Black Swan is also very operatic in the way the shots are made and the soundtrack used. The start of the film is reminisent of a shakespeian play, "I had the craziest dream last night, about a girl who turned into a swan, but her prince falls for the wrong girl and she kills herself" -Nina (Natalie Portman), Blackswan, opening scene. This sounds very much like a prolouge- a short version of what is going to happen in the film.
|the prologe to the Black Swan, a white ballerina on a black screen with a single white spotlight casting down on her- like an empty stage awaiteing the ballet.|
|Nina's final performance- as the black swan. in this scene she now accepts who she is and what she has turned into- she finds that this transformation makes her 'perfect'.|