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Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 75% Natalie Portman. What about duration? The shots that feature the double are wide shots and rarely play for longer than one second. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement. Even so, if we were judging by time over 90% would be Natalie Portman.
And to be clear Natalie did dance on pointe in pointe shoes. If you look at the final shot of the opening prologue, which lasts 85 seconds, and was danced completely by Natalie, she exits the scene on pointe. That is completely her without any digital magic. I am responding to this to put this to rest and to defend my actor. Natalie sweated long and hard to deliver a great physical and emotional performance. And I don’t want anyone to think that’s not her they are watching. It is.
|—||Darren Aronofsky defends Natalie Portman, after her dance double claimed that Portman appeared in only “5 percent” of the movie’s full-body dance shots. (via entertainmentweekly)|
Here are a few pop culture related photos I took on my vacation last week. Some actual black swans and and a tag on what is apparently the Dharma Recycling Station.
|—||Joel McHale in his Independent Spirit Awards monologue.|
Black Swan “Obey”
Black Swan officially surpassed $100 million at the domestic box office on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, its domestic total stands at a grand $100,022,903. Its worldwide total is currently $172,662,903. Not bad a for a ballet horror flick, huh?
MADTv is no longer on the air, it was canceled in 2009. I’m not sure who produced today’s video, perhaps Buzzfeed? The Youtube page and BF source was vague.
Anyone have any insight?
Ms. Swan is Black Swan | Buzzfeed
This is real. As released by Lionsgate.
Baby Black Swan | BuzzFeed
That’s just not right.