There are two main — and wildly divergent — groups of people that are excited to see Black Swan, the latest film from renowned director Darren Aronofsky:
1) Cinephiles: The Darren Aronofsky brand is remarkably strong in film geek circles. He built his reputation helming the low budget indie films Pi and Requiem For A Dream, both of which were notable for their their searing intensity and visual flair. After experiencing a minor critical and commercial setback with The Fountain, his 2008 film, The Wrestler, established Aronofsky not only as a commercially viable director, but also won him universal acclaim from the acting community for providing Mickey Rourke with a comeback vehicle. So, based on these past successes, there are quite a few people looking forward to see what Aronofsky can do with the thriller genre.
2) People Anxious To See Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Get It On: So what if you don’t know what the term mise en scene means! Ever since word first broke last year that Portman and Kunis have, and we quote, “ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex” in Black Swan, many a red-blooded American cleared the date December 1, 2010 on their calendars. We certainly did!
Are you anxious to see Black Swan? And if so, which group do you fall in? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell!)