Tuesday, 18 January 2011


BBC Newsbeat has posted a short video of Natalie Portman discussing the strenuous exercise regime and extreme diet she undertook to prepare for her role in Black Swan (title link). The video probably won't work outside the UK. Here's a graphic showing her as Mathilda in Luc Besson's Léon (1994) with inset the best of the video covers/posters for the movie. It shows the 12-year-old girl intent on revenge struggling to become a woman, teddy dangling from one hand and groceries held in the other. Her confused mentor - a professional hit man - holds a silenced pistol and a potted plant!


At 19/1/11, Blogger Guillaume said...

That was a great movie, maybe the only one of Luc Besson I genuinely love.

At 20/1/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Guillaume

It's brilliant. And so unexpected. I'd anticipated the usual Hollywood movie. No way. This is Continental Cinema writ large. I'm now keeping my eyes open for Nikita in the TV schedules.

At 20/1/11, Blogger Guillaume said...

I need to watch Nikita one day. Léon is my favourite so far, it manages to be both brutal and touching.

At 21/1/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

And funny too, at times. It has it all.


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