History Literature / BalletShoes

6th Dec '17 3:42:03 PM nombretomado
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** Could also apply to all of Noel Streatfeild's works: ''Ballet Shoes, Tennis Shoes, Circus Shoes, Theater Shoes, Party Shoes, Movie Shoes, SkatingShoes, Family Shoes, DancingShoes,'' and ''Traveling Shoes.'' Important to note that many of these titles were different when published in England and only became ''___ Shoes'' when published in America.

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** Could also apply to all of Noel Streatfeild's works: ''Ballet Shoes, Tennis Shoes, Circus Shoes, Theater Shoes, Party Shoes, Movie Shoes, SkatingShoes, Family Shoes, DancingShoes,'' Literature/DancingShoes,'' and ''Traveling Shoes.'' Important to note that many of these titles were different when published in England and only became ''___ Shoes'' when published in America.
18th Jul '17 4:43:20 AM fearlessnikki
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Although only ''Ballet Shoes'' has been filmed, the book had several sequels following the girls' further adventures. In America they were all titled 'something Shoes' (''The Circus Is Coming'' being retitled ''Circus Shoes'' for instance).



* AcceptableFeminineGoals: Averted initially as all three girls wish to get their names in the history books but Pauline and Posy eventually pursue acting and dancing careers while Petrova wishes to become an aviatrix.

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* AcceptableFeminineGoals: Averted initially as all three girls wish to get their names in the history books books, but Pauline and Posy eventually pursue acting and dancing careers careers, while Petrova wishes to become an aviatrix.



** Winifred in the 2007 film version is a lot more bratty than she is in the novel. Additionally the film leaves out a detail from the book that Winifred's father is ill and she is under pressure to provide for five younger siblings.
*** The point about her father is referenced when Winnifred rushes in too late to the A Midsummer Night's Dream audition because she has been to visit her father 'at his Sanatorium in Hastings".

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** Winifred in the 2007 film version is a lot more bratty than she is in the novel. Additionally the film leaves out a detail from the book that Winifred's father is ill and she is under pressure to provide for five younger siblings.
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siblings. The point about her father is referenced when Winnifred rushes in too late to the A Midsummer Night's Dream ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' audition because she has been to visit her father 'at his Sanatorium in Hastings".



* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Posy is out with Madame when she suffers a stroke in the private box at the ballet]]. She's only a preteen and probably has never ever seen such a thing before. And it's implied she had to find her own way home.



* AlphaBitch: Winnifred in the dance school. She is so because she's the most talented all-round students and thus gets most of the lead roles - until Pauline comes along that is.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Dr Jakes and Dr Smith are hinted to be lesbians and suspected to be so by many fans but neither the book nor the film elaborates. Note that they do rent two rooms at the boarding house.

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* AlphaBitch: Winnifred in the dance school. She is so because she's the most talented all-round students and thus gets most of the lead roles - until Pauline comes along that is.
is. This also makes her an AcademicAlphaBitch - from a performing perspective anyway.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Dr Jakes and Dr Smith are hinted to be lesbians and suspected to be so by many fans fans, but neither the book nor the film elaborates. Note that they do rent two rooms at the boarding house.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The children are taken out of school and put on the stage to help bring in money to support their families, which no one bats an eye at.



* SkewedPriorities: Sylvia is disgusted when she finds out Posy's. Posy is upset when her dance tutor has a stroke...because it means she won't be able to get dance lessons from her any more.

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* SkewedPriorities: Sylvia is disgusted when she finds out Posy's. Posy is upset when [[spoiler: her dance tutor has a stroke...because it means she won't be able to get dance lessons from her any more.more]].


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Ironically enough, despite Winifred becoming brattier in the film, she gets a boost she didn't get in the book. When Pauline misbehaves in the book, Winifred replaces her for just one night. In the film, it's implied that Winifred will play Alice for the rest of the performances.
10th Nov '16 6:26:09 PM marigold_lesley
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* RaceLift: In the book the director Mr Sholsky is Jewish, but played by black actor Adrian Lester in the 2007 film.

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* RaceLift: In the book the director Mr Sholsky is Jewish, but played by black actor Adrian Lester in the 2007 film. (Of course, this doesn't presuppose that Mr Sholsky couldn't be both black and Jewish.)
10th Nov '16 6:09:38 PM marigold_lesley
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''Ballet Shoes'' is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild (not a typo). It is about three {{Happily Adopted}} girls living in 1930's England. Together they are being trained in dance, with varying degrees of success. It was made into a [[{{The Film of the Book}} movie]] twice, in 1975 and 2007; the second adaptation starred Creator/EmmaWatson as the eldest sister Pauline (before she appeared in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower")

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''Ballet Shoes'' is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild (not (no, that spelling is not a typo). It is about three {{Happily Adopted}} girls living in 1930's 1930s England. Together they are being trained in dance, with varying degrees of success. It was made into a [[{{The Film of the Book}} movie]] twice, in 1975 and 2007; the second adaptation starred Creator/EmmaWatson as the eldest sister Pauline (before she appeared in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower")
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** Could also apply to all of Noel Streatfeild's works: ''Ballet Shoes, Tennis Shoes, Circus Shoes, TheaterShoes, Party Shoes, Movie Shoes, SkatingShoes, Family Shoes, DancingShoes,'' and ''Traveling Shoes.'' Important to note that many of these titles were different when published in England and only became ''___ Shoes'' when published in America.

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** Could also apply to all of Noel Streatfeild's works: ''Ballet Shoes, Tennis Shoes, Circus Shoes, TheaterShoes, Theater Shoes, Party Shoes, Movie Shoes, SkatingShoes, Family Shoes, DancingShoes,'' and ''Traveling Shoes.'' Important to note that many of these titles were different when published in England and only became ''___ Shoes'' when published in America.
9th Jul '16 6:15:16 AM Kyrillion
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* TheVerse: The Shoesverse, perhaps? This was Streatfeild's first book for children, and most of her subsequent juvenile novels explicitly take place in the same continuity. Mention of the Fossil sisters is frequently made in other books, and occasionally they even cameo in person. The Academy is also revisited. Many of Streatfeild's book featured a character wanting to study classical ballet, and they usually end up going to the school and meeting/studying under Madame Fidolia.
9th Jul '16 6:02:54 AM Kyrillion
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*** The point about her father is referenced when Winnifred rushes in too late to the A Midsummer Night's Dream audition because she has been to visit her father 'at his Sanatorium in Hastings".
6th Apr '16 12:49:50 PM Larkmarn
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Despite having several reviews by The Dove Foundation and receiving a "Family-Approved" seal, "Ballet Shoes" is often considered a girly movie (similar to those aimed towards pre-teen girls such as Bridge to Terabithia, Bratz: The Movie, The Princess Bride, The Little Mermaid (1989) and Ice Princess).
6th Apr '16 11:36:12 AM girlzpictionary299
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''Ballet Shoes'' is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild (not a typo). It is about three {{Happily Adopted}} girls living in 1930's England. Together they are being trained in dance, with varying degrees of success. It was made into a [[{{The Film of the Book}} movie]] twice, in 1975 and 2007; the second adaptation starred Creator/EmmaWatson as the eldest sister Pauline.

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''Ballet Shoes'' is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild (not a typo). It is about three {{Happily Adopted}} girls living in 1930's England. Together they are being trained in dance, with varying degrees of success. It was made into a [[{{The Film of the Book}} movie]] twice, in 1975 and 2007; the second adaptation starred Creator/EmmaWatson as the eldest sister Pauline.
Pauline (before she appeared in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower")
6th Apr '16 11:32:39 AM girlzpictionary299
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Despite having several reviews by The Dove Foundation and receiving a "Family-Approved" seal, "Ballet Shoes" is often considered a girly movie (similar to those aimed towards pre-teen girls such as Bridge to Terabithia, Bratz: The Movie, The Princess Bride, The Little Mermaid (1989) and Ice Princess).
23rd Jan '16 5:39:10 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalSexuality: In the 2007 film both Sylvia and Theo fall in love with Mr. Simpson. Sylvia thinks Mr. Simpson prefers Theo, but he ends up proposing to Sylvia who accepts. (Theo herself ends happily reunited with an old admirer from her chorus girl days.)



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Blonde Pauline is the pretty one and the one who is noticed most out of her sisters.

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Blonde Pauline is the pretty one and the one who is noticed most out of her sisters. This is justified by the setting; in the 1930s natural blonde hair was one of the high standards of beauty.



* GenkiGirl: Posy who is the best dancer out of the three, likely because of her energy.

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* GenkiGirl: GenkiGirl:
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Posy who is the best dancer out of the three, likely because of her energy.energy.
** Theo Dane as well; a bubbly and fun-loving woman whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is dancing in her room.


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* NotWhatItLooksLike: In the 2007 film Sylvia thinks Mr Simpson is romancing Theo. [[spoiler: She's teaching him how to dance so he can impress her]].


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* PairTheSpares: The 2007 film pairs up [[spoiler: Sylvia and Mr Simpson]], looking like Theo will be left on her own. She ends up [[spoiler: reunited with an admirer from her chorus girl days]].


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* PromotedToLoveInterest: Mr Simpson's wife and son are alive in the book, but dead in the 2007 to allow for a romance with Sylvia. There isn't a romance in the book.
* RaceLift: In the book the director Mr Sholsky is Jewish, but played by black actor Adrian Lester in the 2007 film.
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