I think it’s a shame that, even five years later, a lot of discussion about Black Swan tends to revolve around the dance double thing, because there are so many wonderful things we could discuss instead:
Natalie Portman’s brilliant acting
The theme of sacrificing yourself for your art
The incredible makeup and costuming
How disturbing it is
The chillingly realistic portrayal of the screwed up relationship between Nina and her mother
The fact that the Winter Soldier and Dr. Jane Foster share screen space and have sex:
I’m writing the story myself and it’s still killing me!
“Ah, ah, ah! Simon didn’t say squirm, Your Majesty. Looks like I need to amend the rules of the game. You’re not allowed to move without permission, and you aren’t to speak unless answering one of my questions. If you need help following the rules, there are ways that I can assist. But as much as I would enjoy the sight of you tied up and gagged, that’s not what tonight is about.”
1. PENELOPE CRUZ. She always reminds of me. She’s a spanish actress, not from the USA. She inspires me to believe and follow my dreams. Don’t stop doing what I love. English isn’t her (and mine) first language. So I’m always thinking that I will learn this language very well like she did. Movies I love the best: Sahara, Pirates of Caribbean, Vanilla Sky.
2. EMILIA CLARKE. She always looks happy and with her smile she always spread good mood to others. You can see that she’s a simple & friendly person. Movies I love the best: Terminator:Genisys, Game Of Thrones (tv show) & I can’t wait to see the new movie “Me Before You”,it’s gonna be good!
3. NATALIE PORTMAN. She’s also not from the USA, she’s from Israel! Her smile is the cutest in this world! I love her eyes & voice. Movies I love the best: Black Swan, Thor, No Strings Attached.
4.. LILY COLLINS. I love her eyebrows! She’s very young & funny actress.Movies I like the best: With Love Rosie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Mirror Mirror.
5. KATE WINSLET. Yeeeh, she’s a woman from Titanic! You’re right. She’s very strong & wonderful woman! Her words are always inspiring. She seems such a lovely person inside & out. Can you believe that she is almost 40?! She looks soo young! Movies I like the best: Of course - Titanic, Revolutionary Road, Finding Neverland.
“The truth is when I look at you all I see is the white swan. Yes, you’re beautiful, fearful and fragile; Ideal casting. But the black swan? It’s a hard fucking job to dance both. In four years every time you dance I see you obsessed getting each and every move perfectly right but I never see you lose yourself. Ever! All that discipline for what?”
film meme: (4/10) films Black Swan (2010) - “The final act. Your final dance! You’ve tasted your dream. Touched it! Only to have it crushed. Your heart is broken. Wounded! Your life force fading. The blood drips. The black swan stole your love! There is only one way to end the pain. You’re not fearful, but filled with acceptance! And you look down at Rothbart and then at the Prince. And then yes, and the audience! And then you jump!”
“We all know the story. Virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a swan. She desires freedom but only true love can break the spell. Her wish is nearly granted in the form of a prince, but before he can declare his love her lustful twin, the black swan, tricks and seduces him. Devastated the white swan leaps of a cliff killing herself and, in death, finds freedom.”