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Strictly Ballroom Essay
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The spectacle of "strictly ballroom."
The expressionistic film "Strictly Ballroom" composed by Baz Luhrmann is about the spectacle of ballroom dancing. Tough not always in a literal sense, the film is not strictly about ball room dancing but also a "microcosm of society". Moreover the contradictory forces within the society and the use of image to mediate social relations.
Strictly Ballroom is a core analyst of culture in modern society which applies to relationships. The way in which someone dresses and dances is their image and that mediates the way they conduct relationships in the micro-society.
The spectacle begins. The opening stages present itself as a fairy tale, the first thing we see is the red drape and "Strictly Ballroom" written like it was taken straight from a Children's classic. This technique is used to let people know they are watching a fair tale, a spectacle. The first we see of the characters is them awaiting the competition, exuberant for the coming contest. The composer shows them in the old black and white style presentation, again an idealised spectacle, a collection of image. Scot, Liz and the other couple take to floor. The composer changes
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