02/08/2011 12:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Black Swan Visual Effects Reel (SPOILERS)

If you found yourself mesmerized by Black Swan's sinister sets, watching the visual effects reel may feel like waking from a hallucination. The video shows before-and-after versions of some of the film's most distinctive effects. Mirrors that seem to be alive are really just multiple takes; feathers sprouting from a human shoulder were rendered on a graphical grid; knees that bend backwards are the work of a punkish puppeteer. But, as was the case in the film, learning that your hallucinations aren't real doesn't necessarily make them any less compelling.
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