Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How I know That Bootmen and Billy Elliot are the Same Movie, or Why My Thesis Is Driving Me Crazy

I present the evidence:
1. they both have the dead mother thing
2. There are two brothers and the younger brother wants to be a dancer
3. They each contain a scene where someone takes milk from the fridge and drinks it from the bottle
4. In Billy Elliot Julie WALTERS plays the dance teacher, while in Bootmen the teacher is called WALTER


Jacob said...

But Billy Elliot is better.

Felix for Zosia said...

I have to agree with you, but that might be because I have watched Bootmen about half a dozen times in the last couple of weeks. I do think the milk drinking scene is better in Bootmen though. Well done, Sam Worthington!

The Arian Dalliancer said...

I haven't seen Bootmen. It's a good thing I'm not doing your thesis really. I haven't seen most required films.

Felix for Zosia said...

Well, if you have seen Billy Elliot, then I wouldn't bother if I were you. Seen one, seen 'em all (in fact, how depressing - I am taking 100,000 words to say just that: Dance films? Seen one, seen 'em all!)

Jo said...

Wait - I'm also getting a Coolangatta Gold vibe.
Less 'dancing' than 'running up a hill chopping banana palms', but the other elements are all there.