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The Turning Point
SUBJECTS — Dance; U.S./1945 - 1991;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Marriage; Mother/Daughter;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility.
Age: 14+; MPAA Rating: PG; Drama; 1977; 119 minutes; Color.
The Turning Point focuses on the relationship between two women, good friends, who many years ago were in competition for the top spot in the New York City Ballet. The movie shows the different paths they took and their changing roles as they have matured over the years. A subplot concerns the daughter of one of the women rising through the ranks to become a soloist with the same ballet company in which her mother was a star so many years before. The Turning Point also deals with issues of romantic relationships and infidelity in marriage.
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The Turning Point shows that ballet can be of interest to all members of the family, boys and girls alike.
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Benefits: The Turning Point shows fabulous dancing, the unremitting hard work demanded of a dancer, some of the inner workings of a major ballet company, the internal rivalries in a dance company, and the changing of the guard required by the aging of a prima ballerina. After this film was released, there was a flood of thousands of boys into dance schools across the nation.
The movie explores the benefits and costs of a life led in pursuit of art and fame as opposed to a life concentrating on family and interpersonal relationships. In today's world, some ballerinas have families while they perform, but it is still difficult.
The film shows that parents aren't perfect and sometimes need forgiveness from their children. The husband of one of the women is not a major figure in the film but he is consistently supportive and nurturing to all members of his family.
The Learning Guide to the film The Turning Point contains sections on Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Helpful Background, Discussion Questions, Links to the Internet, and Bridges to Reading. The Discussion Questions are divided into three categories: Subject Matter, Social-Emotional Learning, and Moral-Ethical Emphasis.
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