Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Black Swan (2010) - Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan (2010)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Mark Heyman (Screenplay), Andres Heinz (Screenplay & Story), John J. McLaughlin (Screenplay)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder

As one of my two or three loyal readers, you may have noticed that I have not posted anything in quite some time. I have seen plenty of really good movies but just haven't had the energy to write about them. If you hadn't heard the news, I am getting married. Now, weddings are expensive so I decided to take a second job in order to help pay for it. I was able to take a job at a  movie theater near where I live. One of the nice ones that shows independent and foreign films, not one of those giant multiplex deals. So far, I am really enjoying the job and one of my favorite parts is the number of people that stop and talk to me about the movies they have just watched.

One of the best comments I have heard so far was from a gentlemen that had just walked out of Black Swan (2010). He just looked at me as he walked out and said, "I no longer want to be a ballerina." I'm not sure why, but the comment made me laugh and really just made my day. Another times a woman came out of Black Swan and stopped to talk to me for a few minutes about the movie. Apparently she was a psychologist and was very impressed with how the film portrayed Nina's (Natalie Portman) descent into madness.