Black Swan (Lake)

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    Dec 17, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    I'm going to see "Black Swan." I have heard some very good things. I like Natalie Portman and I love the Tchaikovsky music (included a great clip of the music used in Billy Elliot). Just felt like posting to see who liked it and whatnot

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    Dec 18, 2010 5:57 AM GMT
    I saw Black Swan two weeks ago when it opened here in Chicago, go see it! As I was coming out of the theater I admit I didn't like it very much, but the more I thought about it the more it kept growing on me. Natalie herself is amazing! It will make you think about your own quest for perfection.
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    Dec 18, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    I will be seeing it tomorrow and very much looking forward to it. I am a fan of all three main characters, Natalie, Vincent, and Mila.
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    Dec 18, 2010 6:24 AM GMT
    I saw early this week at a media screening. I loved it. It's very intense and a bit disturbing. But if you like films that spark a good deal of contemplation then go see it.
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    Dec 18, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    Best movie I've seen this year. A complete and utterly beautiful and horrifying universe... just like ballet icon_biggrin.gif

    You will not forget this movie.
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    Dec 18, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    I saw this earlier today, it is AMAZING.
    Very intense, a must see. I'd go into more detail but I'm exhausted.

    I know it's a good movie because I lost track of time during it, and that has only happened a handful of times in a movie theater.
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    Dec 18, 2010 10:12 AM GMT
    I go and see it every time it comes to my city, the last one I seen was the gay version; it was OK.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    I think I was expecting a little bit more than it was because of all the praise the movie was getting.
    Its the kind of movie you will think about 1-2 days after seeing it,which I liked. However, I thought the ending kinda ruined it for me.
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    snowboarder saidI think I was expecting a little bit more than it was because of all the praise the movie was getting.
    Its the kind of movie you will think about 1-2 days after seeing it,which I liked. However, I thought the ending kinda ruined it for me.


    I felt the same way, it hit me after about 2 days later. But I felt the ending was expected... seeing as how she didn't have any other choice. That's all... I'm not giving anything away!
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    Dec 19, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    CHIdude said
    snowboarder saidI think I was expecting a little bit more than it was because of all the praise the movie was getting.
    Its the kind of movie you will think about 1-2 days after seeing it,which I liked. However, I thought the ending kinda ruined it for me.


    I felt the same way, it hit me after about 2 days later. But I felt the ending was expected... seeing as how she didn't have any other choice. That's all... I'm not giving anything away!


    I was expecting a surprise ending kinda like fight club icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 20, 2010 5:54 AM GMT


    FUCK YES. So glad I decided to see this over Tron.
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    Dec 20, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    It's intense, but really good. Portman is fantastic, Mila Kunis is essentially playing herself but I have a platonic crush on her hah so I dug her character. Actually elements of it reminded me a ton of The Wrestler, and Aronofsky says they are supposed to be companion pieces so I guess that makes sense.
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    Dec 20, 2010 8:43 AM GMT
    im sorry i dont wanna spoil it but its clearly a psycotic break that she has. seems like she was suffering from paranoid psychosis for sometime (seeing herself walk past etc). I interpreted it as

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    she doesn't fulfill the prophecy.

    are we led to believe that she did take her life? seems like she could still survive... but she definitely had a break in reality. The movie really hit a nerve with me... it was brilliant but jarring.. without getting personal I related. It was educational to say the least. Most psycotics are a danger to themselves as opposed to others. Thats why she imagined the self destructive behaviors.

  • Dec 20, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    I was very impressed by it. I used to work in the TV/film industry, and I'm always impressed by movies that don't appear to be technical but are. There's a reason "Black Swan" has been nominated for a record number of Golden Globes; it's hard to pull off a subtle, vague, intense, graphic (WAY more than I expected it to be), and technical movie.

    If Portman doesn't win something for this, I'm losing all respect for awards shows. That was a crazy role to try to pull off (literally, and figuratively), and she does it with flying colors.

    There are movies I had more fun seeing this year ("Burlesque," "Scott Pilgram...," etc.), but nobody seeing this can deny its place in the top five movies of 2010.