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Billy Elliot Scene Analysis

Mr. Brown ENG 2013-14
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Richy Rich

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Billy Elliot Scene Analysis

Billy Elliot Scene Analysis
By Rich

Shot #2
Am I too short or is the bookshelf too tall?
Shot #3
"Why ar'u lookin' at that?
Shot #4
Thanks Butt
Thanks for Listening
Shot #1
Jeans. Jean Jacket. Jean Bus...
Cinematography
Establishes
setting
: Durham County Library (bus)
Angle
: Normal/Straight
Distance
: Medium Long Shot
Pan
- maintains focus on subject with horizontal movement
Continuity
- fluid shot (single edit-take)
Music
Name of the
song
: Get It On (Bang a Gong)
Singer
: T. Rex
Use
: transition shot
Builds anticipation
What's going to happen next?
Lighting
Slightly suggestive thought:
Dark light + Suspicious actor + a door you leading to a dark room
Dim - darker than normal daylight lighting
Use of Colour
coincidence?
The bus is blue. So are Billy's clothes. Not much..
Symbolism
Chance. Odds are switched. Anything can happen
Foreshadows that luck happend - related to 'Flasher'
*Acting aspect: No
dialogue
, only acting: focus on billy's
Movement
Contrast: rhythm and mood of beat = positive. Acting: suspicious
Characterization
Effort vs running in phys. ed class
vs
running towards library
Shy, awkward about the idea of ballet to public
Yes I am determined. Then, No dont look at me
Juxtaposition
Cinematography
Angle
: Normal/Straight
Distance
: Medium Close-up
Dynamic Cuts
: Quick shots back and forth between Bill and Librarian

Music continues. Positive Atmosphere and Rhythm
Transition Shot: No dialogue
Previous Shot Same Aspects
Lighting
Reflection off laminated book covers on bookshelf
Attention. Bright=Positive Mood
Position
Symbolism
Acting Aspect
The level is at - height
The level where he wants to be - book
Technical
Tech.
Technical
Technical
Element
Technical
Technical
He is within (arms) reach. But still has a work to be able to be comfortable
Growth
Maturity
Element
Plot Development
With the ballet book in Billy's hands. Plot of scene changes:
Previous and Current shot = transition (no dialogue, only background music)
Next = shot with dialogue
Cinematography
Technical Aspect
Angle
: Normal/Straight
Distance
: Close-up Shot - emotion,
facial expression
Dynamic Cut
: Semi-quick shots between Bill and Librarian
Technical
Music
Technical Aspect
Music stops playing after librarian says “Why are you looking at that?”
Viewer is faced with a subjective idea:
ballet is for girls - as if librarian saw the book
When the music stops, tension and conflict arise
Conflict
Element
This shot is similar to a dramatic pause
This climax to the scene subsides with "You can't take that out on a junior ticket"
Highest point of tension
Position: only turns his head - suspicious
Cinematography
Straight Angle
Close-Medium Range
Lighting
Brings the attention to Billy
Conveys a bright future a
head
of him
Dialogue
- acting aspect
Dialogue - acting aspect
Light is shining on Billy
Technical Aspects
Music
When the ending lyrics "Take Me":
Billy 'takes' or steals the book - ticket
Use of Colour
Librarian, Billy, Flasher
all wearing
blue
Chance. What are the odds? Foreshadowed previously
Characterization
Element
Became rounded with a scene
Start: uncomfortable being seen
Community: Coal Miners = labour
=/= books
Changed: confident, keen, risk-taker
"Later then"
Pathos: relief
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