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072. Strictly Ballroom: "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

May 30th, 2022

"The Beginning is the End is the Beginning." - Smashing Pumpkins.

ACOFAE has saved the first film in the Red Curtain Trilogy for the last: Strictly Ballroom. Have you seen this absolute gem of a film? Probably not. Most people haven't. But that is why ACOFAE is here! Do you love Baz? Dancing? Color? Drama? The 90's? No really, the 90's. In Australia. Now add in stage makeup and costumes, a Dirty Dancing appreciation montage, AND a dramatic final dance number. It's a classic for every single right reason. See where it all began and see where the ideas for Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet were just starting to form. It's magnificent. "Listen to the rhythm, don't be scared!"
This episode was recorded in 2021. The more you know.

TW / CW: None to our awareness

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Spoilers: No spoilers to our knowledge

Mentions: Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Sixteen Candles, Footloose, She's All That, Dirty Dancing, Mulan, Heir of Fire, Save the Last Dance, Take the Lead, Step Up, Cry Baby, Burlesque, Striptease

*Website References: *
https://vinhanley.com/2016/10/16/strictly-ballroom-baz-luhrmann/
https://www.ifi.ie/downloads/ifi_strictly_sg.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strictly_Ballroom
http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Strictly-Ballroom-Discussion-and-Study-Guide.pdf
https://ew.com/article/2010/12/08/baz-luhrmann-strictly-ballroom-glee/

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