Sunday, January 23, 2011

Black Swan

The ballet that I mentioned in my last post Swan Lake has now been turned into an amazing modern thriller known as Black Swan starring Natalie Portman as the lead dancer, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis, who plays Meg in Family Guy are also stars. This thriller has two different descriptions. A psychological thriller or a psychological horror. The ballet is put on by the New York City Ballet company and the production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. Natalie Portman's character Nina is a perfect fit for the White Swan and Mila Kunis' character Lily is perfect for the Black Swan. Nina is determined to become the perfect dancer and obtain both the roles, her only downfall is she needs to find her dark side.

Throughout the movie you witness the transformation of Nina imagining herself becoming the black swan and believing that everyone is against her and trying to steal her role. She befriends Lily, whom she believes is totally out to get her. Of course you'll have to watch the movie in order to get the rest of the details.

This ballet was choreographed for The New York City Ballet in 1951. He wasn't the original choreographer. This ballet was originally choreographed by Lev Ivanov.


  1. Sounds like it's gonna be a great movie. ^-^ And nice post. I look forward to seeing more. :3

  2. I haven't seen this movie. I heard it was verrryyyy bizarre. I didn't really know what it was about, though, so thank you so much for sharing! I don't do scary movies well, so I guess I will have to skip this one. However, it DOES seem interesting.

  3. Why must popular media change the classics? Do you think its appropriate for them to turn Lev Ivanov's masterpiece into something darker? Perhaps to appeal to an era of youth who seem to be addicted to darker romances such as harry potter and twilight. haha