The Resource Black swan, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a Prøøø and Phoenix Pictures production ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andrés Heinz and John McLaughlin ; story by Andrés Heinz ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, (DVD)

Black swan, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a Prøøø and Phoenix Pictures production ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andrés Heinz and John McLaughlin ; story by Andrés Heinz ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, (DVD)

Label
Black swan
Title
Black swan
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a Prøøø and Phoenix Pictures production ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andrés Heinz and John McLaughlin ; story by Andrés Heinz ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
Choreographer
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. Her life, like most in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her mother Erica, a former ballerina who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: new dancer Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her
Awards note
  • Golden Globe Awards, 2011: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.
  • Academy Awards, 2011: Best actress.
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2011: Film awards, Best actress in a lead role (Portman).
  • Australian Film Institute, 2011: Movie of the Year.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; editor, Andrew Weisblum ; original score, Clint Mansell ; visual effects supervisor, Dan Schrecker ; ballet choreography, Benjamin Millepied ; "Swan Lake" composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
In English, dubbed Spanish, or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B53 2011
PerformerNote
Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1981-
  • 1966-
  • 1983-
  • 1948-
  • 1971-
  • 1969-
  • 1840-1893
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aronofsky, Darren
  • Heyman, Mark
  • Heinz, Andrés
  • McLaughlin, John J
  • Medavoy, Mike
  • Messer, Arnold W
  • Oliver, Brian
  • Franklin, Scott
  • Portman, Natalie
  • Cassel, Vincent
  • Kunis, Mila
  • Hershey, Barbara
  • Ryder, Winona
  • Libatique, Matthew
  • Weisblum, Andrew
  • Mansell, Clint
  • Millepied, Benjamin
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Cross Creek Pictures
  • Protozoa Pictures
  • Phoenix Pictures
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
108
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballerinas
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballet companies
  • Ballets
  • Friendship
  • Psychoses
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
  • Fiction films
  • Feature films
  • Feature films
  • Ballet films
  • Dance films
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Black swan, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a Prøøø and Phoenix Pictures production ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andrés Heinz and John McLaughlin ; story by Andrés Heinz ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2010
  • Special features: Black Swan: Metamorphosis [featurette] (49 min.); Sneak peeks (7 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn701712971
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (108 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543715061
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2271506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)701712971
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Black swan, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a Prøøø and Phoenix Pictures production ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andrés Heinz and John McLaughlin ; story by Andrés Heinz ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2010
  • Special features: Black Swan: Metamorphosis [featurette] (49 min.); Sneak peeks (7 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn701712971
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (108 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543715061
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2271506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)701712971
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1
Video recording format
DVD

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