Black Swan

Continuity mistake: When Nina and Leroy are standing halfway up the stairs as he is about to announce that she is the new star ballerina, they both hold a glass of champagne. At first, Nina's glass is almost empty; at the end of the scene however, she is holding a full glass.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Nina arrives to her home after she knew she was chosen, she is looking for her mom (who bought a cake for Nina), and there is a camera man in a mirror.

Factual error: In the scene where Natalie Portman travels from her house to Lincoln Center she is riding the 1 subway train. The model train shown is a R142, which only serves the 2,4,5 trains. The one 1 train line is actually served by the R62A.

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Trivia: Actress Mila Kunis was actually recommended by Natalie Portman for the part of Lily.

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New this month Trivia: Despite her prominent billing, Winona Ryder has only four minutes of screen time.

New this month Trivia: During the filming of one scene, Natalie Portman hit her head and suffered a concussion.


Erica: What happened to my sweet girl?
Nina: She's gone!

Nina: I just want to be perfect.

Thomas Leroy: The only person standing in your way is you.

More quotes from Black Swan


Question: I didn't understand the movie. Was it all a metaphor for her descent into madness? And the ending. How much of the movie was imagined and how much was actually real?

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Answer: **Spoiler Alert** I would say you are correct about the movie being a metaphor for descent into madness, but also displays themes of repressed sexuality and transformation. As the main character is given the lead role, she must play dual roles, one good and one evil, with the hallucinations representing the latter. Towards the beginning, Nina only embodies the personality traits of the white swan, innocence and grace. As the film gradually progresses, Ninas hallucinations represent her metamorphosis into the seductive and mysterious black swan. The film expertly convinces the audience that Lily (Mila Kunis) is out for Nina's role. In a twist ending, it is revealed that Nina has imagined most of her encounters with lily (including their sexual one) and has instead been battling herself, such as breaking away from her domineering mother and coming to terms with her sexuality. At the end, Nina really does stab herself (but actually hallucinates it is Lily she is stabbing) and her fate is left ambiguous.


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