Black Swan Film Analysis

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Establishing and illustrating the concept of uncanny is a challenging endeavour, however music assists encourage the portrayal of this sensation, although as Sigmund Freud introduces that “the uncanny is that class of the frightening which leads back to what is known of old and long familiar.”[] To explain this with further precision, emerging from the homely and familiar there is this greater development towards something unusually disturbing the domestic setting and the feeling of the familiar, the home, the known, as opposed to introducing something strange, unfamiliar and inaudibly still. Sound that is provided to an audience within a film is everything and anything one may hear, for instance voices, music or sound effects. Sound heightens…show more content…
It may be that the visual aspect of a scene will convey one meaning while the musical score will paradoxically communicate another. The audience may recognise this throughout the film of the “Black Swan” as the soundtrack has been composed to follow and structure the narrative of the story, using not only the original, but similar chords and melodies to that of Tchaikovskys’ “Swan Lake”. A prime example of this is in the first half of the film before Nina’s transition into the Black…show more content…
During the lead up to this realisation, the composition from the final act of “Swan Lake” accompanies her in this pivotal moment. The specific music used from the ballet is where the White Swan discovers the prince is in love with the Black Swan, leading to the White Swan to kill herself, freeing her from her evil sister. Darren Aronofsk has reenacted this moment in the film as the only way Nina could free herself from her evil double, was to kill herself as she became the Black Swan. Referring back to what Thomas had previously said, that Nina would be the only one to get in the way of
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