Sunday, October 17, 2010

Awesome "Black Swan" International Posters

Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan opens on December 1st, and international audiences have been treated to some beautiful posters.

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out here.

Thanks to Empire, who had these hi-res images.
As always, click to enlarge.


Tony Sayegh said...

Those are awesome. I can't believe how much buzz this movie is generating. Crazy.

FattMatt said...

I can't wait. The trailer is awesome.

cliffclof said...

SPOILER ALERT! Not that it matters it's a play from the 1880's as I only found out while watching the movie. Guess I'm just out of the buzz, but because of that I have an outlook on the movie that I think could have happened. Matt does not think so at all, but I looked it up online and there is talk of this so I know I'm not alone. I'll post a similar story after this.

I think she could have not died in the end. I mean the play has at minimum 5 different endings so why would a movie that already plays on the psyche not monopolize on an open ending.

If she didn't die here is my reasoning. The story was about her struggle to perform under pressure and delved into the emotions of what a deeply motivated and slightly deranged actress might deal with in her subconscious to pull off the most spectacular performance ever seen.

With that information accepted then it would make sense that she hallucinated the wound after her performance as she had hallucinated everything else to amplify her performance. Also, why would not a single person from backstage or from the audience see a gaping bloody hole in her side while she is flying around the stage. Also just prior to us seeing her bleed she turned into a black swan feathers and all which also shows how into the character she was. On top of that it was the white swan that dies in that play shown in the movie so in her psyched out mind the doppelganger for the stage white swan was bleeding so that her performance would be 'perfect'.

That is my story and I'm sticking to it. Matty Pants. :)

cliffclof said...

When searching I found others that thought this too, so I'm not alone at least. Here is one:

Gamercatgirl from a Black Swan Forum at wrote, "I thought Nina's "death" was symbolizing the death of the white swan - the pure, innocent, child part of Nina - and the black swan winning. The wound was much like the feathers and red eyes she gained during the performance - she was just getting into a character, although a bit too far in - hence why no one notices it during her performance and she was just hallucinating the concern about her wound post-performance. "