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Dark Discussions - Episode 232 - Darren Aronofsky Focus:  2010's Black Swan

Dark Discussions - Episode 232 - Darren Aronofsky Focus: 2010's Black Swan

Welcome the newest episode of Dark Discussions, your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that’s fantastic.

Though Natalie Portman won an Academy Award for her role as dancer Nina Sayers, the breakout star of the film, Black Swan, actually turned out to be Mila Kunis who prior to her role as Lily was known for television work. Now 7 years old, Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky, still holds up well. Some folks would consider it a classic, and many folks will say that the film is a tour de force of acting which also includes Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder.

A prominent ballet company out of Manhattan is about to open the new season with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Director and company owner Thomas Leroy (played by Vincent Cassel) wants a new take on the ballet so he's looking for something a bit different. He wants the characters of the white and black swan to be played by the same dancer. Nina Sayers is about to find o

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