Darren Aronofsky’s latest film Black Swan is scheduled to hit theaters on December 3, and instead of promoting it with another trailer, Fox Searchlight has released a music video. It appears on iTunes, and features music from the film’s soundtrack that has a techno/electronica type of vibe. It’s not what you’d expect from a thriller about ballet. 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 Nina (Natalie Portman) is having a hard time pulling off. Enter Lilly (Mila Kunis), another dancer who’s her rival and the personification of everything the “black swan” needs to be. As Nina tries to relate and get in touch with her dark side, she delves deeper and deeper into something that goes beyond ballet — something supernatural.
I’m not sure if this makes me want to see the film, but I do have the urge to break open some glow sticks and hit the dance floor. There’s a nice contrast between the classical music that appears in the ballet sequences and the fast beats in the nightclub scenes that feature Nina and Lily cutting loose.
Black Swan features music from Clint Mansell, The Chemical Brothers, Al Tourettes, Jakes, Kavsrave, Pete Min, and Sepalcure featuring Angelica Best.
What do you think of the music video for Black Swan?