Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Black Swan--I Get Her

Okay, I went to see the Black Swan. I knew a little about the movie, but not a lot. Natalie Portman is a crazed ballerina struggling to play the Black Swan in Swan Lake. She can be the sweet White Swan, but the seductive Black Swan is a bit of a challenge.

I went with my family who had problems with the movie. Of course, going to see this kind of movie with your mother is NOT a good idea. I mean I really wanted to enjoy the sex scenes, but with mom next to me, I was rather self concious.

My family wasn't as enthused about the movie as I was. I loved it. Afterall, I connected with the protagonist. Not the crazy, schizo part, but the creative part. The ultimate challenge for any artist: you must win the war against...yourself!

This is something I live with every day. Write, write, create, paint maybe, perform another show--but how, when?

Black Swan was a sumptious tribute to the creative mind. One of the best movies I'd seen in a long time.


Hugo Minor said...

Watch this:


Cheryl said...

I related too, except I think I have a third persona we'll call Beige Swan, who just wants to sit around and eat potato chips and prevent Black and White Swans from being as perfect as they want to be.

Peter Varvel said...

Yes! I loved the theme of allowing/exploring your dark side, dangerous as it may be . . .
I found it disturbing and inspiring.