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166. StreetDance

Published September 4, 2011

Fast Facts

Title: StreetDance Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini Year: 2010 Run time: 1hr 38

Background Info

I watched the version known as StreetDance because there’s not so much of the 3D on the iPlayer. I do love a good dance movie, although I know very little about streetdancing, and couldn’t do it if I tried. I wasn’t particularly expecting much of the film, I must admit.

Live Blog

1:50 - Uh oh, already I’m wondering where I recognise that girl from. 2:40 - If they think I am going to remember all these names and people… they are very much mistaken. 7:11 - It does seem pretty rubbish to walk out weeks before the finals. 10:55 - She seems to be trying her hardest, not fair on the others to walk out on her. 13:20 - I never really noticed that. Ballet dancers do look bored. Part of the act, I suppose. 18:15 - That must be freakishly intimidating, walking through a ballet school. All beautiful, well-poised dancers looking at you. 22:22 - “I’m getting my dad to call the board.” Stereotype much? 25:53 - I am confused why the teacher thinks this is a good idea, though, it does seem like a disaster. 30:58 - Ooh, she has some epic full leg leg-warmers. She might as well be wearing trousers. 33:55 - Ugh, food fight. 35:46 - That was Andy from Blue Peter. I totally saw the episode where he did the behind the scenes of filming that. 36:17 - I don’t see Diversity much but whenever I do, I can’t be the only one that only watches the little kid with crazy hair. The others might as well not be there. 38:36 - Is there a language for writing choreography or do people do whatever they want? 42:54 - Oh, I wish I had a hairdresser for a friend. That would make life so much easier. 49:38 - All it took was a “don’t worry babes” and that Isabelle girl has forgotten all her troubles. Hmm. 53:43 - “There’s ballet in the building!” 56:29 - I can’t believe I didn’t see that coming. All this film watching and still the twists surprise me. 1:09:59 - I can’t see that encouraging her to eat KFC is helpful to anyone. 1:14.42 - Then she can convince him to watch them do the Street Dance and use that as their Ballet exam. 1:18:56 - How do their hats stay on when they are bouncing around all over the place? 1:25:28 - The Apprentice has properly ruined that music. 1:28:24 - So… did they win? Did they get into ballet school?

Conclusions

Overall it was good. Towards the end it got a little obvious, but that didn’t really matter. It was more about the dancing, and the overriding theme that you can really do whatever you want instead of being boxed in. I liked the music, although I must say their main dance at the end wasn’t as special as I’d thought it might be. It looked quite chaotic.

Rating: 3/5

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