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English Media Coursework-Billy Elliotis a film which should be seen by every teenager because its showing the people who will develop into adults

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GSCE English Media Coursework-Billy Elliot 'Billy Elliot' is a film which should be seen by every teenager because its showing the people who will develop into adults in the near future that they can accomplish what they truly desire the most, even if it looks like the likelihood is doubtful, as shown in the movie by performer Jamie Bell. It is showing the determination of a teenage r whose perseverance fulfilled his ambition and dreams. It should be watched by adolescents mainly because it is proving even if individuals always want to bring you down, you can still turn out to be what you always wanted to become. The scene I am investigating is the one I consider made Billy realise that he could accomplish his aspiration and become a dancer. This is where he is left alone to lock up the hall after the dancers finish, but he starts joining in into the beat. ...read more.


I think this scene is dramatic because he is joining the class but keeping it a secret from everyone he knows. Maybe he is concerned that he will be known as a bizarre adolescent in his social and stereotypical community he lives in. due to boys in the mining area were used to taking up boxing or football or more "masculine" sports as Billy's father exclaims. The next scene I'm investigating is when Billy finally learns how to pirouette. I chose this scene because it is showing something that carries on throughout the film. Perseverance to get things accomplished. Billy's motive in this scene is to learn something new and do it well, because he want to bring out the best he can achieve I assume. For him to do so, he went and ascertained more knowledge for him to become even better. His practicing shows to me that he won't give up until he knows he can do it, showing a lot of determination even through the difficult times in his community. ...read more.


I believe this scene filled shows Billy's identity because he is not hiding behind his lies anymore and is spreading his achievement nationally in the stage for all to see. In earlier scenes of the movie, Billy was to himself I believe, an individual because I think he was still grieving the loss of his mother. However dancing helped him overcome his barriers and developed his individuality into a more cooperative manner with his local colleagues. I like Billy Elliot because it is showing what I believe all teenagers experience on their journey to what they always want to become in life. But what I like in the movie, is that even through the entire struggle that Billy went through, his motivation and diligence got him to where he wanted to be, and that is what teenagers in his position must try and achieve. It was very humorous because it is showing us ordinary life in a community as well. ...read more.

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