Discuss the way in which at least two episodes, sections or events contributed effectively to "Strictly Ballroom" Strictly Ballroom directed by Baz Luhrman is the Story of Scott Hastings and is quest between conforming and individuality.
The film is set in suburban Australia, in the harsh and competitive world of ballroom dancing.
Scott must conquer his fear of failure and ridicule as well as possible rejection.
Two scenes in Strictly Ballroom were particularly effective and added to my overall opinion and understanding of the film.
The opening scene in Strictly Ballroom was very effective, as it introduced the world of ballroom dancing and the "over the top" atmosphere in which the film would take place.
The scene grabbed your attention and left you wondering weather anybody could every escape this tight knit circle of conformity.
The interviews describe the events of the recent Southern District Waratah Championships, where Scott Hastings dared to express his individuality through unconventional dance steps. ’ The word ‘tragedy’ makes the audience laugh at her exaggeration.
A tone of mock tragedy is expressed through Shirley’s lament, ‘I kept asking myself, “Why? The open framing here as Scott dances out of the shot conveys the sense of rebellion, juxtaposing the image with the closed framing of the ‘strictly ballroom’ waltz in the scene.
Making a decision to rebel against expected ways of being can have a significant emotional impact on an individual’s sense of self.
However, when we objectively observe the influences in our lives, we are better able to decide a course of action that is most suited to our personal judgments and aspirations.