Film Friday: Strictly Ballroom

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Music, dancing, romance, rivalries and political machinations — what’s not to like?

Strictly Ballroom (1992), is Australian film-maker Baz Lurhmann’s directoral debut. Set in the world of competitive ballroom dancing, it’s a story about love and friendship, about following your dreams, and about doing the right thing when it really matters.

It’s also incredibly funny. And tongue-in-cheek. And uplifting. All of which I need right now.

You can find out more about the film and see a trailer at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) here.

And hopefully you’ll be able to watch the video below of John Paul Young singing his 1977 hit Love is in the Air, which he re-recorded for the Strictly Ballroom soundtrack.

Now get up and dance.

Fun fact:

The hit British TV programme Strictly Come Dancing gets its name from this movie — in case you didn’t know.

About Film Friday

Sarah at Art Expedition, and Darren, The Arty Plantsman have initiated this great new blogging project. You can find out more and see their chosen films for the week by visiting Darrenโ€™s latest post. Sarah is taking a break this week.



30 thoughts on “Film Friday: Strictly Ballroom

  1. Ooh, now this is interesting. I have never seen this but I loved Luhrman’s ‘Moulin Rouge’, and grudgingly admit that the ‘Strictly..’ Tv show is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me..
    This sounds a great fun choice to watch at the moment!

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  3. I LOVE Strictly Ballroom, Su!!!! ๐Ÿ˜„ It’s everything you’ve said and one of the films I can watch again and again. ๐Ÿ˜€ Baz Luhrman’s one of my favourite directors and I know we have that in common. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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