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Black Swan

Since it was again a balmy 15 degrees with a howling wind I opted not to ride, but rather to go to see BLACK SWAN.  Not sure riding in bitter cold wouldn’t have been less painful and disturbing.

First some background.  I danced ballet, even danced point for a few years before I returned to horses, so I have a soft spot for the art even though it wrecks bodies, tears up feet, and makes women bulimic.  At five foot two I was never the ideal build for a modern ballerina, but I did enjoy studying and moving to music.  All of that by way of explaining why I went to see this film.

This is a very creepy, powerful and disturbing film.  I liked the direction, I thought Natalie Portman turned in an amazing performance, but the script seemed jerky and chaotic.  Then we got to the end, and I saw why.  Three writers all separated by the dreaded “and” which meant these weren’t teams, but three different writers taking a crack at this script.

It was some of the best use of visuals to portray madness I have ever seen in a film.

I do enjoy the end of the year.  I just wish all the really good films wouldn’t get released in a three week period.  It makes me crazy trying to catch them all.  In the past it was easy to see all five nominated films.  Now that they have expanded the list it gets harder.

So here’s a few of the films I expect to see on the ballot for Best Picture

INCEPTION

THE KING’S SPEECH

BLACK SWAN

TRUE GRIT

Then I come up blank.  It was a rather mediocre year for movies.

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