Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Black Swan
is
bizarre,
erotic,
totally barking mad
and
absolutely beautiful ...

And I lapped up
every
preposterous
minute
and
wished
it was
twice as long.

Even if there were moments when I had to whimper and cover my eyes.

11 comments:

bookssnob said...

I can still see the finger skin being pulled back...

Amazing film, eh? I loved it too, despite the unexpected amounts of gore! And the costumes were simply divine.

mary said...

That was a horrible bit, Rachel ... and all the toe-cracking! But it looked fabulous.

Sue said...

So not the film to take my ballet loving ten year old to then?

mary said...

Not unless you're up to explaining all that swan on swan action, Sue!

Darlene said...

I second Rachel's comment about her finger...blech, shiver and blech again!

Such a gripping film and I will be rooting for Natalie on Oscar night. There are some clips on youtube, Mary, should you want to glimpse a scene once again.

mary said...

I read somewhere that she did most of the dancing herself, Darlene - which is surely worth an Oscar!

kristina said...

I was too frightened by the trailer to even think about seeing the movie! K x

mary said...

It's not for the squeamish, Kristina.

Vintage Reading said...

I'm going tomorrow afternoon. There was me thinking it was an 'arty' film, now I'm discovering it's a thriller! Can't wait.

Dark Puss said...

Sounds wonderful, I hope to see it before too long. There is a Morgana picture (photographed by Rebecca Litchfield) that the film poster reminds me of:

http://threnodynvelvet.livejournal.com/221389.html#cutid1

Her faithful Cat

mary said...

Definitely a resemblance there, Dark Puss. Hope you enjoy the film.