• 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 barriers...
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  • Belonging-Billy Elliot
    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) depicts the protagonist’s growth as he discovers a passion for ballet which drives him to break free from traditional masculine stereotypes...
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  • Theme and Issue
    my comparative course are: The film Billy Elliot (BE) directed by Stephen Daldry, the play Dancing at Lughnasa (DAL) directed by Brian Friel and How Many Miles to Babylon (HMMB) by Jennifer Johnston. One theme that is common to all three texts is that of relationships and the nurturing or destructive impacts...
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  • Comparative
    is consistently treated throughout a text. The three text I have studied are Dancing at Lunghnasa by Brian Friel (DAL), Sive by John B Keane and 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...
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  • English
    course are “How Many Miles to Babylon” (HMMB) by Jennifer Johnston, “Billy Elliot” (BE) by Stephen Daldry and “Lies of Silence” (LOS) by Brian Moore. One theme that is common to the three texts that I have studied is the theme of relationships. Keys moments from the texts help to heighten the importance and...
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  • English Portfolio
    common link of belonging between many of the Bra Boys is a disadvantaged home life. This also relates to Billy Luckett in ‘The Simple Gift’ with his disadvantaged home life with an abusive father. Koby reveals that his mother is a heroin addict and her boyfriend is a bank robber. Koby mentions the day...
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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 "Follower"...
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  • Cat in the Rain
    stories show him as a young boy in the Midwest. Then, Nick grows up and goes to war. He comes back a changed man. [pic][pic][pic] Nick's father -  Nick's father is a doctor. He emphasizes the importance of masculinity to Nick. He also has a hot temper and has trouble getting along with his wife. Bill - ...
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  • Identity
    encounter could be anything from moving schools to a change of authority in the family home. In the movie Billy Elliot (2000) by Stephen Daldry, the audience sees the many challenges a young boy names Billy faces. Also, in the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, the audience reads about what a young boy must go...
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  • Billy Elliot
    Table of Contents Billy Elliot………………………………………………………………………………………....3 Movie Summary…………………………………………………………………………………...3 Main Characters…………………………………………………………………………………...5 History Overview………………………………………………………………………………….7 Working Conditions……………………………………………………………………………….7 Situation Today……………………………………………………………………………………8...
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  • Film Review
    Billy Elliot, this little boy moves your heart throughout watching the movie. In the past, ballet (like elegance comes to mind when people hear the word 'ballet' '') was considered the type of art which the rich and women can do. However, as the important role of balrerino in 'Nutcracker', ballet is...
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  • Billy Elliot Essay
    Billy Elliot Topic: “Societies often create gender stereotypes that set impossible standards for men and women, leading to unhappiness, loneliness and possibly violence.” How apparent is this problem in English society of 1984, as seen in the film, Billy Elliot? Stereotypes are generalizations, or...
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  • Billy Elliot
    | | | CALL FOR PAPERS: All Things Reconsidered: Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' special section. Pitch deadline is 10 March. | | Billy Elliot Director: Stephen Daldry Cast: Jamie Bell, Gary Lewis, Jean Heywood, Julie Walters, Stuart Wells (Universal, 2000) Rated: R | by Renee...
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  • Billy Elliot
    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. They face many glitches which...
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  • Compare the Harp in the South to Billy Elliot
    Throughout this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the differences and similarities between the families in the film Billy Elliot and the novel The Harp in the South. The Elliots and the Darcy’s were poor. The Darcy’s lived in the oldest, ugliest house on Plymouth Street, where they were charged...
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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, barriers...
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  • Billy Elliot
    to study is the film Billy Elliot directed by Stephen Daldry. The film is set during the 1984–1985 UK miners' strike, and centers on the character of 11-year-old Billy Elliot his love of dance, and his hope to become a professional ballet dancer. Billy lives with his widowed father Jackie, older brother...
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  • What Have the Attitudes and Actions of People in Billy Elliot Revealed to You About Venturing Into Society?
    the world as well as dealing with the death of a love one. Both these experiences can be observed through the lives of the characters in the film, Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry. These can also be seen mirrored in the novel, The clan of the cave bear, written by Jean M. Auel as well as the short...
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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 a...
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  • Making Difficult Decisions
    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 place in “Everington” in the UK, from 1984 to 1985 which was in the middle of the UK miners strike. The main conflict of the film is that Billy wants to be a ballet...
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