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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2000 8:48 am 
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Thanks, Michael. BTW, I like your reference to the "20-year veteran ballerina with the New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet" and Director Stephen Daldry's response: "Wow!"<P>Speaking of which, Lucy, are you reading this?<P><BR>And here are some more reviews:<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/10/13/DD89848.DTL" TARGET=_blank>Graceful Directing In Superb `Billy Elliot'</B></A><BR>Bob Graham, SF Chronicle<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x13billy_20001013.htm" TARGET=_blank>Britain's 'Billy' is endearing import</A></B><BR>Mary F. Pols, Contra Costa Times<BR><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 Oct 14, 2000 9:57 am 
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Even more reviews and stories:<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/2000/10/13/WEEKEND15206.dtl" TARGET=_blank>'Billy Elliot' more than fancy footwork</A></B><BR>Endearing tale of British boy's need to dance is addictive<BR>Wesley Morris, SF Examiner<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/10/15/PK112631.DTL" TARGET=_blank>Stephen Daldry's Next Stage</A></B><BR>British theater director makes transition to film look easy with `Billy Elliot'<BR>Steven Winn, SF Chronicle


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 2:15 pm 
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I saw the film a couple of weeks ago and really took to it. I noticed in a very much earlier thread the question of the quality of damce content in the film. The classes shown are shall we say realistic to erring on the bad side - but in the real world how many of us have classes that turnout and stretch their feet without us having to remind them - and of course this all adds to the humour of the film. The sequences with Billy dances to express purely his emotions are pure delight to watch and show what dance is truly and basically about - self-expression. The part where Billy tells the Royal Ballet School committee what he feels when he dances whilst contrived really pulls at the heart strings and there can't be one dancer or teacher who doesn't understand completely what the boy means.<P>A great film in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 2:40 pm 
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Well, you have my review of the film under "Ballet". On thinking further about it today - I liked it even less than I did yesterday. That's what makes the world go 'round - or pirouette in this case. Different strokes for different folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 4:21 pm 
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Basheva's review is at:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000466.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000466.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2000 8:14 pm 
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And one from the LA Times' site:<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.latimes.com/communities/news/pasadena_metro/20001026/tpw0001911.html" TARGET=_blank>Lord of the Dance</A></B><BR>'Billy Elliot' throws a lot of attitudes -- and talent -- on display. <BR>By R.M. SYDNOR


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot - a new film
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2000 1:29 am 
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<A HREF="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/music/review.html?in_review_id=326568&in_review_text_id=271294" TARGET=_blank><B>An Evening Standard interview with Philip Mosley, </B></A>a model for Billy Elliott.


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