Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Studying Billy Elliot The film Billy Elliot is part of Standard English Module C : Texts and Society . It falls under the Into the World elective . In your studies of Module C , you will be concentrating on this theme of ' Into the ...

Author: Rebecca Mahon

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1741250374

Category: Billy Elliot (Motion picture)

Page: 120

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Categories: Billy Elliot (Motion picture)

Globalizing Cultural Studies

Globalizing Cultural Studies

LEAPING OUT OF THE LEXICON CINEMATIC AND LITERARY REPRESENTATION Billy Elliot's Dad : Ballet ???? Billy Elliot : What's wrong with ballet ? Billy Elliot's Dad : What's wrong with BALLET ???? Billy Elliot : It is perfectly normal .

Author: Cameron McCarthy

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820486825

Category: History

Page: 580

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The contributors to Globalizing Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method, and Policy take as their central topic the problematic status of «the global» within cultural studies in the areas of theory, method, and policy, and particularly in relation to the intersections of language, power, and identity in twenty-first century, post-9/11 culture(s). Writing against the Anglo-centric ethnographic gaze that has saturated various cultural studies projects to date, contributors offer new interdisciplinary, autobiographical, ethnographic, textual, postcolonial, poststructural, and political economic approaches to the practice of cultural studies. This edited volume foregrounds twenty-five groundbreaking essays (plus a provocative foreword and an insightful afterword) in which the authors show how globalization is articulated in the micro and macro dimensions of contemporary life, pointing to the need for cultural studies to be more systematically engaged with the multiplicity and difference that globalization has proffered.
Categories: History

The Advocate

The Advocate

Everyone I've spoken to who has seen the film Billy Elliot has in some way been moved. I, however, have been dramatically changed. For those who haven't had a chance to see Stephen Daldry's great little movie, it's the story of a young ...

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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Film Drama and the Break up of Britain

Film  Drama and the Break up of Britain

To an extent, then, Billy Elliot is part of a long-standing tradition of presenting English national identity in terms of class and regional conflict. The twist, of course, is that the ultra-talented dancer who will claim his place as ...

Author: Steven Blandford

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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This book engages with ideas that are highly topical and relevant: nationalism, nationhood and national identity as well as the relationship of these to postcolonialism. However, it does so within the broad field of drama. Examining the debates around the relationship between culture and national identity, the book documents the contributions of actual dramatists and film-makers to the chronicling of an important historical moment. The book breaks down what have been traditional barriers between theatre, film and television studies, considering the very broad range of ways in which the creators of dramatic fictions are telling us stories about ourselves at a time when the idea of being 'British' is increasingly problematic. Much has been written on the 'break up' of Britain, but there has been very little to-date about the impact that this is having on drama in the thetre, on television and on film. A very wide range of material is discussed in the book, ranging from box office hits such as "The Full Monty" to community based theatre in Scotland and Wales.
Categories: Performing Arts

Men who Dance

Men who Dance

As a story , Billy Elliot uses a number of the discursive themes which have featured in this book . First , there is a strong sense in which the film depicts Billy as chosen by dance , rather than he choosing it .

Author: Michael Gard

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820472662

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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What kinds of men become theatrical dancers? Why do men do ballet? The worlds of Western theatrical dance, gender relations and sexuality intermingle and, overtime, produce different answers to these questions. Survey of the history of men in dance, as Nijinsky and Nureyev, and of subjects as masculinity and homosexuality.
Categories: Performing Arts

Excel Essential Skills

Excel Essential Skills

Into the World Answer notes based on Billy Elliot , by Stephen Daldry . 1 The text type is a film . 2 Two main transitions : Billy's entrance into the world of ballet , and his family's acceptance of his new path which also introduces ...

Author: Derek Lewis

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1741251540

Category: English literature

Page: 128

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Categories: English literature

British Cinema in the 1950 s

British Cinema in the 1950 s

4 ) , a view particularly applicable to Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot ( 2000 ) , which surely looks back to Ken Loach's Kes , recycling a motif that worked in 1969 but is stale in the year 2000. It is a manipulative pretence of realism ...

Author: Ian MacKillop

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719064899

Category: History

Page: 252

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Covering a variety of genres, such as war films and women's pictures, as well as social issues which affect film-making, this is a re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lacklustre period of the British film industry.
Categories: History

HSC Standard English

HSC Standard English

It was followed by Billy Elliot (2000), which was an international hit, and The Hours (2002), for which Nicole Kidman won an Oscar for Best Actress. His most recent film is Hiding Room.

Author: Barry Spurr

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 9781741253672

Category: English literature

Page: 272

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This guide contains comprehensive summary and discussion of all 44 prescribed texts in the HSC Standard English course, plus a list of key issues to consider in each chapter related to the relevant syllabus area, helpful advice on how to read different types of texts, plot outlines, character discussion and interpretations.
Categories: English literature

Media Semiotics

Media Semiotics

Billy exists in an entirely male household since his mother is dead , but the film sets up a substitute for ... Like myth , narrative plays out and encodes real issues at a symbolic level , in Billy Elliot issues of gender and class .

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Using examples such as the Wonderbra advertisements and the film Waterworld, Bignell presents an investigation of the critical approach to contemporary media studies and discusses the challenges posed by post-structuralist theory and postmodernism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Great British Dream Factory

The Great British Dream Factory

154; for the film's publicity, see 'Billy Elliot: Production Notes', http://cinema.com/articles/160/billy-elliot-productionnotes.phtml. 34. Guardian, 27 August 2000, 4 May 2005; Hall, Billy Elliot, p. ix; 'Billy Elliot: Production ...

Author: Dominic Sandbrook

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141979311

Category: History

Page: 688

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SPECTATOR BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture. It is extraordinary to think that one British writer, J. K. Rowling, has sold more than 400 million books; that Doctor Who is watched in almost every developed country in the world; that James Bond has been the central character in the longest-running film series in history; that The Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling novel ever written (behind only A Tale of Two Cities); that the Beatles are still the best-selling musical group of all time; and that only Shakespeare and the Bible have sold more books than Agatha Christie. To put it simply, no country on earth, relative to its size, has contributed more to the modern imagination. This is a book about the success and the meaning of Britain's modern popular culture, from Bond and the Beatles to heavy metal and Coronation Street, from the Angry Young Men to Harry Potter, from Damien Hirst toThe X Factor.
Categories: History