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#1127. Black Swan

  • Year: 2010
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English/French
  • Production: Protozoa, Phoenix, Fox Searchlight, 108m
  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • Producer: Ari Handel, Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver
  • Screenplay: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin
  • Photography: Matthew Libatique
  • Music: Clint Mansell, Tchaikovsky
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Herskey, Winona Ryder
  • Oscar Wins: Best Actress
  • Oscar Noms: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing

Abridged Book Description

Darren Aronofsky's award-winning psychological thriller is the study of a young woman's all-consuming ambition and the transformation she must undergo to achieve success... Aronofsky's unique vision implies that there can be no true greatness without touching the darkest parts of existence, and he makes this all too clear through highly subjective storytelling reminiscent of Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968). Lines of reality and hallucination blue as we follow Nina's sprawling hysteria... Something of a cinematic opera is achieved by Aronofsky as he marries the screenplay and the story of the original ballet, written by Tchaikovsky.