History Literature / BalletShoes

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.
29th Dec '15 7:53:42 PM fearlessnikki
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** A variation in the 2007 adaptation. When Pauline is cast in a film and has to act a sad scene, to show her "inexperience" while filming she just doesn't put any effort into her line and has to be taught to put emotion in by the director.

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** A variation in the 2007 adaptation. When Pauline is cast in a film and has to act a sad scene, to show her "inexperience" while filming she just doesn't put any effort into her line and has to be taught to put emotion in by the director. Having acted on the stage plenty of times, it should really be that she needs to be taught to ''tone down'' her emotion.


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* BrattyHalfPint: Posy is rather loud and shrill compared to her older sisters. Winifred is portrayed this way too in the 2007 film.
* BreakingTheFellowship: The story ends with [[spoiler: Pauline moving to Los Angeles to start a film career, Posy going off with the ballet to dance in Europe and Petrova getting flying lessons to become a pilot. Additionally the house is sold, meaning the boarders all disperse]].


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* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Posy gets annoyed when the family is making a fuss about everything Pauline will need for her audition - and none of them has said anything to her about the news that she is the first student to be trained privately by Madame.
** Winifred reacts this way when Pauline gets the part of Alice, because she "looks right". She screams that it has nothing to do with talent and storms off.


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* IronicEchoCut: Petrova gets a sty in her eye just before an audition, and Nana is giving her something to put on it and assuring her no one will notice. Cut to the casting directors asking for "girl with the red eye" to step forward.
6th Dec '15 1:54:46 AM Morgenthaler
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