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Black Swan, actor Barbara Hershey

2 Responses to “Black Swan, actor Barbara Hershey”

  1. Hedy says:

    Barbara Hershey should absolutely nominated for Best Supporting Actress for this work. It was so complex and scary.

  2. Paul says:

    Such a class act. I’m a long time fan who’s so glad to see her in a potential blockbusting, award winning role. Her body of work is unprecedented. She is underrated and under recognized. Some of her best and most intense performances can be found in small indie films or forgotten movies from the ’60s and ’70s. She deserves a lifetime achievement award and a star on the walk of fame. She’s just as stunning as she’s always been. Though I haven’t seen Black Swan, I’ve heard her performance is Oscar worthy. If I were a member of the Academy she would have my vote. I wish I could meet her some day if only to shake her hand or better yet, give her a hug. Love ya Barbara.


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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould