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Black Swan Trailer: Natalie Portman Dances in the Dark

You all probably know by now how much I love cheesy dance movies, but let's get one thing clear off the bat: Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan ain't no Center Stage. Natalie Portman stars as Nina, a ballerina whose career is threatened by newbie Lilly (Mila Kunis) as they compete for the leading role in a production of Swan Lake. As Lilly gets into Nina's head (and maybe even her pants), Nina starts to lose her grip on her dancing and her sense of reality.

The juxtaposition of black and white is obvious here: the trailer strikes a balance between the beauty and grace of ballet with darker themes of delusion and manipulation. We see Lilly lurking around corners and eventually invading Nina's dreams — there's even the suggestion that Nina's actually turning into a swan. The preview is perfectly tense, but I'm hoping the film won't induce the same level of squeamishness as Aronofsky's Requiem For a Dream. Check it out after the jump.

Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Wow - I just got chills! Wow - this seems like my kind of movie.
nylorac nylorac 7 years
what is that thing she pulls out of her shoulder at the end??? .. movie looks great
cdelaney cdelaney 7 years
Can't wait! Looks equally amazing and intense.
QueenB75 QueenB75 7 years
so excited!!!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Darren Aronofsky, Clint Mansell, yes please! This looks like a really interesting and unusual storyline.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i love any movies related to dance and i can't wait to see it. i like the cast and i think that we've been hearing about it for so long that it's about time :)
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
ballet and a thriller? well! this is gonna be an interesting mix.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
* now with the trailer reveal...
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
When I first heard the plot, I was not overly excited however then the images were released and suddenly curiosity sparked; now the the trailer reveal, I am anxious to see this film, as it seems to be an interesting mind-bender with dark yet beautiful cinematography. A bonus is that it does not look like every other film out there; I am tired of much of the copycat films mega studios are releasing.
xoxoheart xoxoheart 7 years
Am i the only person who didn't like Requiem for a Dream, it gave me a headache and depressed the hell out of me. But this looks amazing and the concept seems original and interesting I'm definitely going to see it.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 7 years
I don't know, Requiem for a Dream was good (extremely disturbing, but good) but Aronofsky also directed The Fountain which was one of the worst movies I've ever seen...
figurine figurine 7 years
It looks great, definitely looking forward to this one. :)
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
for some reason i had thought natalie would play the villian in this movie.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
This looks intense. Can't wait to see this! I bet this is one where you think about it's themes long after you leave the theater.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Looks creepy! I'm really excited for this :)
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
i know right...and some of the cinematography looks like classic hitchcock, definitely will go see ;)
khameel khameel 7 years
Ok, that just blew my mind!
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