Etsy finds: Black Swan

February 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Or, as our friend S. put it, the fragile power of perfection.

We recently went to watch the Black Swan. In typical Aronofsky fashion it is a tale of a person’s downward spiral of self-destruction, in this case though, and as opposed to the realistic third point view of his previous works, we – the audience – are trapped in the mind of an introvert ballerina; a mind that soon becomes a battlefield between the Apollonian White Swan and the Dionysian Black Swan. It’s a world of quiet disquiet, filled with intimidating stage moms, manipulating directors, alluring rivals and decadent divas and we are powerless spectators of her painful metamorphosis, until she reaches perfection in her art. To what cost though?

The movie is haunting in its imagery, and climaxes in one of the most poetic scenes of recent cinema. To that scene we dedicate this treasury list:

Etsy finds: Black Swan

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