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Gorgeous Black Swan movie posters

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 22, 2010

Black Swan movie poster

That one is the best of the lot, but the others are great as well. (via matt)

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Black Swan trailer

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 17, 2010

The first trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan is out. Natalie Portman plays an out-of-control ballerina.

Aronofsky and Portman in Black Swan

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 16, 2009

When I first saw the headline, I thought “this is amazing…Darren Aronofsky’s directing a movie based on the book by Nassim Taleb and Natalie Portman’s gonna star in it!” The plot of the actual movie is only slightly less implausible:

“Swan” centers on a veteran ballerina (Portman) who finds herself locked in a competitive situation with a rival dancer, with the stakes and twists increasing as the dancers approach a big performance. But it’s unclear whether the rival is a supernatural apparition or if the protagonist is simply having delusions.

Hey, they’re making Blink and Moneyball into movies, why not The Black Swan?

Update: An additional important note about this film:

In this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex. Yeah. You read that right. And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We’re talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.