Along with being quite possibly the best film of 2010 (I still haven’t seen True Grit), it seems that Darren Aronofksy‘s Black Swan may also boast the best movie posters and best marketing website. /Film reports the site titled, I Just Want to Be Perfect, offers up a few secrets: “[via FirstShowing]. One is accessed by typing in the name ‘Rothbart’ while on the main screen. (Rothbart being the name of the villain in Swan Lake, the ballet for which Natalie Portman’s character in the film is aching to lead.)”
Visit the site and in the meantime take a second to look at these other great international posters for the film we posted a while back. And if you have time read Simon’s review of Black Swan, which just so happens to be nominated at this year’s Sound On Sight Awards.
Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), 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 with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.