Billy Elliot essay outline



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Billy Elliot essay outline


Describe at least ONE idea that you thought was important in the text(s). Explain how visual / oral language features were used to show you the idea(s) was important
What are the key words above?

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Introduction

Paragraph One



  • Focus on ONE film technique. You can choose from cinematography (camera work), sound effects, costume, lighting, dialogue, music, motif….

  • Your aim is to follow the PEEL format and explain how the film technique (e.g. motif) showed the important idea (e.g. Determination) and why this interested you (real world connection).

  • You must use the language of the question in your response and ensure you use the key words you have identified. Don’t wow me with flash language, just state it clearly and directly.

  • Double PEEL if you’re aiming for M or E.




P

Point


E

Example



E

Explain


L

Link


Paragraph Two



  • Focus on ONE film technique. You can choose from cinematography (camera work), sound effects, costume, lighting, dialogue, music, motif…) but it must be different from paragraph one.

  • Your aim is to follow the PEEL format and explain how the film technique (e.g. cinematography) showed the important idea (e.g. Determination) and why this interested you (real world connection).

  • You must use the language of the question in your response and ensure you use the key words you have identified. Don’t wow me with flash language, just state it clearly and directly.

  • Double PEEL if you’re aiming for M or E.




P

Point


E

Example



E

Explain


L

Link


Conclusion



  • This is your last chance to show that you understand the director used specific techniques to teach us about an important idea in the film.

  • Restate the two techniques and refer to the overall message that comes from the film and why it is of value still today.

  • Use a quote that shows this point clearly if you can.


Which paragraph starter would you use? Why?


  1. A major film technique used throughout the film ‘Billy Elliot’ that emphasised the important idea of determination was the motif of cages.

  2. ‘Billy Elliot’ has a lot of motifs in it.

  3. The motif of cages is used a lot to show determination.

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Memory joggers

  • Billy’s clumsiness at boxing – until he listened to the music when hitting the bag.

  • Dance of defiance

  • Billy’s acceptance of Michael. Billy does not judge Michael and still values Michael as a true friend.

  • The change that Jacky made when he realised Billy truly had talent

  • How poor they were they had to burn the mother’s piano.

  • Billy telling the dance panel that dancing made him feel alive/electric.

  • Tony and Jacky going back down in the cage to the mines where Billy had done on to the Royal Ballet school.

  • Mrs Wilkinson being trapped in suburbia – the freedom she wanted Billy found.

  • ‘I don’t want a childhood; I want to be a ballet dancer.”

  • Billy dancing within the confines of the brick wall – another cage and barrier to what he wants to do

  • The boat in the harbour representing freedom

  • Talking to Mrs W through the toilet door- shut in, bursting out…

  • Cramped narrow, dark house he lives in vs. the expansive green lawns and grand building of the Ballet School.

  • Billy’s surprise that Jacky had never been to London.

  • Tony and Jacky fighting on the picket line for what they believe is, but losing.

  • Billy and the Elliot family are often shown trapped inside cages – the boxing ring, the miners’ lift cage, the caged strike bus, or the boxed courtyard and toilet of the Elliot backyard.

  • Billy must break free from his family, from Everington, if he is to achieve his dream.

  • Mrs Wilkinson’s dialogue “Prepare” eventually becomes Billy’s own “Prepare” as he recites the instructions in bed at night while visualising the move


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