Friday, January 07, 2011

The Black Swan

Empire 7 Theatre Jan 1, 2011:

When K asked me to go see The Black Swan, I thought it would be just another chick flick. Sure I enjoy ballet performance on a stage, but on the silver screen? Beside, how many ways can you tell the same white swan, black swan story?

However, I was pleasantly surprised. The story captured my attention right from the beginning. At the end, with the loud applause of the (artificial) cheerful and jubilant audience on the silver screen, I found myself among the (real) stunned and silent audience in the theatre.

Some parting thoughts:
1. Transformation can be painful.
2. There may be a hefty price to pay.
3. Are you willing to take the risk?
4. Are "you" still "you" after?
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the inner space said...

we have the same over here!
from the Royal Opera House

MCL Cinema

best actor said...

and when we think we are hurting others, we are in fact hurting ourselves. ;o)

Haricot 微豆 said...

Space: Do you like it?

Haricot 微豆 said...

Best Actor: So true !!!

the inner space said...

Hari big brother I am not at that level to watch a live ballet on stage YET!

Kempton said...

If you were expecting a regular chick flick, the story must have came as a total surprise for you.

I saw the Black Swan trailer and I have to admit I am not a big fan of this type of dark story even I know Portman put in a lot of hard work to learn to dance ballet well.

I ended up digging up my copy of "The Company" and had fun watching that instead for the ballet performances.

Haricot 微豆 said...

Space: I am not a regular subscriber either but do enjoy the Nutcracker etc.

Haricot 微豆 said...


I didn't watch the trailer, so the story was a total surprise to me.

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