Black Swan

I watched the Black Swan yesterday and I really enjoyed Aronofsky’s direction as well as Portman’s great performance. I understand  though some ballet critics and dancers who claim that we need to see Natali Portman as an actress and not as a ballet dancer. What attracted my interest was the interplay between the  eternal duality: the good and the bad, the white and black, the total absence of any in-between state. The roles of Odette and Odile (the white and black swans in the Swan Lake) reflect the great differences between Me and me, where me becomes the antithesis of Me. The eternal struggle between the good self and the bad self that leads inevitably to an endless imperfect effort for perfection.

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One Response to “Black Swan”

  1. athanasia Says:

    I saw the movie recently. I really liked it. I totally agree with you on your comments
    But sometimes I think that
    the pursuit of perfection (like others have set for us) makes us more vulnerable to evil than to good

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