From Tangerine to A Fantastic Woman: I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this movie. Kathy, thanks so much for these smart comments. Our society has created this. Her emotional inhibition is exacerbated by the situation at home, where Nina shares a small apartment with her mother, Erica Barbara Hershey. Nina is pressured to be bone-thin. Contact Log In Register.
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And how do we tell the difference between the two? Nina is like the Sleeping Beauty; her castle is asleep, because the parents wanted only the white, success and happiness and gifts of light, and forgot that the darkness was needed for transformation and growth, as the seed must be held underground. Not only a highpoint for Aronofsky's career, it's a highpoint for the horror genre in general, and a picture that's worth a ticket to the ballet. After our podcast review of the film, I got several e-mails in support of my reading of the film. They must choose and validate their inner experience above, or as at least equal to, their socially conditioned experience. Some shadow material has made its way up to the daily waking awareness, and is no longer shadow.
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In the Wake Angels in America. Perth Now Click to open navigation. As the two dancers find themselves in competition, they become friends, and Nina gets closer to her dark side through an important awakening that moves her from an innocent and rigid child to a more spontaneous and open woman. The inferior serves as a signaling device in the psyche, warning that something important is out of alignment, in need of attention. Is the director the real artist, or simply a conduit for the genius of others?
With repeat viewings, the thematic subtext slips into focus and the performances take on a new significance. Throughout the film, Darren Aronofsky heavily emphasises the fact that ballet dancers during training are constantly surrounded by mirrors. Read More Darren Aronofsky: Is Nina a victim, or is she victimizing herself, romanticizing her struggle as the virtuous, hardworking, sacrificing dancer? Contact Log In Register. I think the best instance of it is when she orders a cheeseburger at the restaurant.