Darren Aronofsky, one of the budding greats in the film industry today, bought the American rights to Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. Why? So he could copy a scene in, which I like to call “Crouching Idol, Tiny Bathtub,” for his highly acclaimed film Requiem for a Dream.
But even though Aronofsky claims that Perfect Blue had little influence, is Black Swan the Americanized live action adaptation we’ve been waiting for? Let’s take a look at the two films and find out.