New Clip from Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN

     November 24, 2010


Following on from our recent interview with Mila Kunis about her exciting role in upcoming psychological thriller Black Swan, we’re excited to offer a new clip from the movie. It’s just shy of a minute long, but it certainly conjures some serious intensity as Natalie Portman get’s the heebie jeebies during a wardrobe fitting. Anyone unsure of the tone of the movie will be left in no doubt after watching this – it’s an excerpt that’ll have you clamoring for the whole film. Sadly you’ll have to wait a few weeks.  Black Swan opens on December 3rd. The film also stars Vincent Cassel and Winona Ryder.

Hit the jump for the clip and further coverage of the film.

Here’s the clip via Shock Til You Drop:

Aside from the natural eeriness of the new video clip, one thing that really struck me is the darkly haunting, ominous soundtrack by Clint Mansell. Mansell has a long history with Aronofsky, dating all the way back to his first film soundtrack for Pi in 1998, and anyone who has seen The Fountain will know his scores are near perfection. For Black Swan the composer has loosely based his music on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake – the ballet at the heart of the film. Things just keep getting better!

Here’s the official synopsis for Black Swan:

BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), 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 retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona 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 with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Be sure to check out the bizarrely beautiful posters to the film, award-worthy alone, and don’t miss the trailer. If after all this you’re still not sufficiently psyched, (God help you – I’m burning up with anticipation), then watch this trippy music video for a quick hit.


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