Using ONLY TWO sources ( The film Billy Elliot (Sthephen Daldry, 2000) and the book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker) . Do not include a summary of the movie’s plot .The goal of this paper is to explore a specific element of the film, Black Swan using the book “The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories” ‘seven plots and other appropriate topics from this book as a reference and foundation, and including your personal response to the film. The reflection focuses on an element that you find interesting, compelling, complex—you choose. You’ll link the focus you choose with the readings that illuminate that part of the film. Because films are made to move the viewer, you’ll also describe and reflect on the feelings and thoughts elicited by the film. You must ANSWER the following Viewing questions for Billy Elliot (Daldry, 2000) within the essay:
How is masculinity portrayed in this film’s characters? You may relate this to the father wound (Miller); the Saturn complex (Hollis); or to masculine archetypes (Hill).
What is the role of the mother in this boy’s psychological development?
Be alert to physical symbols such as mirrors, as well as psychological mirroring.How does the father son relationship operate in its static and dynamic, light and inverted sides?
The REFLECTION has 3 parts:
Your response to film or film focus;
Your focus on the film; ( answering viewing questions thoroughly)
A discussion of the readings that illuminate the film.
Length: 3 pages
APA style with citations and References.
Use APA 7th ed. for citing the film.
Double spaced, 1 inch margins. Include page numbers—start pagination on the first page not cover sheet.
NO NAME inside paper.
Avoid copy and paste from articles, movie reviews, ebooks, etc.
Citing a Book or Author:
1) Booker (2004) asserts that there are basic structures common to all storytelling.
2) There are basic structures common to all storytelling (Booker, 2004).
Citing a Film (7th ed.)
Cite director and date, as in books.
If you are referring to a specific quote or scene from the movie, add a timestamp to direct the reader to
the relevant part.
The film introduced the unreliable narrator who stated, “Here’s the story” (Hill, 1979, 0:45:14)
Citing a Quotation:
1) Booker’s (2004) example of the dark inversion of the quest is Ahab’s “life-journey … dedicated to
destroying an outward projection of the Self, bringing about his own destruction” (p. 385).
2) The dark inversion of the quest is Ahab’s “life-journey … dedicated to destroying an outward
projection of the Self, bringing about his own destruction” (Booker, 2004, p. 385).
Booker, C. (1999). Seven basic plots. New York, NY: Putnam.
Director, A. (Director). (Release Year). Title of motion picture [Film]. Studio.
Scott, R. (Director). (1979). Alien [Film]. Twentieth Century Fox.
Movies on Netflix and other streaming services
You don’t usually need to state that a film was viewed on a particular streaming service (like Netflix or
Hulu). Just follow the standard format without mentioning where you viewed the film. However, if the
film was also produced by a streaming company (e.g. a Netflix Original), you should replace the studio
information with a URL linking to their site:
Gilligan, V. (Director). (2019). El Camino: A breaking bad movie [Motion picture]. Retrieved from