I'm not a ballet person, or a "watch movies about ballet" person but I saw "Black Swan" last week based on what people were saying about Portman's performance.
The movie was amazing, and more specifically, Portman was absolutely incredible.
But the majority of the film was shot in "shaky cam" style. You know what I mean, the hand-held camera technique that deliberately shakes to add dramatic tension or some such. Only now it's become the latest thing in filmmaking.
I've seen two other films in the theatres that were entirely or mostly shot in shaky cam (the last Bourne one, and Rachel Getting Married). I wish I had known that Black Swan was shot this way.
I never thought I'd be like this, but shaky cam on the big screen makes me physically nauseous. And I'm not someone who feels like that on planes or anything. This happens no matter where in the theatre I sit, although I haven't tried the very back row. On tv at home, it's not the same, I think because the scale is way off, and it's not like I have one of those huge flat screen tvs or anything.
Anyone else have the same problem? I wonder if there could be a "shaky cam" advisory, since as a personal drama, Black Swan wasn't a typical "car chase" kind of film. But neither was Rachel Getting Married.