Dance Day # 2: I don’t always repost…

…but when I do, it’s because I think the post got less views than it deserves. It is the first post you’ll find on this blog, so barely anyone has seen it. It really fits here and thats why I thought ‘let’s give it another chance’.

Do you know Swan Lake? Probably. Have you seen Black Swan (the movie)? Possibly. The movie tells us that the black swan should be sensual and edgy, a bit dangerous. But let me tell you the story: a prince, Siegfried, falls in love with Odette. She is cursed by an evil magician, Von Rothbart, and now she’s a swan during the day and a girl at night. But the curse can be broken if Siegfried keeps his promise and will be loyal to her forever. But Siegfried’s parents are having a ball and Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile come too. Odile resembles Odette so hard that Siegfried thinks she’s his love and they dance together.  Then Siegfrieds announces that they will marry. At that point Odette arrives at the ball and discovers that Siegfries has broken his promise, and they both know she will be a swan forever now.
There are different endings: sometimes it’s a happy ending, sometimes the two lovers commit suicide, sometimes it’s something else.
But now you see that Odile can’t be that different from Odette, because the prince thinks she is Odette. Someone on Youtube said that Odile should be sensual, seductive and even more perfect than Odette. But that means that they can’t be real opposites.
Altough, I have liked the movie and of course the dual personalities are way better for the movie.

My favourite short black swan variation is the one of Elena Nikolaeva. Watch how she flows just like the music… Ahhh, a thing of beauty is a joy forever.

The version I like less, is this one. I don’t really like the beginning. And it seems less fluent and powerful than the other version.

But they are both great dancers.

Movies, Music and More

Please warn me if I talk about music too much. Then I know that my mission hasn’t succeeded yet ;).
When I was working for school yesterday (yes, I have Easter break but I have to work for school), iTunes was playing and suddenly Requiem for a Dream passed by. Theatrical to say at least! But I do like it. You know, dramatic movies need dramatic music. When you pick the right music, your movie will be way more intense and it will leave a better impression.
There is plenty of good film music, but I haven’t seen every movie that exists, so I will just sum up the film music that struck me the most.

1. Lord of the Rings. I have seen the first movie when I was 9, and it’ the first movie I can remember. It was also the first time that I felt the impact of music on me. The films were equally as beautiful. Why wouldn’t you choose imaginary creatures over real life? I liked the beautiful, brave elves. I liked the brave men. I liked the settings and the music.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean. I was older when I saw them, and they might not be the best movies ever, but I enjoyed watching them anyway. Of course I liked Captain Jack. He’s a genius. His humour is fantastic. With the appearance of the mermaids in the last movie, I was completely caught. I could use them in The Big Task I have to do for school. It fitted what I had to say perfectly… And, although I always say I don’t like it, I did like the love story… Don’t tell anyone… When hearing this music, you feel like a pirate too, no? No? Oh. Has to be me then.

3. Schindler’s List. I haven’t seen this one, but it’s on my list. I know this one since I was really tiny. It’s a common tune here, in our household, and it’s so damn sad and beautiful. I really want to see the movie. I have to see it.

4. Requiem for a Dream. Haven’t seen the movie either. It’s on my list! It’s a piece of music that almost everyone knows, I think, without having to see the movie. Am I wrong? It includes violins, and that’s the way to my heart. Put a violin in it and you can make me do anything. At all.

5. Black Swan. Hey, I warned you that I’m a ballet freak, right? (This is not my favourite version of this ballet music piece, but this appears in the movie…)

Enough for today. I will keep on hunting you down with more film music, or pieces of movies that I like.That’s what blogs are for, guess…
Don’t forget to agree or disagree on me and tell me what film music I have forgotten about!