Nat Talks Your Highness

The first Natalie interview, in promotion of Your Highness, has arrived and I'm sure more are on the way. Natalie's first question is about David Gordon Green (the director of…

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LaneGate: The Final Chapter

Director Darren Aronofksy has responded and hopefully we can put much of this silliness to rest now. Take away D-dawg! “Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots.…

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Another Day, Another LaneGate Update

The discussion and debate intensifies around the web and if you haven’t weighed in yet, yesterday’s update has a pretty epic comment section already.

The links today are a bit more positive, from Natalie and Black Swan’s perspective at least. I guess this is like a tidbits update with purpose.

– Let’s kick off with Cinemabland, who point out one of the more obvious flaws in Lanes complaints – that Natalie was very clear about what she wasn’t able to do and even praised Lane for filling in where necessary.

Sarah Lane would have every right to be pissed off if Portman and company were claiming no body double was used, but the reality has been the exact opposite. I can’t tell you how many interviews I’ve read in which the new Academy Award winner has admitted she couldn’t master the most difficult moves and needed Sarah Lane to make those work. The whole point of training rigorously at a craft in preparation for a film is to make the audience believe you are who you’re playing. Numerous examples of this can be found in sports movies. Let’s take Slap Shot for example. I’m well aware Paul Newman wasn’t good enough to be a minor league hockey player, but because he has a fluidity to his skating, holds the stick correctly and seems entirely competent on the ice, viewers are able to buy him in that role. The same principal applies to Tin Cup. Kevin Costner is not a professional golfer, but it doesn’t matter. He worked on the arc and motion of his swing enough so that the shots of him playing seem realistic enough.


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Black Swan Behind The Scenes

Inara found a pretty cool featurette showing behind the scenes footage of filming Black Swan. You get to see Natalie performing the final pose, Mila chatting up Benjamin and Aronofsky…

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Miss Dior HD

Below is a slightly longer version of Natalie's Soffia Coppola directed Dior advert. I'm still waiting/hoping there will be a longer version as there usually is a short film version…

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