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Black Swan

£5.99

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Nina (Natalie Portman) is a highly ambitious ballet dancer (aren't they all?) who is up for the role of the Swan Princess in maverick Ballet producer Thomas Leroy's (Cassel) version of Swan Lake. She has the white swan down pat, but has she enough darkness to play the black swan? Director Darren Aronofsky plunges the character of Nina into the emotional depths of a woman desperate to please and to succeed. As Nina strives to create the darkness needed for the role, her emotions alter and her personality shifts. She begins to see dark images, but are these in her imagination or real? Portman does a fantastic job of portraying a woman in real crisis. She knows that she is slowly cracking, but it is what she wants. No one is there to help her; it seems that everyone is willing to sacrifice Nina's wellbeing if it makes her a better dancer.

As well as Portman shining, it is Aronofsky's direction that makes the film. Akin to the work of Dario Argento, `Black Swan' mixes ripe drama with horrific imagery. This is not a horror film as such, but does play on the psychology of is characters and you as an audience. `Black Swan' is a great film that made even someone like me vaguely interested in ballet.

Item details

Actors:
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Ksenia Solo
Classification:
15
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Darren Aronofsky
Display format:
16:9
Genre:
Drama
Region:
2

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Nina (Natalie Portman) is a highly ambitious ballet dancer (aren't they all?) who is up for the role of the Swan Princess in maverick Ballet producer Thomas Leroy's (Cassel) version of Swan Lake. She has the white swan down pat, but has she enough darkness to play the black swan? Director Darren Aronofsky plunges the character of Nina into the emotional depths of a woman desperate to please and to succeed. As Nina strives to create the darkness needed for the role, her emotions alter and her personality shifts. She begins to see dark images, but are these in her imagination or real? Portman does a fantastic job of portraying a woman in real crisis. She knows that she is slowly cracking, but it is what she wants. No one is there to help her; it seems that everyone is willing to sacrifice Nina's wellbeing if it makes her a better dancer.

As well as Portman shining, it is Aronofsky's direction that makes the film. Akin to the work of Dario Argento, `Black Swan' mixes ripe drama with horrific imagery. This is not a horror film as such, but does play on the psychology of is characters and you as an audience. `Black Swan' is a great film that made even someone like me vaguely interested in ballet.

Actors:
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Ksenia Solo
Classification:
15
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Darren Aronofsky
Display format:
16:9
Genre:
Drama
Region:
2

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This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. . Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

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