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 Post subject: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2000 10:42 am 
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Jamie Bell soars through the role of hopeful young dancer Billy Elliot <P>The word from the Edinburgh Film Festival is that we may have another ‘Full Monty’<BR>om our hands and this one is about ballet. Billy Elliot, played with precocious flair by<BR> Jamie Bell, is an 11-year-old boy who takes secret ballet lessons with Julie Walters.<P> <A HREF="Http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/08/24/timartcin03003.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/08/24/timartcin03003.html</A> <P>[Edited by Azlan to remove outdated photo link]<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 13, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2000 12:14 pm 
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Sounds a very sweet movie, I'd like to see it. Wonder about the likelihood of that though. We haven't much for movie houses around here except for the massive chains now. Any idea if this film would make it to the looming Century 16 multi-many-more-than-enough-plex?


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:02 pm 
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Here's a synopsis:<P><BR>Here's a synopsis of the upcoming movie, Billy Elliot:<P> BILLY ELLIOT<P>Synopsis: The life of a coal miner’s son in Northern England is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class on his way to boxing lessons. Joining the class, but keeping it a secret from his widowed father and overbearing brother, 11-year old Billy (Jamie Bell) finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class’s exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson (Julie Walters). She encourages him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, where he can refine his craft while escaping his oppressive surroundings. <P>But when his father and brother learn of the deception and forbid him to continue, Billy is torn between his responsibility to his family and to the gift with which he has been blessed. His overwhelming desire to dance is more than a means of self-expression. It is his passion, and it is his destiny.<P>Working Films and BBC Films in Association with the Arts Council of England present Billy Elliot, the triumphant story of one boy whose unexpected love of dance helps him to overcome poverty and prejudice, and ultimately achieve his dream. <P>Billy Elliot is the first film to be distributed by Universal Focus, Universal Pictures’ specialty film division.<P>Genre: Drama<P>Cast: Julie Walters, Jamie Bell, Jamie Driven, Gary Lewis, <P>Jean Heywood, Stuart Wells<P>Directed by: Stephen Daldry<P>Rated: R<P>Release Date: Opens in San Francisco on October 13th


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:03 pm 
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Friends who went to the 8/21 advance screening in SF loved it. Another advance screening is scheduled for 8/28.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2000 10:16 am 
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I plan to take my 13 yr. old son, who doesn't dance, and would prefer to go to wizard school with Harry Potter. I think he will like it anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2000 9:06 pm 
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Image <P><BR>First impressions: smashing!!! Very poignant, heart-warming story about a boy's struggle against adversity and stigma to fulfill his passion. The dancing, in general, isn't first-rate but that's not what the movie is about. It's about realizing your dreams. I recommend it highly to everyone, including non-dance fans, but bring a good hanky.<P>A report from Cannes by the London Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>At the premiere yesterday, the audience stood to applaud and shout as the final credits rolled and later cheered (young star Jamie Bell) into a press conference on the Cannes waterfront.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited August 28, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
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Wendy Wasserstein reviews 'Billy Elliott', but also 'Bootmen', which has a similar plot and is set in Australia. Have our Antipodean friends come across this one?<BR> <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/10/arts/10WASS.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/10/arts/10WASS.html</A> <P>If you have not done so already, you will need to register (free) with the NY Times site first. The NY Times seems to have lengthened the availability period for their articles. Please let us know if you find that this link is dead.<BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2000 7:37 am 
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Ismene Brown is not over-impressed by 'Billy Elliott', but her review has the interesting dimension of getting the views of two dancers with working class backgrounds - Robert parker of BRB and philip Mosley of the RB, who was a model for the theme of the film apparently.<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003319252016647&rtmo=wA5f5neb&atmo=tttttttd&pg=/et/00/9/23/bfbill23.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Ismene Brown's review</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2000 7:06 am 
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A profile of Jamie Bell the young dancer who stars in ‘Billy Elliott’.<P> <A HREF="http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/25/timartcin02003.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/25/timartcin02003.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2000 4:13 am 
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Reviews and interviews relating to ‘Billy Elliott’ hit the UK press as the film opens to-morrow:<P><A HREF="Http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/28/timartcin02007.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/28/timartcin02007.html</A> <BR> <P><A HREF="Http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/28/timartcin03002.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/28/timartcin03002.html</A> <BR> <P><A HREF="Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Film/News/2000-09/elliot280900.shtml" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Film/News/2000-09/elliot280900.shtml</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited September 28, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2000 11:24 pm 
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More Billy Elliott reviews. All the signs are that it is going to be really big over here: <P><BR><A HREF="Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Film/The_Big_Picture/bigpicture290900.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>Independent review</B></A><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=3mA88x8M&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/00/9/29/bfhag29.html" TARGET=_blank><B>the Daily Telegraph</B></A><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4069243,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Guardian</B></A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited September 29, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
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As Billy mania sweeps the UK, Philip Hensher tells us that, 'I'm just another ballet-loving working-class Northerner':<P><A HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/argument/Regular_columnists/Philip_Hensher/hensher061000.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B> Now read on</B></A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
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Richard Corliss, film critic for Time, <A HREF="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/articles/0,3266,57079,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>reviews "Billy Elliot"</B></A>. Unlike many of his colleagues, he's not too thrilled.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
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criticaldance.com charter member Michael Phelan, also creator of BayDance.com, was one of several interviewers for this San Francisco media event with the star and the director of Billy Elliot:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.baydance.com/belliot/be_interview.htm" TARGET=_blank>Interview with Jamie Bell, star of Billy Elliot, and Stephen Daldry, director</A></B><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 11, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
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When was the last time you saw a film where the audience applauded at the end? It seems to happen every time with Billy Elliot.<P>Maybe the secret to its succes is in what the director said in the interview I participated in, that he didn't set out to make a successful movie, he just made the film how he wanted. Maybe that's why there's a sincerity in Billy Elliot that grabs just about everybody who sees it.<P>You've talked about the tears, but there's a lot of good humor in this movie, too. But it's not Harry Potter. Billy Elliot is rated R for the realistic, strong language used by coal miners. <P>Billy Elliot is being released this month in selected cities. Hope it comes to yours.<P>I just posted the Billy Elliot production notes today, with details about the making of the film, the cast and filmmakers, at <A HREF="http://www.baydance.com." TARGET=_blank>http://www.baydance.com.</A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Michael (edited October 11, 2000).]

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