Black Swan Essay

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BLACK SWAN (Drama,Mystery,Thriller) Characters: Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers - She is a ballerina who played the Swan Queen in "Swan Lake". Mila Kunis as Lily - A ballerina who back ups Natalie. Vincent Cassel as Thomas Leroy - Director of the “Swan Lake” Barbara Hershey as Erica Sayers - Mother of Nina who loves her very much. Winona Ryder as Beth Macintyre - The Swan Queen before Nina. SUMMARY Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. COMMENT: I really wanted to watch The Black Swan when I first saw its Trailer.The story of the movie which is shown in the trailer encouraged me a lot to see the movie because it’s all about a ballerina who wants to make her performance perfect. I actually scream twice because of the suspense it brings me but I would have scream more than five times if my uncle didn’t get mad.Haha! My

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