Millie made me watch it: The Black Swan

February 29, 2012



Millie has been pestering me for THREE YEARS about watching The Black Swan. Every time she brought it up, I resisted and after about 20 more minutes of pestering she moved on. I thought I was safe. Then one day, there was a knock at the door, and when I opened it, there stood a person dressed head to toe in black, wearing a ski mask, and wielding a skein of rope and a package shaped like a DVD. Before I knew it I was being gagged and tied to a chair! Horrible thoughts were swirling through my mind... kidnapping, robbery, murder... but no, it was worse. Much worse.

This mystery intruder forced me to watch The Black Swan.

Now, I should probably explain that my aversion to this movie is rooted entirely in the fact that the star is Tyrone Power. It's not that I hate him or anything, I just don't get why he was so popular. Give me Dirk Bogarde or Cliff Robertson instead ;) Anyway, I'm not his biggest fan, and I've never had any desire to watch his films. But Millie (and her cohorts, Casey and Terry) have always been convinced that The Black Swan would change my mind.

Sorry guys... you were wrong. The movie was good and I definitely enjoyed it! I liked Maureen O'Hara (except at the ending I sort of wanted to slap her) and George Sanders was amusing with his strange little beard/mustache/crazy eyebrow situation. And frankly, I love the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disney World so much that any movie about pirates will induce a happy Disney haze. I still don't like Tyrone Power, and I still don't get his appeal at all. But the movie itself? Pretty darn good!

When I was done watching the movie, the person in black untied me, took their DVD and disappeared into the night. And I could have sworn I heard a faint asthmatic evil laugh as I picked up the trail of ricola cough drops they had left on my driveway.

12 comments:

Millie said...

TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE CURRENTLY.

Partially because this is basically the funniest post I have ever read in the history of forever. AND PARTIALLY BECAUSE HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE JAMIE-BOY (besides the fact that he's a selfish, sexist jerk)?!?! YOU ARE NOT A MERE MORTAL.

But, seriously. I am dying over here. This post is so much brilliance!

And THANK YOU for finally watching this. I think this means that I'm gonna have to watch one of your movies that's piled up on my TV, no? CHOOSE ONE AND IT SHALL BE DONE. haha

I seriously can't handle this post.

Irene Palfy said...

hehe.. Love the picture! - But: I also adore Tyrone Power.. ;")

Audrey said...

Hilarious!

I feel much the same as you about Tyrone Power. I don't hate him or anything, but as an actor I just find him very flat and unlikable.

Raquelle said...

Love this! The image is really funny. I'm glad that Millie finally convinced you to watch it even though it still hasn't won you over to become a fan of Tyrone Power. I'm not a fan of his but I guess I sort of see his appeal to others.

Kelly Robinson said...

Great photo! A modern Perils of Pauline.

NoirGirl said...

THIS PHOTO!!! I did a triple take just to make sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. SO HILARIOUS!

I'm just happy you liked the movie at all - though your persistent dislike of dear Jamie Boy still baffles me. One day you'll wake up and realize what you've been missing all this time!

Why did you want to slap Maureen at the end?

Heeheeeee, LOVE your take on George's makeup. The first time I watched this, I didn't even realize it was him, he is so heavily disguised. How about that yucky fiancee Maureen gets saved from? Isn't Ty better than him?

Mercurie said...

I can't believe this. You actually watched The Black Swan! Of course, now Millie, Casey, and I will have to force you to watch The Razor's Edge...

GregWA said...

Yeah, I don't get the Tyrone Power as dreamy leading man either. He seems more like an amiable history teacher.

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Lolita Kane said...

Hahaha! Wish I had "friends" like that. Seems like I would need some to kidnap me nowadays in order for me to watch movies. I'll try to get better at it. Perhaps Black Swan would be a start...

Documnetary Films said...

Great post..

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