History Film / TheTurningPoint

22nd Apr '16 3:49:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheCameo: Notably, famed ballerinas Antoinette Sibley and Alexandra Danilova. A number of then-current ABT performers and backstage personnel also make brief appearances, including Alexander Minz (best known as Drosselmeier in Baryshnikov's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'') and Enrique Martinez. For ballet fans, this film amounts to one long HeyItsThatGuy.

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* TheCameo: Notably, famed ballerinas Antoinette Sibley and Alexandra Danilova. A number of then-current ABT performers and backstage personnel also make brief appearances, including Alexander Minz (best known as Drosselmeier in Baryshnikov's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'') and Enrique Martinez. For ballet fans, this film amounts to one long HeyItsThatGuy.
6th Mar '16 6:18:18 AM Morgenthaler
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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Creator/AnneBancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (Creator/ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).

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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Creator/AnneBancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (Creator/ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).



* ICouldaBeenAContender: [=DeeDee=] is still obsessed with ''AnnaKarenina,'' and finally asks Michael if he ''would'' have given her the leading role instead of Emma. [[spoiler: He doesn't remember.]]

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* ICouldaBeenAContender: [=DeeDee=] is still obsessed with ''AnnaKarenina,'' ''Literature/AnnaKarenina,'' and finally asks Michael if he ''would'' have given her the leading role instead of Emma. [[spoiler: He doesn't remember.]]
20th May '15 5:31:05 PM nombretomado
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Nominated for 11 [[AcademyAward Academy Awards]], but lost all of them, setting a record since tied by ''Literature/TheColorPurple''. Now often accused of being SoapOpera ''en pointe''.

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Nominated for 11 [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]], but lost all of them, setting a record since tied by ''Literature/TheColorPurple''. Now often accused of being SoapOpera ''en pointe''.
11th Sep '14 8:58:15 PM gallium
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Nominated for 11 [[AcademyAward Academy Awards]], but lost all of them, setting a record since tied by ''Film/TheColorPurple''. Now often accused of being SoapOpera ''en pointe''.

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Nominated for 11 [[AcademyAward Academy Awards]], but lost all of them, setting a record since tied by ''Film/TheColorPurple''.''Literature/TheColorPurple''. Now often accused of being SoapOpera ''en pointe''.
11th Sep '14 8:57:52 PM gallium
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Although nominated for 11 Academy Awards, the film is now often accused of being SoapOpera ''en pointe''.

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Although nominated Nominated for 11 [[AcademyAward Academy Awards, the film is now Awards]], but lost all of them, setting a record since tied by ''Film/TheColorPurple''. Now often accused of being SoapOpera ''en pointe''.



* ActorAllusion: Sometimes so close as to verge on AsHimself. Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne and Daniel Levans (Arnold, the annoying choreographer) were all with American Ballet Theatre at the time, while James Mitchell (Michael) had danced with the company in the 1950s.
** In addition, Leslie Browne is playing the daughter of a character based on her own mother, Isabel Brown.

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* ActorAllusion: Sometimes so close as to verge on AsHimself. Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne and Daniel Levans (Arnold, the annoying choreographer) were all with American Ballet Theatre at the time, while James Mitchell (Michael) had danced with the company in the 1950s.
** In addition, Leslie Browne is playing the daughter of a character based on her own mother, Isabel Brown.
4th Apr '14 2:56:19 PM Geoduck
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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Creator/AnneBancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).

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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Creator/AnneBancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (ShirleyMacLaine).(Creator/ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).
9th Jun '13 5:47:52 AM Prfnoff
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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Anne Bancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).

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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Anne Bancroft) (Creator/AnneBancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).
8th May '13 6:20:26 PM RoseAndHeather
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Gelsey Kirkland was originally cast as Emilia.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Gelsey Kirkland Kirkland, these days mentioned in almost the same breath as Pavlova and Fonteyn, was originally cast as Emilia.
7th Mar '13 5:26:29 AM Peteman
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted hard. The film makes clear that even the most talented dancers need to spend hours in class, and [=DeeDee=] warns her son that he needs to focus his attention either on baseball or on ballet.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted hard.Averted. The film makes clear that even the most talented dancers need to spend hours in class, and [=DeeDee=] warns her son that he needs to focus his attention either on baseball or on ballet.
2nd Mar '13 2:56:27 AM Aquila89
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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Anne Bancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (Shirley [=MacLaine=]). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).

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The plot covers two generations of dancers. In the older generation, a touring stop by the ballet company reignites the rivalry between Emma (Anne Bancroft) and [=DeeDee=] (Shirley [=MacLaine=]).(ShirleyMacLaine). [=DeeDee's=] career ended shortly after she became pregnant and married another dancer, Wayne (Tom Skerrit). Emma, however, became a star in then up-and-coming choreographer Michael's adaptation of ''AnnaKarenina'', a part that [=DeeDee=] had also wanted. In the younger generation, [=DeeDee's=] daughter Emilia (Leslie Browne) receives a fellowship for a special program at the company ballet school, where she catches the eye of philandering star Yuri (Baryshnikov).
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