gilded world of professional ballet. Unfolding with palpable intensity and nightmarish logic, the movie denotes the continuation of Aronofsky’s study into the resilience of the human body which was kicked off by his stunning 2008 picture The Wrestler. Additionally, just as The Wrestler was primarily a character study, Black Swan is a competitive ballet tale on the surface only, as Aronofsky instead exhibits more interest in exploring the corrosion... read full article

#1

DawnBreaker
Black Swan

I think emotional pressure and the subsequent duality of mind that occurs at its breaking point is not as unusual as it seems. I'd even go as far as to say that 'crazy' is the new 'normal' in this world. I admire everyone for at least trying to maintain a semblance of sanity in their daily realities (helped somewhat by a good dose of 'how to act normal' programmes on TV), but the truth is, we are all starting to feel the cracks tearing us up on the inside, and divorce rates, broken families, poverty and selfish profiteering are signs that things are getting worse.

I've been exposed to a lot of people who I once considered a little unhinged. But I've come to recognise that the more I get to know others, the more I see the same untied knots in them also. Who really can call themselves sane in this world? Presidents who fall into rage and throw diplomacy out the window? Stars who can't find adequate soulmates, even in their own professions? Musicians who let their emotions loose through their instruments?

The question I have is: Have we really come very far in the last six thousand years of intellectual growth? Or are we truly kidding ourselves that we are in control of our individual worlds when our minds and hearts are actually full of contradictory beliefs that will one day bring about our undoing?

#2

Ziona

Natalie Portman has become a GREAT actress ,I really enjoy her movies,she is awesome

#3

T T

Natalie Portman has done a fantastic job portraying her character in this movie. Highly recommended film!

#4

Gemma

A great movie - highly recommended

#5

KH

I haven't seen this yet...it's on the list.

#6

Lauren

Still haven't seen this but I really want to!

#7

Cinty

Natalie Portman is a total stunner. The shorts looked a little scary to be honest, which is why I haven't seen it yet but I would really like to!

#8

angelkatya99

I just watched this recently and all I can say is wowwww- it's defiantly a emotional thriller! a must see!

#9

Anna

havnt seen this yet but i do want too... looks like a great one to watch with the girlies and a glass of wine!!

#10

Wice

Thought it was great to see Natalie Portman's offsider, Mila Kunis - alias Jackie from "That 70s Show." Apparently she started acting when she was only nine years old. She emigrated from the Ukraine and got the part in that show by pretendiing she was several years older than she really was.

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