On Tuesday we finally got to see the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s top secret film, Black Swan. It featured Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and a whole lot of confusion. Seriously, we’re not sure what we saw but it got us interested. We took a few screenshots from the trailer and they reveal just how psychologically damaged Portman’s character really is. Take a look…
Black Swan centers on a New York ballerina who’s battling for a spot in Swan Lake. The part requires her to encompass both the good and the bad versions of the main character a quality that Portman is having a hard time pulling off. Enter Kunis, another dancer who’s her rival and the personification of everything the “black swan” needs to be. As Portman’s character tries to relate and get in touch with her dark side, she delves deeper and deeper into something that goes beyond ballet — something supernatural.
While looking at these photos, the first thing we noticed are the various shots of fluctuating images. The drawing that goes from happy to sad, the double of Portman in the mirror, and the party scene where she goes from clean face to full swan makeup. What’s up with that? There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on here. We also threw in a photo of Ryder’s character who looks like she’s been through what’s happening to Portman in the past. Hmmm.
Black Swan opens in theaters on December 1st.
What did you notice in the trailer? What did we miss?