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    editing, and cinematography. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, is a great example of a film that expertly employs such audiovisual techniques. At face value, one can instantly get the mood from a scene in Billy Elliot, however it is through careful examination and dissection that one can obtain a deeper appreciation for the hard work and consideration that went into each shot. This paper will analyze the scene from Billy Elliot where,…

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    Billy Elliot Journey Essay

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    confronting and transformative for the individual or groups involved. This idea is undoubtedly explored within Steven Daldry’s film, Billy Elliot with a central theme of maturity and Robert Gray’s poem, Late Ferry, as it expresses ideas about the transformative concept of transitions. Additionally, Meiert Avis’ music video for Paramore’s Brick by Boring Brick explores a confronting change to the protagonist as the music video demonstrates challenges of growing up. These texts go in depth into…

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    both challenging and rewarding for individuals and their communities, this can be seen in the film “Billy Elliot” directed by Stephen Daldry. He repeatedly uses filmic devices such as various camera angles and numerous tones of dialogue to display Billy’s radical transition into his new life. Just as Billy transitions to reach his goals Michaela DePrince overcomes many obstacles that can be seen in the New York Daily News Article titled “Ballerina Michaela DePrince escaped a tragic childhood in…

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    Billy Elliot Stereotypes

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    As, Billy Elliot, who is the protagonist of the film, is a young, caring and sometimes-mischievous boy in which, not long into the film, uncovers his soaring fascination and love for ballet. To continue, at this point Billy not only quits boxing, which he was hopeless at, but begins to frequently attend the ballet lessons of the local-middle-class ballet teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. Throughout the film, Billy Elliot pursues his dream to become a professional ballet dancer, and in doing so, along the…

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    Discovery is intensely meaningful as it can transform an individual’s understanding in an emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual manner. The far-reaching ramifications of discovery may differ for people and their contexts. This concept of discovery is conveyed in Stephen Daldry’s film “Billy Elliot” (2000) and Sarah Rabia’s extract “Dinner”. In the film “Billy Elliot”, it becomes clear that discoveries which evoke one’s innermost thoughts and feeling can lead to significant…

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    into a social hierarchy. This can be at work, school or any other social environment. In the film Billy Elliot directed by Stephen Daldry is a heart-warming movie about the chase of dreams even against the prospects of society. Daldry uses a diversity of camera angles and shots and music that has helped depict the movie and the emotion that are present during the film. Some directors rely on stereotypes to make a character easily identifiable whereas other directors break those stereotypes. Set…

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    enhancing societal understanding. Evidently, ‘Billy Elliot’, film directed by Stephen Daldry shows the pursuit of Billy Elliot, a young male, behind his passion for ballet. In accompaniment, ‘Same Love,’ song by artists Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert addresses the controversial issue of homosexuality within the music video which details the experiences of a homosexual male through a momentous time-lapse thus confronting responders with social acceptance and ability based…

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    The film Billy Elliot directed by Stephen Daldry, is the sensitive story of Billy Elliot’s (Jamie Bell) journey away from a boy imprisoned by the expectations of his father, Jackie (Gary Lewis), and a society where ideals and thinking are passed down from generation to generation, set during the 1984 Miners Strike. Billy’s journey is towards an unfamiliar and daunting new world — the ballet world. Jackie an ex-boxer intrinsically, inarticulately and simultaneously angry and devastated at loss of…

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    Transitions, influenced by interactions with others, enable a person to overcome obstacles that restrain them to transition. Billy Elliot, the film directed by Stephen Daldry, and Jennifer Niven’s novel Holding Up The Universe both explore transitions through defying social standards and acceptance. Billy Elliot explores transitions of Billy entering a world of ballet in the disapproving society of Durham during the Miners Strike. Holding Up The Universe explores the transition of Libby Strout,…

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    Individuals who have transitioned and experienced growth have undergone changes and been confronted with obstacles which they must overcome and in doing so, provides them with new insights and new knowledge regarding growth and development. Successful transitions are evident in Stephen Daldry’s film ‘Billy Elliot’, Hans Christian Andersen’s story ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and Anthony Browne’s picture book ‘The Piggybook’, where the themes of support and finding of one’s identity, societal values and…

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