‘Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible’ focuses on the life and work of one of the world’s leading film artists, Academy award nominated film editor Jill Bilcock. Iconic Australian films ‘Strictly Ballroom’, ‘Muriel’s Wedding’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘Red Dog’, and ‘The Dressmaker’ bear the unmistakable look and sensibility of Bilcock’s visual inventiveness. But it was her brave editing choices in ‘Romeo + Juliet’ that changed the look of cinema the world over. With a back-story as colourful and surprising as her films, and featuring commentary from Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Shekhar Kapur and Fred Schepisi, this documentary is a wonderful insight into the art of editing and the profound impact it has on storytelling.
‘Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible’ is relevant to the following curriculum:
• VCE Media, especially Units 1, 2 and 3 in Victoria
• Years 11 and 12 Media Arts and Film, Television and New Media in Queensland
• Years 11 and 12 Media Production and Analysis in Western Australia
• Media Arts in the Australian Curriculum- Years 9 and 10 Content
• English-Year 10 Language and Literacy
• International Baccalaureate Diploma Program – Film – Textual Analysis, Film Theory and History.
‘Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible’ and is available to download and a study guide is also available.