|ellen_datlow (ellen_datlow) wrote,|
@ 2011-01-11 11:26 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||anthologies, black swan|
"This is not to say that Aronofsky is unfamiliar with genre territory. Pi, for all of its artistic flourishes, can easily be seen as a marriage of science fiction and horror. The Fountain, though not technically science fiction, used many of the genre's images and conventions to tell a story of obsession, love and loss; watching it is like watching an adaptation one of the best Harlan Ellison stories that Ellison never wrote. Similarly, Black Swan, with its emphasis on sexuality, dark surrealism and the world of art, seems transliterated from an unwritten story not yet collected in a killer horror anthology edited by Ellen Datlow. Make no mistake: for all of its indie drama cred, Black Swan is a horror movie, though its horrors are the Second Stream ones explicated by Kathryn Cramer in her introductory essay of David Hartwell's The Dark Descent. Psychological terror in the tradition of Roman Polanski's Repulsion or the works of Dennis Etchison rather than the overtly supernatural."
I don't know what the actual theme would be but I love the idea of an anthology inspired by the movie.
From: Review of Black Swan