Black Swan

16 January 2011 | 0

Hannah and I went to see Black Swan on Friday night. I think Hannah said it best: “It’s a perfect movie about perfection.” It’s definitely as good as all the critics have been saying, and I especially recommend it for artists, athletes, performers and others who seek perfection. Outside of all the obviously great aspects—script, direction, acting, costume design—I really enjoyed the sound design. There were a lot of “squishes” and other really tactile, tangible, intimate bodily sounds that really deepened my experience of the film and helped put me more directly in Portman’s character. Go see it, and prepare to leave the theater shaking your head.

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