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Mao's Last Dancer

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alana meggs

on 5 May 2014

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Transcript of Mao's Last Dancer

Film Techniques
Camera shots during clip:
Based on the autobiography of Li Cunxin

Taken from his parents to study Ballet

Follows journey of his childhood through to adulthood
“...an old-fashioned tear-jerker”
Presentation sequence:
Film and Director
Film Techniques
Mao's Last Dancer
Bruce Beresford
Renowned Australian director
Traveled around China's villages and cities to further his understanding and appreciation
Story Line
- Mike Hale, The New York Times
“...beautifully told story, weaving past and present
in finely choreographed flashback sequence”
- Meaghan Macinnis , Toronto Film Scene
“...very clichéd...resembled daytime soap operas“.
- Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
Transition of Li's childhood

Memories from the academy

Classes and Teachers underestimating his ability
What's next?
Film Techniques:
Camera angles
Low angle shot
Close up shot
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