Billy Elliot: Out of my world

Elwyn 2022-04-19 09:01:44

The two-hour movie was almost finished in the second half of the film. Such a hearty ballet dream, how can you be willing to press pause. The road of chasing dreams should never be paused. I know that when Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake rings, it's not just your world that jumps out.
You are just countless us.

Living at the bottom, struggling in poverty, maybe your life is just a struggle for survival. Ballet, the Royal Academy, words like that seem to have nothing to do with your whole life. But that's it, listen to the skills of your body, listen to the call of your heart, and you do it.
In 1984, the British miners' strike was undoubtedly another catastrophic shock since World War II. You lost your mother when you were young, and you only rely on your father and brother who are miners, and your grandmother with dementia at home. They just want you to box at school and become a man with a strong physique to carry the future of this family. But you're only 11 years old.
And you, who love dancing, are naive for no reason. Secretly released my brother's "I Love Rock" and jumped up and down. You steal the money from boxing to a ballet class, and you're the only girl in the group saying, "Does this look a little sissy?" Then, like all inspirational dream movies, the discerning ballet teacher Wilkinson has no intention of You are found to be extremely talented in ballet, but your family is strongly against it, and you face a painful fate choice.
But this movie is more than that, it's about more love and devotion.
Wilkinson even gave up a class of her female students to teach you for free, and even offered you the chance to go to the Royal Ballet Academy. All this is selfless.
Standing at a crossroads, you may be admitted to the Royal Ballet Academy and completely change your life, but on this day, your brother was arrested for a strike and you were forced to give up. All the effort, as light as dust, scatters everywhere.
A snowy Christmas, joy, is not yours. In order to keep warm, your father smashed a piano, your mother's relic. Is your father so cruel? ! Facing the fire, facing you and your grandmother, his bottom line will eventually collapse, and he will not cry like a man at all. He can't even protect his wife's relics, and he can't even support his son's dream. This is not like a father. His self-esteem and inferiority can only be swallowed by himself.
Once, by chance, he saw you dancing in a club. Suddenly, you stopped in fear, and then finally gathered up the courage to prove yourself to him.
He seemed to understand something, and ran wildly, found Wilkinson, and asked about going to the selection. He rejected Wilkinson's offer of a ticket, perhaps he also wanted to prove something, that was his last dignity, to support his son's dream.
He wears dirty clothes and has never been in the city. But for the sake of your dream, you lose everything, lose your dignity in front of others, and return to mining for the bourgeoisie, even at the cost of being called a traitor. No need for sensational and heartwarming words, he just wants to really do something for you. When you learned that he was admitted to the Royal Academy, he was so happy that he ran like an excited child, at a loss.
Father's love, this is what it is.

Finally waited for the second year audition, and you didn't play well, even got angry in the locker room, everything seemed to be in vain, but when asked "how does it feel when you dance", you just said innocently "I don't know, it feels good, it's a little stiff, but as soon as I dance I forget everything, and then it's like it's not there, it's gone, I feel a change in my body, like there's a fire in it, I was left there, flying like a bird, like an electric current, yes, just like an electric current."
I think this sincere expression touched people inside and outside the show.

A good movie allows you to experience a lifetime, experience growth, experience sophistication, and learn what love is and what struggle is in two hours. Before and after, your spirit takes a big step forward. The movie can be unreal, but its impact on you must be real and deep.

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Billy Elliot quotes

  • Billy: I think I'm scared, Dad.

    Dad: That's okay, son. We're all scared.

    Billy: Well... if I don't like it, can I still come back?

    Dad: Are you kidding? We've let out your room.

    [straight face then laughter]

  • Tutor 1: What does it feel like when you're dancing?

    Billy: Don't know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going... then I like, forget everything. And... sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I've got this fire in my body. I'm just there. Flyin' like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.

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