Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"Love is in the Air" is the theme music to Strictly Ballroom, one of Guen's favorite movies. Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing “his own steps”. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckly who has the audacity to ask to be Scott’s partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, “there are no new steps!” This film was one of the first mocumentaries and made by Baz Luhrmann. His other movies include Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Australia.