Hands & Feet | Whiplash & Black Swan
by Fernando Andrés
Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash are both about young artists pushing themselves to the brink of self-destruction, all in the name of their art. In this video essay, Fernando Andrés presents a side by side comparison of the films, making a case that they can be viewed as companion pieces, two sides of the same narrative coin.
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