BLACK SWAN! your thoughts.

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    Dec 23, 2010 10:10 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bs

    I saw this movie last night and i have to say that i was blown away by it. It was incredible and very scary. I know everyone will have their own interpretation toward this movie and i'm just wondering what your will be?

    Also, What do you like the most about the movie?
    Which character did you like? I liked the mother!
    Do you think the movie deserves an oscar?
    Did you enjoy Natalie Portman's performance?

    Take it easy on the SPOILERS! (i'm sure not everyone has seen this movie)
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    Dec 23, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    I thought the movie was awesome. I've never seen ballet before (with the exception of my kid sister's winter recital when she was like 5) but this movie made it look pretty damn intense. The director, Aronofsky, did a tremendous job weaving Portman's anxiety and psychosis into the screen play without confusing the audience too much. The movie was charged with emotion and tension. I heard it was going to be intense but I didn't expect it to be that damn intense.

    I liked Natalie Portman's character the best... so many layers. She played the role very well. I also like Mila Kunis' character because she was very real. Both actors were cast well. I didn't like the mother's character. The actor was great but the character that she played was so controlling and repressive.

    I def think that it deserves to be nominated for an Oscar but I'd have to see whats its up against before I can saw whether I think it deserves to win.
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    Dec 23, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    I believe it will not only be nominated or an Oscar, but it will win the Oscar for Best Film! Natalie will win the Oscar for actress! And the director might win for Best Director. I haven't stopped thinking about this film since I saw it weeks ago!
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    Dec 23, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
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    Dec 23, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    Who doesn't want to see Natalie up there on the stage clutching her Oscar?!

    Hollywood and the audiences love her, she's so elegant and talented.

    I'm pretty sure that The Social Network is the best pic lock though.
    It's too much the Wall Street for our time, whereas Swan isn't for everyone.

    "Inception" confused too many people, although Nolan could get the writing award.

    The director of Black Swan really knows how to take the viewer to the emotional place that the actors are in, just check out his previous film, Requiem for a Dream. That film was tremendous! I was so impressed with Marlon Wayans in that film, I really though the dramatic turn for him would change his career. ...but it didn't.
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    Dec 23, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    Searching the forum for similar threads in the past wouldn't hurt.

    Anyway, GREAT movie. It will definitely get nominated for Best Picture, cinematography, score, best supporting actress, and best actress in a leading role.
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    Dec 23, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    lifecast2020 said
    The director of Black Swan really knows how to take the viewer to the emotional place that the actors are in, just check out his previous film, Requiem for a Dream. That film was tremendous! I was so impressed with Marlon Wayans in that film, I really though the dramatic turn for him would change his career. ...but it didn't.




    Requiem is an amazing film, but I never want to watch it again.

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    Dec 23, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    vindog said
    lifecast2020 said
    The director of Black Swan really knows how to take the viewer to the emotional place that the actors are in, just check out his previous film, Requiem for a Dream. That film was tremendous! I was so impressed with Marlon Wayans in that film, I really though the dramatic turn for him would change his career. ...but it didn't.




    Requiem is an amazing film, but I never want to watch it again.



    BLACK SWAN is a better film imo than REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.
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    Dec 23, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
    I saw this movie last night and was still haunted by it today. It is one of those few movies that I will probably go see a second time. Especially because so much of what is happening is open to interpretation, I wonder if I'll pick up on different things if I watch it again.

    My favorite character was Lily, the character played by Mila Kunis. I loved how overtly sexual the character was in comparison to how repressed Natalie Portman's character was. During the scene that starts in the taxi and winds up back at the apartment I kept thinking are they really going to go there!?! Hot stuff.

    Definitely the most engaging and intense movie I've seen this year although it isn't going to be for everyone.
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 24, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    I saw the movie tonight and really enjoyed it. Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were excellent! I could not keep my eyes off the male dancer David though! He was very hot!!!icon_eek.gif
  • greekguy79

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    Dec 24, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    I absolutely LOVED this movie!

    Definitely intense, definitely scary!

    Natalie Portman was absolutely phenomenal. I love how Aronofsky brought to life Nina's tension as her black swan literally began to emerge--that crazy, downward spiral, push and pull, fight against her emerging freer self....was spot on.

    And though Portman was exceptional as the White Swan--frail, innocent, beautiful-- my favourite part of the movie was definitely when she makes her full transformation into the Black Swan. She steps out onto that stage in black, and once you gaze into her eyes, she's got you. That dance sequence is by far the most intense in the whole movie. She was absolutely amazing, and is sitting pretty for the Best Actress nod this year (so far.)

    Mila Kunis was also amazing, and really showed a new side to what she can do. I think this role took her outside of that 70s Show/Family Guy typecast, and I wouldn't be surprised if this opens up a lot more opportunities for her on the silver screen. Her character may not have been a stretch from the "attitude-type" she may play on tv, but the nature of the film (erotic thriller) made her test her limits and she stepped up to the plate, and then some.

    And hey, even a little Winona Ryder!!! Who'd have thought it?! I'm not even going to get into that. Just see the movie....Winona does some %$&ed up s**t!

    Loved it.
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    greekguy79 said

    Definitely intense, definitely scary!

    And though Portman was exceptional as the White Swan--frail, innocent, beautiful-- my favourite part of the movie was definitely when she makes her full transformation into the Black Swan. She steps out onto that stage in black, and once you gaze into her eyes, she's got you. That dance sequence is by far the most intense in the whole movie. She was absolutely amazing, and is sitting pretty for the Best Actress nod this year (so far.)

    And hey, even a little Winona Ryder!!! Who'd have thought it?! I'm not even going to get into that. Just see the movie....Winona does some %$&ed up s**t!


    I absolutely loved it when she danced the black swan part. It was intense, the make-up and the visual effect was amazing. I liked how she was transforming while dancing. Beautifully executed. The scene with Winona was very disturbing, actually this movie had a lot of disturbing scenes (most of it has to do with nails).
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    Sorry, i can't tell you my thoughts on Black Swan..

    I'm still mind fucked on what was going on in that movie. I'd have to watch it again a couple of times because there was so much WIN in that movie.

    I'm a nail biter and GOD DAMN IT i should have been fucking WARNED ahead of time with the shit that was going on with the nails in that movie! HOLY SHIT.

    Yeah i'm still mind fucked on that movie.. sorry.
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    Also.. The breathing in that movie was insane too. fucking disturbing.
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    24 hours after seeing it, I keep hearing Barbara Hershey saying "where's my sweet girl". CREEPY! icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    sashaman said24 hours after seeing it, I keep hearing Barbara Hershey saying "where's my sweet girl". CREEPY! icon_eek.gif


    OMG LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
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    sashaman said24 hours after seeing it, I keep hearing Barbara Hershey saying "where's my sweet girl". CREEPY! icon_eek.gif


    OMG LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


    Barbra Hershey deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance. I hated her character, but she did a great job playing it. I don't know who was scarier, Nina or her mother? I'm sure her mother. lol
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    Dec 24, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
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    Samm77 said
    sashaman said24 hours after seeing it, I keep hearing Barbara Hershey saying "where's my sweet girl". CREEPY! icon_eek.gif


    OMG LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


    Barbra Hershey deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance. I hated her character, but she did a great job playing it. I don't know who was scarier, Nina or her mother? I'm sure her mother. lol


    If that was MY mother, there is no way in hell that I'd let her anywhere near me with nail scissors! That scene where she is cutting Nina's nails made me squirm in my seat like crazy.
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    Okay so just out of curiosity.. did you two get the sense that during that scene she was channeling mommy dearest a little bit too much? That totally freaked me out
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    Also since i'm a nail biter i get hangnails quite often.. And nothing made me yelp in that movie more than the hang nail scene.. THAT.. SHIT.. IS WRONG!
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    Pulling out the feather was just a bit too much for me...
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    @Samm77

    Talk about an actor peeling back their character's skin - LITERALLY in this case!

    You know, I thought Hershey's performance was just about pitch perfect. Anymore and it would have gotten campy but I personally didn't feel she ever went too far with it. Although when I see the movie again, I'm going to look for tell tale signs as to what parts of the interaction between Nina and her mother are real versus just her imagination.
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    sashaman said@Samm77

    Talk about an actor peeling back their character's skin - LITERALLY in this case!

    You know, I thought Hershey's performance was just about pitch perfect. Anymore and it would have gotten campy but I personally didn't feel she ever went too far with it. Although when I see the movie again, I'm going to look for tell tale signs as to what parts of the interaction between Nina and her mother are real versus just her imagination.


    LOL that's why this movie has me so mind fucked.. I couldn't tell what was what!
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    Dec 24, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    KyleAD saidPulling out the feather was just a bit too much for me...


    I know. lol

    I don't know where that came from.
  • kencarson

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    Dec 24, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    All I can say is I know what I'm being for Halloween next year...

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