The black swan - psycho analysis “i just want to be perfect” the black swan is a movie revolving around nina sayers, an aspiring ballerina she longs for the lead role in a theatre production of “swan. Darren aronofsky's “black swan” is a full-bore melodrama, told with passionate intensity, gloriously and darkly absurd it centers on a performance by natalie portman that is nothing short of heroic, and mirrors the conflict of good and evil in tchaikovsky's ballet “swan lake” it is one thing to lose yourself in your art portman's ballerina loses her mind. Abnormal psychology qian chen extra credit: film analysis of black swan black swan is a psychological thriller featuring a ballerina called nina sayers she is a young dancer working for a prestigious nyc ballet company. The highly acclaimed psychological thriller “black swan,” directed by darren aronofsky and starring natalie portman, mila kunis and winona ryder, is a fascinating story of a young ballerina’s emotional plight in the competitive world of professional ballet. The film i have chosen for the mise-en-scène analysis is ‘’black swan’’ by darren aronofsky the movie is about a ballet dancer, nina, that wishes to achieve perfection in order to have the grand role of the swan queen in the prestigious ‘’swan lake’’ ballet.
“black swan” is an intense psychological thriller describing a ballet dancer’s metamorphosis into the “black swan” behind the movie’s freaky facade lies a profound commentary on the cost of fame, the sacrifice of artists and the hidden forces behind the shady world of high-stakes entertainment. To call darren aronofsky's black swan a chick flick might be a misnomer, but the film confronts nearly every significant issue facing girls and women today in a way that few mainstream films dare. Portman’s black swan/nina is as believable as her white swan/nina and it’s one of the things that makes the film so great and her performance so unforgettable the conclusion of the film dovetails beautifully with the plot of swan lake.
A new york ballet company's artistic director, thomas (vincent cassel, the only unambiguous character in the film), selects nina for the double role of the white swan and black swan in his. Black swan is the first very clearly female “enlightenment movie”, as i lightly call them, using the alchemical symbolism that’s prevalent in fairy tales, that i remember viewing black swan cheats more than a little in achieving this position, since it’s heavily reliant on popular fairy tales for its content. Yes, “black swan” is the latest example of what the film critic jeanine basinger has called the “my god, there’s two of her” device nina develops her own built-in anti-nina advertisement. Black swan is a 2010 american psychological horror film directed by darren aronofsky the screenplay was written by mark heyman, john mclaughlin, and andres heinz, based on an original story by heinz the film stars natalie portman, vincent cassel, mila kunis, barbara hershey and winona ryder. An artistic masterpiece, black swan is a 2010 movie of the psychological thriller genre a truly exciting, beautiful and mesmerising movie, it was directed by darren aronofsky and starring natalie portman, vincent cassel, mila kunis and winona ryder.
Black swan is a psychological thriller horror film, directed by darren aronofsky the film depicts the mental and physical challenges that a ballet dancer from new york goes through in order to achieve artistic perfection. As is explained within the film by thomas, one actress plays both roles, the white swan and the black swan the white swan is pure, virginal, innocent, while the black swan is deceptive, sensual, and carnal. Assuming the final scene of black swan is not a hallucination, nina injured herself some significant time earlier in her dressing room and danced two entire sections as the black, and then the white, swan, which included a costume change. Black swan is ionospherically over the top, and some of its effects are overdone, but it is richly, sensually enjoyable and there is such fascination in seeing portman surrender to the madness and. Black swan, a new psycho-drama anchored in the competitive world of ballet, is getting as much analysis on the psychiatrist's couch as it is oscar buzz the golden-globe nominated film takes.
Low key lighting introduction the black swan (cc) photo by metro centric on flickr (cc) photo by franco folini on flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on flickr (cc) photo by metro centric on flickr after selecting the theme of lighting and color, music and sound the film the black swan was observed and notes were recorded. The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. If the scene were removed from the film, there would be a few detriments to the film the first is a lack of cues towards the end of the film that allows the viewer to understand that dr crowe is in fact a ghost, because at the end it gives a small glimpse of the scene to remind the viewer.
Black swan - final scene analysis straight away in the final scene of black swan we see portman dressed in black descending down the stairs in contrast to the many white swans ascending up the stairs. When black swans were discovered in australia, 17th century londoners were astonished, as it was previously assumed all swans were white from then on, a ‘black swan moment’ came to describe an unforeseen event that turns all preceding knowledge and wisdom on its head.
A psychological thriller set in the world of new york city ballet, black swan stars natalie portman as nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new. Decoding symbols in “black swan” “perfection is not just about control, but also letting go” black swan is about a ballet dancer who wins the lead role of the swan queen that requires to dance as both the sweet white and evil black swans. A thematic analysis of black swan if you have a question please ask below and i will get back to you as soon as possible if you disagree with my interpretation please be polite and state your. Sitting for the duration of the movie breathless if you didn’t think that the black swan was a great movie then frankly your ability to judge movies cant be taken serious reply bailey says: february 20, 2011 at 4:13 am i thoroughly enjoyed your analysis of the film, which was especially helpful in my attempts to make sense of the.