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Black Swan

Wow. I want to say that was the best Aronofsky film so far, but they have all been that powerful. Nobody shows you addiction and obsession like he does. My favourite composer is Tchaikovsky. My favourite director is Aronofsky. A perfect match for obvious reasons. I just got back from seeing Black Swan (our theatres got it the week after it opened elsewhere, sadly). It's been a long time since I've seen a film in the main theatre at The Little. And the people piled in by the dozens long into the beginning of the movie (at one point, they stopped the movie because there were so many people still trying to get in and get seated)!

**Spoiler alert**

I never saw Swan Lake as a tale of sexual awakening before. To be honest, when I was young, I always compared it to The Little Mermaid and Great Expectations (which was Disney's version of The Little Mermaid). Every bit of arousal stirred the Black Swan under Nina's skin. Every time she felt alive, she got bird-bumps, which gave me goose-bumps. The full transformation scene was phenomenal. I loved the stage director Thomas, who kept trying to get Nina to open up and be the seductress. When they first get hot-n-heavy: "That was me seducing you. It should be the other way around" as he walks away. And then asks the Prince if she's fuckable yet. I loved how he was this subtle comic relief. And through the entire film, her director Thomas kept telling her to LET GO. Let go of this frail, timid little girl, and go home and touch yourself! Feel something that's part of life, not performance. Feel GOOD. Feel comfortable with yourself. Lose yourself.

My thoughts are too scattered at the moment to keep going on this...

I must say, I also thought the twist was going to be Tyler Durden- Lily is Nina's repressed freedom and not even real. Hardly right.

Like any good Aaronofsky film, you feel the tension right away, and like any great one, you're writhing throughout the whole thing. When Nina realized her mother was in the room while she was masturbating, Charles turned to me and said "Aaronofsky's making me feel very uncomfortable again." And that's the very definition of his work, really. He breaks that boundary and always gets his audience to feel the movie, and you don't know how immersed you are in it, or how long ago you stopped breathing, until the credits roll and you snap back into your seat and take in that big breath. At least that's how I felt, and the feeling hit me so hard, I got a little teary. That feeling stayed with me for a long time. I'm still catching my breath.


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Dec. 18th, 2010 08:35 am (UTC)
Jesus, now I wish I could have saw this movie today.
Dec. 18th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
See it! See it see it see it!!! It's amazing!
Dec. 21st, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
i'm going to see it soon. do you actually see her masterbate? i'm going with my aunt nd idk how she'll react abt that. :\ it still looks amazing tho!
Dec. 21st, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
She is wearing underwear but she does turn over in her bed and gives some hot thrusts. It only lasts a minute (longer if you are with family- I went again last night with the in-laws) before she notices her mom in the room.
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