Escape to the Movies: Black Swan

Falseprophet

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Even if this wasn't the most entertaining review you've done yet, you sold me with one line:

"Clint Mansell's score, which deftly reworks Tchaikovsky's original score into an appropriately deranged form."

BOOYAH! Both my inner classical music geek and my inner soundtrack geek are making the Beast with Two Backs right now!

And why not bring up the sexy stuff, if it's actually integral to the story? The sex scene in Enemy at the Gates was one of the hottest I've ever seen, and not only because of Rachel Weisz.
 

se7ensenses

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If it did win best picture it would be a 1st for the genre since Silence of the Lambs. Looking forward to this film!
 

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Bob, I know that the sex scene is not objectifying, but I have been told (by the Nation) that this has the same sub-text as Carie: virgin girl repressed by mother is punished for coming out by loosing her mind. is that subtext there? If it is that makes this movie no better than Twilight.
 

Mattteus

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someone mentioned that a lot of the tension in it is reminiscent of a Polanski film. That + 'Cronenberg' x 'Aronofski' = I HAVE to see this!
 

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When I saw the little thumbnail, I thought this was going to be Bob reviewing an arthouse movie they probably would only show in certain cities or something. (I hadn't heard anything about this movie beforehand, probably because of school) Then professor Bob mentions Requiem for a Dream's Darren Aronofsky, and I immediately transfered to "Ohh, this is going to be one of those mindfuck movies."

And apparently it is.

I personally don't think you should see a movie just for one aspect of it; because that is usually the justification given by someone who realizes without that one aspect, the movie would be terrible...or at least nothing special. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World having all that video game stuff made it better, but it would have still been a good movie without all that video game stuff. I think Bob's point is Black Swan has a whole bunch of good stuff and Natalie and Mila's scene. Hope that's right once I see it.
 

VanillaBean

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Wow I'm excited. Was expecting Warriors Way but now I really want to check this out. thanks Bob.

Also Escapist Bob goes all crazy with the lesbien stuff because thats his trademark. He gave a good review so lets just let him have his moment since it is his trademark. Plus he made a whole intermission dedicated to stuff in films he loves to see, and he gives a pretty reasonable reason fof his joy of lesbien sex scenes.
 

Da Joz

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I'm definitely chacking this onr out. I have really enjoyed all of Aronofskys movies so far.

Too bad they didn't screen Warriors Way to critics early.
 

Casual Shinji

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So, another "cult classic 'cause of hot lesbo scene", aye?

...I'll watch it online.
 

DrScoobs

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still have 48 days until i can see it -_-
ahhh well, me and my cinema buddy will see it to celebrate the aftermath of our exams :)
 

Srdjan Tanaskovic

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I would like to see the movie


but it has limited release and for the moment I cant confirm if it will show in Sweden or not
 

Flamezdudes

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Interesting review and I personally didn't mind the accent, it was quite funny old chap.

Looks like a film I should look into though, I haven't heard of it until this review.
 

MovieBob

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00m said:
Bob, I know that the sex scene is not objectifying, but I have been told (by the Nation) that this has the same sub-text as Carie: virgin girl repressed by mother is punished for coming out by loosing her mind. is that subtext there? If it is that makes this movie no better than Twilight.
There's not a lot I can say about that without spoiling pretty much the entire thing, but my shorthand response there would be A.) I think that interpretation is a HUGE reach, and B.) The Nation's film critic seems to have completely missed the point of "Carrie."
 

Dectilon

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Well, to me it's not that I can't agree with you, but more the fact that that's why you see every movie apparently and it's getting to be a little weird.
 

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I would love to see it.... BUT IT'S NOT BEING FUCKING RELEASED ANYWHERE NEAR WHERE I LIVE!!! Seriously first Buried didn't get released in Florida and now Black Swan. Last year Moon wasn't released here either. And it's not like we don't have movie theaters that don't pander to the independent films, it's just that they never release the movies that matter. Goodbye Black Swan, make way for the Warrior's Way and other horrid movies.