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  • The Movie Billy Elliot

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    ‘Billy Elliot’ is a classic story, set in 1984 in Northern England. It is about a boy who discovers a passion for dancing. The film brings out a strong message of being true to yourself and overcoming conflict but ultimately it is also a story of persistence. The film techniques in ‘Billy Elliot’ enhance the audiences view on Billy’s story by using a variety of techniques such as sound, lighting, acting and editing. ‘Billy Elliot’ has a range of powerful scenes with different contrasting emotions

  • Homosexuality and Billy Elliot

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    Homosexuality and Billy Elliot In ' Billy Elliot' there is undoubtedly a strong homosexual subtext but does this necessarily mean the protagonist himself is gay? . Director Stephen Daldry openly deals with homosexuality and intentionally creates doubt surrounding Billy's sexuality thus fuelling debate and discussion. Through out the film Daldry presents us with numerous episodes, which suggest homosexuality but which are all open to interpretation, for example is Billy's rejection of Debbie

  • Billy Elliot Into the World

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    Billy Elliot Into the World There are a variety of pathways and elements, which enables individual transition into a New World. ‘Into the World’ is about people choosing the next pathway into their life by their own determination, experiences and support which enables them to go beyond their original location and narrow view of the world. ‘Billy Elliot’ relates to the elective ‘Into the World’ as the film is about new possibilities opening up, determination, family support and individual growth

  • Billy Elliot and Margaret Thatcher

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    The film, Billy Elliot, is about the social and personal crisis and the everyday life during the era of Margaret Thatcher. It is also about the social differences and stereotypes which still exist in the society. In this research paper I will analyse various roles in the family and the relationships of the characters in Billy Elliot during era of Thatcherism. I will focus on Billy’s relationships with people who somehow influence him from his grandmother to his ballet trainer. We can explore the

  • The Spark in Billy Elliot

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    better themselves. In the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, the motivator is Ms. Wilkinson. She was the one that pushed Billy to be the best that he can be, she pushed him to follow his dreams and not let anything get in the way. She represented a mother just like the one that Billy had recently lost. The film is successful because the audience sees Mrs. Wilkinson not only as a motivator and a mother-like figure but also as the spark that started Billy Elliot’s dancing career. Fred Wes

  • Comparison of Billy Elliot the Movie and Novel

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    Comparison of Billy Elliot the Movie and Novel The film, 'Billy Elliot' is about a boy called Billy, who loves dancing. The story is set in the north of England in the 1980s, where the only jobs outside cities would be in factories or coal mining. The director of 'Billy Elliot' uses many techniques in which to make us like/empathise/feel sorry for Billy. The film begins in silence with a close up on the gramophone. This immediately makes us think that the music is going to be very important

  • Mothers Are Everywhere: Billy Elliot

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    before people realize what their dreams are. In the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry the audience gets to experience the road that Billy Elliot took takes order to achieve his goal. He may have had to take a different road before realizing his destiny; if it were not for the 1ballet coach, Mrs. Wilkinson, whom played a huge role in his path to discover his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. If it were not for Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy would not have known the talent and passion he had for

  • Similarities And Differences Between Billy Elliot And Kes

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    Similarities And Differences Between Billy Elliot And Kes In this essay I am comparing the two films Kes, made in 1969 and set in the 1960's and Billy Elliot, made in 2000 and set in the 1970's. Both of which have the same location, Northern England and both have a strong relation to a working class environment where coal mining was the main source of employment. The films are similar in terms of community, family, and the characterisation of Billy, the central character in both films. The

  • Stereotyping of Bend It Like Beckham and Billy Elliot

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    Stereotyping of Bend It Like Beckham and Billy Elliot Media In this essay I will discuss about the stereotyping of Bend it like Beckham and Billy Elliot and the different cultures. In Bend it like Beckham the mum of the main character doesn't want her to play football because she is a girl and it isn't honourable for the family. She won't let her play football because of this but Jess plays football behind her back. In Billy Elliot, the boy starts to dance and the dad is against boys

  • Compare And Contrast Billy Elliot And Strictly Ballroom

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    4TH GENRE ASSIGNMENT Strictly Ballroom & Billy Elliot alike both have many characters who undergo transformation & development throughout the film, two of these characters who undergo great transformation & growth are Fran & Billy who both figuratively change from ugly ducklings into beautiful swans. In the beginning of Billy Elliot & Strictly Ballroom both Fran & Billy are seen as very underdeveloped & can be seen as ugly ducklings in many ways, Billy is seen at the boxing hall going to his boxing