• The Film Billy Elliot
    BILLY ELLIOT The film Billy Elliot emphasizes the notion of ‘Into the world’ by describing concepts of growth, transition and change. Whether this change is physical, emotional or intellectual, there is a transition by the individual from one stage to another. The individuals had to face many...
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  • Belonging-Billy Elliot
    Life requires us to move to new stages, each with its own set of obstacles and challenges which, if successfully overcome, can enrich one’s experience. A significant role in this process is played by familial and social values and external interventions. Stephen Daldry’s film ‘Billy Elliot’ (2000...
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  • Theme and Issue
    . Jackie doesn’t want Billy to dance and it seems that no amount of persuasion will change his mind on this. In DAL, Jerry doesn’t form a strong father-son relationship with Michael. He is primarily absent from Michael’s life and cannot be depended on. On the contrary, in HMMB, Frederick actually does...
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  • Comparative
    Billy Elliot directed by Stephen Daldry. Two of the plays that we have studied were set on the western seaboard of Ireland where we grew up. This gave us an opportunity to study themes and issues in a familiar context and examine the way these can be applied to issues within our own lives...
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  • English
    ), in contrast, we see a very realistic portrayal of a father-son relationship who love each other dearly but struggle to make it work. In (LOS) we move to a couple who from the very introduction of the text are in a loveless marriage with Michael’s infidelity only heightening this issue. The authors...
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  • Cat in the Rain
    kicked out. [pic][pic][pic] Eddy -  Dick Boulton's son. Billy Tabeshaw -  A Native American who comes with Dick Boulton to chop wood. He is quiet and sensitive. Ad Francis -  Ad is an old boxer who Nick Adams meets when he is punched off of a freight train. This man is somewhat crazy but very...
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  • English Portfolio
    backdrop to the difficult transgression of Billy from ‘miner’s son to professional dancer’. His father Jackie believes that “lads do football, wrestling and boxing”, this masculine view is also reflective of the whole community which does not celebrate individuality. The film opens with a montage or...
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  • Identity
    dancing, his father runs to Mrs Wilkinson’s house because that is when he realised that his son really has talent. In the quote “If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,” from the poem ‘If’ the father is telling his son to have faith in himself when others don’t. In the movie, if Billy had...
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  • Billy Elliot 2
    The poem is based on a strong father-son relationship which is contrasted by the film Billy Elliot. In the poem, the Boy seeks ambition through his father whom he sees as God-like and a great encouragement.     Analysis of  FOLLOWER  by Seamus Heaney An analysis of "Follower" by Seamus Heaney...
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  • Film Review
    . Soon, Billy's old man get to know that his son gave up boxing gloves for ballet shoes and he was furious. Although, the ballet teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson(Julie Walters), discovered Billys genius of ballet and tries to persuade his father, Billy had to give up his passion for it. On the Christmas day...
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  • Billy Elliot
    , Billy Elliot, and other creative possibilities that could have been used. Movie Summary The movie Billy Elliot takes place in England during the 1984-1985 Coal Mining Strikes. Billy’s father Jackie and his brother Tony are both on strike during the movie. It starts with Jackie sending his son...
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  • Billy Elliot Essay
    , social standing or any number of other categories. The English people are stereotyped as inordinately proper, prudish, and stiff. This refects back to the movie, Billy Elliot. The father of Billy is regarded as a conventional man with anti feminist views. He believes that boys should be tough whereas...
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  • Billy Elliot
    the adults surrounding him. So, behind a triumphant tale of self-discovery is a subtext of anxiety that ultimately enhances what might have been a pretty ordinary film. The title character of Billy Elliot is, in 1984, an 11-year-old boy whose mother recently died of cancer. His father (Gary Lewis...
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  • Compare the Harp in the South to Billy Elliot
    community comes to the rescue as they hold a benefit to raise enough money for Billy to go to London. The love of a father who hates what his son is doing but loves him so much he hocks his late wife’s jewellery to grows his son’s dreams. The community gets to share the joy and a dads pride and when Billy...
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  • Billy Elliot
    Which character changes the most? Discuss Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry is a film set in County Durham, England during the Miner’s Strike in 1984. The theme change is portrayed in a range of different ways and the characters who are able to exhibit this are Jacky, Tony and Billy...
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  • Billy Elliot
    Billy Elliot his love of dance, and his hope to become a professional ballet dancer. Billy lives with his widowed father Jackie, older brother Tony and his Nan, who once aspired to be a professional dancer. Both Jackie and Tony are coal miners out on strike. Jackie takes Billy to the Sports Centre to...
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  • Billy Elliot - Into the World
    Billy Elliot The experience of moving into the world can have multiple consequences. This is highly reflected in Steven Daldry’s direction of the film Billy Elliot (2000). The protagonist, Billy Elliot and his father Jacky Elliot go through many experiences that consequent in growth and change...
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  • What Have the Attitudes and Actions of People in Billy Elliot Revealed to You About Venturing Into Society?
    setting as well as reinforce the existing prejudices regarding male ballet dancers within Durham. The sexual prejudices of Durham are later blatantly presented to us when Billy is eventually caught dancing by his father, Jackie Elliot. Billy is confronted face to face with his father at his dinner...
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  • Making Difficult Decisions
    consequences no matter what you choose and that can effect the people around you. In this text I am going to present two films where the characters have hard decisions to make. Billy Elliot is a film about Billy, an 11-year-old boy who lives with his father, brother and Nan (grandmother). The film takes...
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  • Billy Elliot
    Billy Elliot ! I think the message that is highlighted in this movie is that you should dare to stand for yourself. Billy liked to dance, but in the beginning he was afraid to show it for his dad, because he knew how Jackie (the father) would react. Finally Billy decides to show that he is...
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