Montag, Januar 31, 2011

Black Swan or: this Natalie-Portman-Movie.

Friends, readers, hipsters: I came to bury this movie, not to praise it. Black Swan, the latest movie of Darren Aronofsky (Reqiuem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler) has received an amount of press-attention and hype within my peers only rivalled by The Social Network or back in the days 300.

While myself being a big fan of Natalie Portman, I don't really relate to Darren Aronofsky. I have seen The Fountain and slept like a baby during The Wrestler, but to my own shame I still lack the experience of Requiem for a Dream. Darren Aronofsky Fans might want to leave this review right here and feed a stray cat or throw cherry blossoms into the midwinter sky. Anyway, I went in completely hyped and a bit aware of the whole plot, so I was shaken between expectations of grandeur and my own experiences of movies of that kind: difficult.

Dienstag, Januar 18, 2011

Chitchat.

Enough with it?

A short play.

Characters:

B: Benedikt as himself.
M: His Mother as herself.

Short plot: so dark the con of man.

<The telephone rings. While being a person not really leaning towards privacy, only a few, not exactly selected persons, are aware of Benedikt's number at home. He does not try to hide it, though. The few calls that he receives from time to time usually come from two or three people. One of them is his beloved mom - and in the most uncertain case of him running low on blood pressure, but one call of her might get him back on normal or even higher level within no time.>