Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot (2000)

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Continuity mistake: When Billy crosses the road and says goodbye to Mrs. Wilkinson's daughter, she is standing in front of a giant advert poster. A police van drives past, and when it leaves the scene again, the girl isn't there any more. With the van covering her for not even one second, she could never walk away in this short time.

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Suggested correction: I'm not sure if this can (or should) be classified as a "continuity error" in that the sudden "vanishing" is meant to be movie magic or part of the entertainment (as opposed to trying to give the impression that the girl was actually physically able to board the bus or walk away that quickly). I've seen this same type of "disappearance" in several movies and believe it is part of the "comedy" (and "Billy Elliot is classified as a comedy, although it is hardly the "LOL" type).


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Trivia: At one stage in the movie, Billy and his dance teacher travel across the Transporter Bridge, the only working cradle bridge in the world, which crosses the River Tees from Middlesbrough to Port Clarence, Stockton-on-Tees. At the time of the Miners Strike in 1984, when the film is set, neither Middlesbrough nor Stockton-on-Tees had an active coal field. Whilst the Transporter Bridge, now a grade 2 listed structure, is still working, it is not really a reguarly used entry or exit use from Teeside, if Billy and his teacher were going to an audition. Which raises the question as to why they were on the bridge, apart from giving the director the chance to show off a spectacular structure.

Jeff Walker

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Question: What is the music on which Billy dances when he is auditioning at the end of the film? It doesn't figure on the soundtrack.

Answer: It's called 'I Will Dance' by Stephen Warbeck.

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