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Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom - Movie Review

Autor:   •  March 30, 2011  •  Book/Movie Report  •  675 Words (3 Pages)  •  2,116 Views

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"Texts are written for a purpose so use techniques carefully to achieve that purpose"

How has the composer of your prescribed text ( Strictly Ballroom ) and related texts used techniques to achieve his/her purpose.?

Costumes

Characterisation

Film Techniques

Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom uses techniques such as Costumes, Characterisation, Film Techniques to convey the notion of belonging, or sometimes not belonging to the audience. The notion of belonging is also the integral purpose behind Richard Hill's poem and the lyrics to the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. Each text uses their genre specific techniques in order to convey similar messages.

Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom shows the sense of belonging and not belonging, this is shown by the character of Scott and Fran, this is shown through the use of Characterisation and film techniques. Fran being the outcast in this small world of ballroom dancing who is the "slave" and is seen as lower class to all the other dancers Fran becomes the ultimate star as she shows her true colours and proves she has talent in the Ballroom Dancing Championship towards the end of this play, even though this improves her status in this over done and fake world, there is still a sense of not belonging as she is still not welcomed by Shirley and other members in society, even though she has a significant place in this unreal world. Scott is the total opposite as he is the main character and is the centre of attention in this ballroom dancing world, this is shown throughout the play as they base everything around him and show off his talent, this is shown through the scene where Scott is looking for a new ballroom partner and can not find someone who is " up to his standard", this is the first conversation of these two characters occurs and the relationship begins from there.

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