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"I was dancing when I was twelve....",
This review is from: Billy Elliot (2000 Film) (Audio CD)Apart from being both very funny and very touching, "Billy Elliot" was a movie with an excellent 70's and 80's soundtrack. I am only 15 years old, so I wanted to get this CD to listen to songs that came before my time. And I can only say that this CD is excellent. The soundtrack includes fun and bouncy songs by T-Rex ("Get It On", "Ride a White Swan"), some really cool rock songs ("London Calling"), a few really inspirational songs ("I Believe"), and some dialogue tracts from the movie. I have memorized the dialogue tracts by heart. They are great for practicing your British accent, and you can easily remember just where they were in the movie.
It's really amazing how well you can visualize the scenes of the movie just by listening to the soundtrack. My favorite songs are "Cosmic Dancer" (in the introduction), "Town Called Malice" (when Billy dances in the streets), "London Calling" (the cops vs. the mine strikers), "I Love to Boogie" (Billy's private dance lessons), "Shout to the Top", and "I Believe". You can imagine Bily singing "Cosmic Dancer", "I Believe", and "Shout to the Top", as the lyrics of those songs tell just how Billy feels about himself throughout the film.
Bottom Line: Whether you loved the movie or just liked it (it's impossible to hate it), you'll love the soundtrack.
P.S. "I Believe" is NOT a sappy song. If you think it is, you haven't seen the movie. If you don't know what movie I'm talking about, you can go watch Barney.
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Initial post: Sep 24, 2010 11:18:46 PM PDT
Dizz Quixote says:
Oy, to the kid of 15, 9 yrs. ago. You got style. And good taste. Or had it back then. Whatever. Looks like you're battin' almost 1000. Keep on writin'.
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