Chihiro is given the choice to remain fearful or to brave the new world alone to help rescue her parents after their transformation into pigs. Master Haku gives Chihiro the advice she needs and tells her of the hard work to come. Hard work functions as the counter-motif to the consumption and greed displayed by her parents. Before he leaves, Haku tells her to remember their friendship.
Edward accidentally cuts Kim's hand as he descends from sculpting ice angel. Jim accuses Edward of intentional harm. Peg takes Kim inside to clean the wound, as Jim starts intimidating Edward. Calling Edward names and telling him he is dangerous, Jim invalidates his self-worth. Afraid and confused, Edward runs from the house and begins to behave as Jim, and the distrusting neighbours have labelled him, inciting further hysteria in the community.
Eddie shows Bronson that he has done his homework and can be quite persistent. The Norwegian team tease them both, and Bronson decides to fight back but is knocked out by their coach. Regaining consciousness, Bronson has a change of heart and takes Eddie to see the Norwegian training area. Later, Bronson shows off by tackling the 90-metre jump. Eddie is inspired and tries the 40-metre jump again, heeding Bronson's words.
Edward performs activities for the neighbours and family. Over dinner, Bill Boggs suggests Edward charge for his services, and Kim and her friends' behave coldly to Edward's differences. The next day the community begins to accept Edward for his unique talents, and his list of jobs grow from topiary to dog grooming to hair cutting. Before long, every neighbour has a new individual haircut.
Miss Appleyard asks if Sarah has memorised the assigned poetry, Sarah remarks she has not because the poem makes no sense, suggesting she recite a poem she wrote to St Valentine. Realising the poem is about love, Miss Appleyard reprimands Sarah and insists she recites the assigned literature. Sarah declares she cannot learn it, refusing to answer why. Miss Appleyard leaves her to study, and Sarah thinks of Bertie and Miranda. The scene suggests the repression of nuanced sexual identity in Victor
Already picnicking is young Englishman Michael Fitzhubert, his uncle and aunt and their driver, Albert. The young Fitzhubert and Albert share a drink, although social status divides them. The girls arrive at their picnic site and toast to St Valentine before slicing a cake. The scene portrays a sense of foreboding in its use of cinematography, sound and repressed sensuality.
Sara builds a shrine to Miranda and Mlle. De Poitiers worries about her emotional state. Later, Mlle. De Poitiers brings Irma into the dancing class to say goodbye to the other girls. The girls, including Edith, become hysterical and yell at Irma for her lack of information. Mlle. De Poitiers then discovers Sara tie to the wall, an action the class teacher defends as for her own good.
A doctor inspects Irma and concludes that she is "intact", but remains baffled by her injuries. Later, the school maid discovers a clue but does not dare relay the information to the male inspectors, as it would be improper. The case is hindered by Victorian society's repression of gender and any suggestion of sexuality.
The girls reach and open peak on the rock. One of the girls teases Sarah for her poetry dedicated to Miranda; Miranda reminds them that Sarah is an orphan. Iran tells the girls of a doomed dear she once looked after.
Eddie Edwards is not your typical child. Aspiring Olympian and holder of multiples personal best records, Eddie wants nothing more than to enter the Olympics. But before he does, Eddie must overcome a few challenges. Eddie's mother is unconditionally encouraging, while he father hopes Eddie will give up on the sporting nonsense.
Edward reveals he knew they were breaking into Jim's house, and why he went along with the plan.Kim is upset they let Edward take the blame and fights with Jim about telling the truth. Edward trashes the bathroom in a fit of anger. Over dinner that evening, Bill Boggs asks Edward a hypothetical question regarding the ethical response to a situation. Edward's answer is kind but legally incorrect. The scene raises questions about individual accountability and behavioural ethics.
Eddie arrives at the Winter Olympics. Eddie's new teammates play a cruel prank on him, causing him to miss the opening ceremony. When questioned by the Team Officials, Eddie lies to save them from repercussion. In the change rooms, Eddie watches a competitor jump 114.2-metres, showing great pride and sportsmanship. Later, Eddie takes his first Olympic jump, recording a jump of 60.5-metres and a British Olympic record. Eddie's good-natured and joyful personality quickly becomes a crowd favourite.
Elastigirl and Mr Incredible argue about the best way to drive into the city to take on Syndrome's Omnidroid, but as Mr Incredible expresses doubt about his ability to defeat the robot, Elastigirl confirms her faith in her husband and teamwork.
After Jessie and Leslie play a trick on the school bully, Janice Avery, she is found crying in the bathroom. Jessie tells Leslie to talk to Janice and Leslie finds out that her father is abusive. They begin to understand why Janice behaves the way she does. Leslie goes to church with Jessie and decides they need bells in Terabithia.
Chihiro is refused work by Master Kamaji of the boiler room, she responds by sulking back into a corner. As she watches the susuwatari workers (wandering soot), Chihiro observes an opportunity to work after a susuwatari is flattened by some coal. Chihiro lifts the coal hesitantly, waiting for some direction, and is told by Kamaji to finish what she's started. A revolt among the susuwatari then ensues, much to Kamaji's dismay, but Chihiro finally proven her determination.
Jim bullies his friend into drink driving to the Boggs' house. Edward and Kim notice a van swerving drunkenly down the street as they hug by the window. Worried for Kevin's safety, Edward rushes outside and pushes Kevin off the road, inadvertently nicking him in the process. A crowd gathers to witness the confusion of events. Jim attacks Edward and Edward defends himself. Realising how dangerous prejudice and hysteria in a small community can be, Kim tells Edward to run.
Avon representative, Peg Boggs, sits in her car frustrated when she notices the old castle and decides to make a house call. On arrival, Peg is amazed to find a beautiful courtyard. Inside, Peg follows an elusive noise upstairs and discovers a frightened Edward. Peg asks for his name, complicating allusions to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The scene also contrasts the outwardly ideal suburban community with Edward's lonely but creative world, suggesting things are not so black and white.
Peg welcomes Edward Scissorhands into the Boggs home, showing him pictures of her family and his new room. Edward is in awe of the new environment as he follows Peg around. Peg leaves Edward to change when the phone rings. By offering Edward new clothes, Peg naively tries to assist with Edward's assimilation into the suburban culture by normalising his appearance.
Edith awakes from a nap to find the girls have removed their shoes and are wandering further into the rock. Marion and Miranda ponder the purpose of the world. The girls lay in the open air and creatures and bugs wander around them. The hypnotic music and rhythm of the cinematography of the environment to suggest the girls are beginning to entangle with Hanging Rock. When they wake, Miranda and the others start moving further into the outcrop, unresponsive to Edith's cries.
Albert and Fitzhubert watch the girls from afar. When Albert makes a crude remark Fitzhubert asks him to stop, and Albert responds, "I say them, you just think them". Albert then tells Fitzhubert about his childhood in an orphanage. Fitzherbert is captivated by the girls' angelic presence. Tension builds as the girls venture further into Hanging Rock's labyrinthine formation. Edith becomes upset but follows the girls into the dark recesses.
Kim's spoilt and insensitive boyfriend, Jim, convinces Kim and Edward to help him steal belongings from his parent's house. Under false pretences, Edward goes along with Jim's plan. During the robbery, Edward gets locked inside, and Jim makes the others flee without him. Edward is arrested and takes the blame. Although the police psychologist gives Edward the all clear, remarking on his creativity and intellect, the community begins to ostracise him again.
Regardless of his personal success and British Olympic record, Eddie experiences the harsh and classist world of Olympics sports. Despite this, he discovers his unique performance and personality have found him fame. Seeking approval from Bronson, he realises he's let the media attention overshadow his Olympic dreams. That night, Eddie contemplates the 90-metre slope and his Olympic future. The next day Eddie holds a press conference, apologising for his antics and announcing his participation i
Appleyard's carriage driver Ben Hussey realises his watch has stopped at 12 o'clock, as has Miss McGraw's. Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith are permitted to explore the rock. Miranda waves goodbye to Mlle. De Poitiers. Strong imagery of the natural environment is mixed with references to classic European paintings, giving the film a mesmerising and hypnotic quality.
Miranda sings into the mirror while brushing her hair. Miranda turns to Sara and invites her to visit her wonderful family in Queensland; Sarah shyly nods her desire to do so. Concerned, Miranda reminds Sara to focuses her attention elsewhere. Sara looks hurt and confused. All the students excitedly celebrate St. Valentine's over breakfast. Sara is told that she won't be attending the school excursion. The scene shows the strong gender roles and propriety that marked the early 1900s.
The Appleyard College girls assemble outside the school, awaiting instruction from Miss Appleyard. Greeting the young students, Miss Appleyard reminds the girls of the dangers of Hanging Rock and advises that any "tomboy foolishness" will be punished. The young students are collected in a horse-drawn cart as Sara, who is not allowed to attend the picnic, watches on. Once past the local town, the young girls excitedly free themselves from their gloves.
Chihiro is lead to see Yubaba, where she asks for a job but is again refused. Yubaba taunts Chihiro, trying to scare her into revealing who helped her along the way. Chihiro remains loyal and refuses to betray her friends, only repeating her request for a job. Yubaba flies into a rage, which awakes Boh the giant baby. Yubaba is distracted away, leaving Chihiro to ask again for a job. Realising Chihiro is brave and determined, she submits to her requests.
Edward helps Peg Boggs prepare for the neighbourhood barbeque. Peg tries to reassure Edward that the neighbours are very kind people, telling him to be himself. Edward is confused by who he is and where he fits in the world. While Peg opens a can with an electric can opener, Edward is reminded of his creation story. Edwards creation story is reminiscent of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, where an unorthodox inventor desires to create a sentient creature.
Fitzherbert and Albert set out toward Hanging Rock, in search of the girls. Bruce Smeaton's musical score and Russell Boyd's cinematography give the rock a foreboding quality, suggesting the environment is larger and more potent than any probing human.
The local police question people who were on Hanging Rock the day Miranda, Marion, Irma went missing. Mlle. De Poitiers and the police inspector take Edith back to the rock in an attempt to learn more about the event. Edith is unhelpful but reveals to Mlle. de Poitiers that Miss McGraw was only in her pantaloons when she passed her running down the hill, a detail that concerns the inspector and Mlle. de Poitiers.
Fitzherbert attempts to map his location using paper markers, but the beguiling landscape and prehistoric atmosphere overcome him, and he falls asleep. As he sleeps, he senses the girls' whereabouts but is incapable of reaching them. Albert returns to the rock in search of Fitzhubert, finding him injured and changed. While Fitzhubert sits in the wagon he slips Albert a clue. Realising it relates to the girls, Albert runs up the outcrop, following the paper markers. At the peak, Albert discovers
Mrs Appleyard informs Sara that her tuition fees are unpaid; therefore she will be returned to the orphanage. Albert reveals a recent dream he had about his kid sister, Sara. The dream prophesies Sara's leaving. Back at the school, Mr Appleyard informs Mlle. De Poitiers of Sara's departure. During dinner, Mrs Appleyard expresses her anguish over the loss of Miss McGraw and her masculine intellect. The next morning Sara is found in the greenhouse dead as a result of suicide.
Filmmakers Jonathan Bond and Matt Cohen reveal how they made Melting Point, a 30-minute stop-motion Lego brickfilm. And animator David Pagano explains the history of Lego being used to make moving pictures, from advertising to shot-for-shot recreations of feature films and the CGI Lego Movie.
In the world of music, art, film and theatre the 20th century manifests a collection of extraordinary figures that continue to leave their impression and contribution. This series of three strands bring the artists, the filmmakers and the characters who remain as powerful today as when they first appeared; whether painter Salvador Dal?, singer song writer John Lennon or playwright Harold Pinter, each have changed the way we looked at the world.
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