Billy Eliot: Film Analysis Billy Eliot is the story about an 11-year old boy that lives in a fictional mining village in northern parts of England. Billy lives in a small house with his father, brother and grandmother. The family struggles to hold together because of both their financial status and his mom’s death. Billy’s dad and brother both work in the mines. Now that the government is shutting the mines down Billy’s father and brother are currently striking against the shutdown of the mines. Billy’s father forces Billy to attend boxing lessons every week, but Billy hates every second and minute of it. One day, after his boxing lessons he joins the girls at the ballet. When his family finds out that he has been ditching boxing for ballet the get frustrated. With the help of his ballet teacher, Missis Wilkinson, he practices and gets an opportunity to audition for The Royal Ballet School. From the beginning of the movie to the end Mr. Eliot’s viewpoint changes drastically. When Mr. Eliot fins out that Billy was attending ballet lessons he was furious and shocked that a boy could dance ballet witch was obviously only for girls. Slowly into the movie Billy and Miss Wilkinson convinces him that Billy may be a genius and that he should get too try out his talent. His father’s financial status was at the time broke so he had to swallow his pride and stop his strike to collect money for Th..
Film review: Billy Elliot
The Film, Billy Elliot, written by Lee Haer and dricted by Stephen Daldrz is set in Northern England during the 1984-1985 coal miners strike.
The Film tells the story of a 11 year old boy named Billy Elliot , who lives with his widowed father, his brother Tony and his Grandma in a coal mining town.
In the community, in which BIlly lives, almost the entire male population is invovled in the mining strike including Mr Elliot.
He is sent for boxing lessons by his father who is Determined to forge his son in his own image.
Unfortunately, Billy isnt interested in boxing.he's much more taken with the ballet lessons next door, run by jaded Mrs Wilkinson.
After Billy joins the lesson, he discovers his passion for ballet all of a sudden.
However, he isn't supported by his family. Billys father critices him for pursuing such a feminine interest and thus forbids him to continue. ,,When Billy's old man learns that his son has forsaken boxing gloves for ballet shoes, he is distraught: dancing is not a manly pursuit, certainly not for a miner's son. Fearful of what his friends might say, Billy's father bans him from taking classes and searches for a glimmer of hope in the bottom of his beer glass.
One night, during the long trek home from the pub, Billy's father happens to witness his boy performing a routine for schoolfriend Michael (Stuart Wells).
Moved almost to tears by the boy's passion, Billy's father suddenly realises that he has let his preconceptions and macho pride cloud his judgement, and sets about raising the money to send his son to London, where the admissions panel of t.....[read full text]