Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Apr 11, 2020 6:59 AM

Film on ClickView

Section from David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema

Questions to answer

  • Name the 3 films of Baz Luhrman’s and Catherine Martin’s ‘red curtain trilogy’.
  • What is meant by ‘the Australian battler’s dream’? Why was Strictly Ballroom so different to other films that represented the ‘Aussie battler’?
  • What was so “audacious” about the film-making?
  • A ‘cartoonish’ style is noted as a way of describing Baz Luhrman’s cinematography. Make notes on the way the Strictly Ballroom segments screened appear ‘cartoonish’.