Essay on Ballroom dance

Strictly Ballroom Power

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. ” Baron Acton (1834 – 1902). Baz Luhrmann’s bizarre romantic comedy, “Strictly Ballroom”, is based on the idea suggested above, “absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Barry Fife, played by Bill Hunter, could be seen and described as a dictator who […]

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Analytical Exposition – Strictly Ballroom

In the film Strictly Ballroom, Baz Luhrmann has re-worked a play from his drama college days into a romantic musical comedy with a satirical twist and a fairytale ending. The tale, a classic love story, parodies the Australian ballroom dancing scene to develop the message “A life lived in fear is a life half lived”. […]

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Strictly Ballroom Analysis Persuasive

“A life lived in fear is a life half lived. ” Discuss with reference to the characters in Strictly Ballroom. There are many characters in Strictly Ballroom that had lived their lives in fear. That kind of fear is not like a fear of heights or being afraid of dying, it is being afraid of […]

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Strictly Ballroom Analysis

Strictly Ballroom Essay Image enables us to perceive the nature of different worlds from various perspectives and angle view. The audience has the advantage of perceiving the nature of the world in each text, from his/her own perspective. Image formulates an understanding about worlds and the use of satire and other language techniques, which allow […]

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Strictly Ballroom – Belonging

I will be exploring how ‘Strictly Ballroom’ is a film with a strong theme of conformity influencing belonging. Firstly, I will explain how conformity is a key issue with belonging. Then, what the two main characters had to challenge before they could find their sense of belonging. And finally, how the individuality of a character […]

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