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Stephen Daldry

Discuss how film techniques are used to show character development in a film you have studied this year The film Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry is about a person choosing the next pathway in his life by his own determination. This enables him to go beyond his original location and narrow view of the world. Billy Elliot is about new possibilities opening up, determination, and individual growth. To demonstrate character development, this text uses different types of techniques like contrast, symbolism...

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Billy Elliot

from this film and explain how the director has used filming techniques to create the atmosphere and develop the themes. ‘Billy Elliot’ directed by Stephen Daldry outlines the transition of Billy Elliot, from a constrained society with limited expectations and restrictive gender roles, out into the broad horizons of the larger world. Daldry effectively used a range of filming techniques such as camera angles, camera shots and dialogue to develop the theme of moving into the world. This process...

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Going Into the World

face by individuals coming into the world. A Person moving into a new phase of life it can result in growth to a new sense of maturity and development for the specific person. This is evident in the Bildungsroman texts “Billy Elliot” (2000) by Stephen Daldry and “Ranger’s Apprentice: the Ruins of Gorlan” by John Flanagan which is highly effective in showing rewards and challenges faced when overcoming obstacles. The challenges in Billy Elliot spring from both his home world and his secret world of...

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Billy Elliot Speech

and looks to venture into new experiences there can be an upheaval of the equilibrium. A wider community can be impacted upon when a member of that group chooses to explore their options, for whatever purpose. In Billy Elliot, a film directed by Stephen Daldry in 2000, Billy’s challenging and exciting foray into the world of ballet has consequences for him, his family, and the wider community of Everington. This transition not only leads to a deepened understanding of himself, it also sees a shift in...

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Happy Feet

Love and friendship plays a major role in everyday life. This is shown particularly well in the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephan Daldry. It is set in Evington in 1984, during the miners’ strike. Throughout the film love and friendship is portrayed in a range of different ways as Billy, the main character, has a different relationship with each of the other characters. The effective use of symbolic and technical film codes and the narrative elements; point of view, plot and characterization...

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Billy Elliot

Explain how Billy Elliot and ONE other related text of your own choosing portray the consequences of moving into the world. The prescribed text is: – Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot ‘Into the World’ describes a concept of a growth and change experienced by an individual – whether the change is physical, emotional or intellectual- from one stage to another. In this transition there are often barriers and obstacles which the individual faces and needs to overcome. The notion of ‘into the world’ is...

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Belonging: Birmingham Royal Ballet and Billy Elliot

individual had chance to choose to belong to community/ place/ culture which can helps a person gain an idea of belonging or not belonging to themselves because belonging is a part of our life. “Immigrant Chronicle” of Peter Skzynecki, Billy Elliot of Stephen Daldry and the Lottery by Shirley Jackson are 3 properly evidence shows an idea of belong within an individual feeling to connect to community or place or culture. The acceptance and understanding of big father can make a strong relationship within...

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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. They face many glitches which illustrate their individual journey in the film that are impacted by the strikes. Jacky Elliot is a miner on strike who is irritated because he is unable to bring money to...

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Billy Elliott Big World Speech

welcome to ‘Into the World Day’ at Newcastle University. Today I’m going to be speaking to you all about challenges and overcoming obstacles that one will experience in their transition into a new phase of life. The film ‘Billy Elliot’ composed by Stephen Daldry, and ‘Big World’ written by Tim Winton both display these obstacles one must overcome. ‘Into the World’ is best described as transitioning and growing from past experiences into your next stage of life and this transition generally contains obstacles...

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Billy Elliot Family

ONE idea that was worth learning about in the text(s). Explain why the idea was worth learning about in the text(s) as a whole, using examples of visual and/or oral language features to support your ideas. The film Billy Elliot directed by Stephen Daldry, is set in the miners town of Durham in the north east of Engand in the 1980’s. The film focuses on Billy Elliot, a 12 year old boy who is pressured and abused by his violent family as he tries to pursue his love of dancing in a predominantly...

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