Analysis Black Swan

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Chapter I


1.1 Background of the Study

Desire is a natural characteristic of every human being, the writer believe that every single person in the world have desire to get something that really want. According to the vdictionary, the definition of desire is very deverse, desire means to wish for earnestly, to covest, to express a wish for, to entreat, to request, to require, the natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession, an eager wish to obtain or enjoy. (

Some people say if desires are thought of as conscious states of mind, this is untrue. On the other hand, if they are thought of as no ore than interpretations certified by the agent’s behavior, then perhaps the model is trivial. But functionalism rescues the human theory, seeing desire as a respectable theoretical category, identified by its role in systematizing the explanation of agents. Some questions include wheter we always do what we desire to do, wheter we can control our strongest desire, and how motivation by desire compares with motivation by principle.

Sometimes that desire is too strong and dominate ourself, it not good at all. It will be fatal. Desire can control you, it can make you become someone different from yourself, if it too powerful, it can make you loose your mind, and doing a crazy things that you never imagine before. It can destroy yourself. In America, according to the 2005 Disabilities act, there are 191,670 have a mental disorder because of excessive desire, they cannot control their desire, they push their self harder to fulfill their desire, and many of them who decide to commit suicide. While in Indonesia the data from year 2003 shows that media provides a figure have appealed to the writer of the study and become one of the reasons for the writer to discuss the issue through the main character in the Black Swan movie, a movie that portrays the desire in life that can destroy your life through its main character, Nina Sayers.

The movie was directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Mark Heyman and the running time for this movie in 1 hour and 50 minutes. This movie is produced in USA. Black Swan movie is a great movie with a great actor to match. This movie stared by Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers, Mila Kunis as Lily, Vincent Cassel as Thomas Leroy, Barbara Hershey as Erica Sayers, and Winona Ryder as Beth Macintyre. This movie use English, French for some dialogue, and Italian. This movie is distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. This movie made at a cost budget $13,000,000 (estimated), in the USA this film opened with $1,443,809 (USA) (5 December 2010) (18 Screens). Nevertheless, the film quickly faded, grossing $106,928,998 (USA) (17 April 2011). (http//

This movie succeed by received many awards. There are at Academy Award 2011, Black Swan movie won Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie Portman) and nominated for Best Achievment in Cinematography, Best Achievment in Directing, Best Achievment in Editing, and Best Motion Picture of the year. This movie gets some responses from the viewers in the world, especially about positive response and negative response. One of them is David Stratton from said that “the red shoes meets repulsion in Darren Aronofsky’s wonderfully rich melodrama Black Swan in which Natalie Portman proves she can act and dance as Nina, who is cast, by demanding director Thomas Leroy, Vincent Cassel, in a New York Ballet production of “Swan Lake”, when a veteran dancer, Winona Ryder, drops out the of the part. Bullied by her very controlling mother, Barbara Hersheys, Nina is stressed out during the rehearsal period not helped by the knowledge that her rival and understudy, Lily, Mila Kunis, is literally waiting in the wings.”

The negative response from the viewer they are from Mandy 25 years old said...
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