While we’re at it, why don’t we cast our minds back to another film that wasn’t made by Darren Aronsfky; Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. You like that film, don’t you? You’ve thought about the similarities between it and Black Swan before, haven’t you? No? The folks at YouTube channel Lessons From A Screenplay have. They’ve come at it from a screenplay-ish angle, which is something that you might have been able to guess from the name of their channel. They’ve even put their thoughts down in one of the better video essays that we’ve come across in a while.
Because what’s it all about if it isn’t about video essays? You get our drift? You’re catching on pretty quick. If you love film then video essays are certainly something that you should at least look into. These are the sort of videos that offer insight into the medium of film that might never have occurred to us.