Billy Elliot Essays

  • Billy Elliot Transitions

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    overcome, in order to grow and move into one’s desired world. In exploring transitions, the composers of the films Billy Elliot and Beneath Clouds utilize a number of techniques to highlight the positive and negative experiences in transition. The film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, explores

  • Billy Elliot Stereotypes

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    The film, “Billy Elliot”, by Stephen Daldry, A Spotlight Amidst the Darkness Canadian Film Reviews portrays a young British boy in the midst of the miners strike of 1984, who falls in love with ballet despite the unacceptance and chaos surrounding his immediate family and community. Billy pushes the gender norms as he is a young 11 year old boy, who’s father, brother and community believe that men should be masculine and women feminine. Nevertheless Billy falls in love with dance and ballet; which

  • 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

  • Stereotypes In Billy Elliot

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    In the movie Billy Elliot, Billy challenges society’s beliefs based on sex during his time, as he rebels against male stereotypes and follows his passion for dance, without he’s fathers consent. Billy faces many obstacles throughout this movie, including when Billy tries to show his father that he can dance, but his dad takes it sensitively and shuts him off. Throughout the movie, She’s The Man, Viola fights against societies expectations again and fills in for her brother, who ditches school randomly

  • Billy Elliot Transitions

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    allows greater awareness of the self and others. This is evident throughout the film ‘Billy Elliot’, directed by Stephen Daldry, and released in 2000. Transitions are portrayed within the film through an extensive use of cinematic technique. These transitions provide many challenging and confronting experiences that provoke radical change in the lives of a number of characters specifically Billy and Jackie Elliot. Billy faces struggles in his entry into the world of ballet; and Jackie is forced to reassess

  • 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 Identity

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    potential and deepest passions, which will ultimately define their identity. These profound, compelling ideas are celebrated in Stephen Daldry’s 1999 film, Billy Elliot and Shaun Tan’s 2006 visual narrative, The Arrival. The two texts reveals that obstacles are daunting, overwhelming and often seen insurmountable. However, the protagonist, Billy Elliot, successfully embrace and transcend his obstacles of social, familial and economic hardships and hence, he is able to discover a deeper source of inner

  • 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

  • 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

  • Analyzing the Characters of 'Billy Elliot' in the Backdrop of Thatcherism

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Discuss the Issues that Shape Male Destinies in Billy Elliot

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    In Stephen Daldry’s Billy Elliot, there are a number of different issues that shape the destinies of both Billy and the male characters that surround him throughout the film. The heavily embedded traditions of the working class mining community along with family expectations, gender stereotyping and the effect that age has on opinion and beliefs all contribute to the different destinies of the male characters in the film. A key issue that is omnipresent throughout the film, effecting all of the male

  • Media Devices Used in Bend It like Beckham and Billy Elliot

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    Media Devices Used in Bend It like Beckham and Billy Elliot Narratives are constructed in many different ways; narrative editing, narrative music, cinematography and mis en scene. This assignment will take you through media devises and method used by the directors of "Bend it like Beckham" and "Billy Elliot" use to construct their narratives. The plots of both films are based on stereotypes and how the main characters are challenging them in each film. This leads to many similarities and

  • The Representation of Gender in the Films Bend it Like Beckham and Billy Elliot

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    Films Bend it Like Beckham and Billy Elliot The society we live in today is full of stereotypes. Each job, sport, item of clothing carries and many more carries a certain stereotype. When people go against and challenge these stereotypes they are seen as strange and unconventional and can end up stuck with these stereotypes for life. In both films Billy Elliot and Bend it like Beckham we see stereotyping but in a different way in each one. In Billy Elliot we see a lot of stereotypes with

  • How the Police are Depicted in The Blue Lamp and Billy Elliot

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    Blue Lamp and Billy Elliot I shall begin my essay by studying several scenes in the film 'Billy Elliot', which was made in 2000, directed by Stephen Daldry. The main focus of this particular film is the 1984 miners' strike, a defining point in British history. Billy Elliot is a young boy of age eleven. He lives in a small and confined north-eastern mining district, where the majority of workers are currently involved in a violent strike as a form of forceful protestation. Billy lives with

  • Comparing Gender-Crossing in Girlfight and Billy Elliot

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    Comparing Gender-Crossing in Girlfight and Billy Elliot It seems that the year 2000 was one full of gender-bending films, including Girlfight, starring Michelle Rodriguez. This movie was about Diana, a troubled teenage girl from the projects of New York City. Sent on an errand for her father one day, Diana discovers the secret world of boxing at a gym in Brooklyn. She watches her brother unenthusiastically box in the ring, and then tries to convince the coach to work with her. With time, she

  • Billy Elliot Psychology

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    This is not to say women are not aggressive, but science proves that males show more signs of aggression than females. Aggression affects males in different ways, but in the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, which accurately portrays how aggression of a father almost ruins a family completely. Billy Elliot takes place in a small town in northeastern England.