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Billy Elliot - Disappearing Debbie
After Debbie and Billy walk past the wall of guards with a stick they say goodbye and Billy walks off. A blue van goes past fast, and Debbie completely disappears. What happened to Debbie?! Did she jump on the van, or what?
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Anonymous on 04-23-2001
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machine_05 writes:
Not sure that this should be under ' slip ups'... you don't really think this got by the director accidentally do you..?? it probably took half a day to set up.. :) It's a device usually used to imply some doubt as to the existence of the character or show some other worldly quality .. I have no clue why this guy did it though.. :)
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DaBombBaby87 writes:
Your wrong, this shouldn't be under "slip-ups". It was obviously on purpose because if you watch closely, you can she her feet on the curb under the van, she runs out of the scene. She doesn't jump into the van or disappear. *~Look Again~*
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Budray writes:
The movie is much more about sexuality than is evident at first, and this "slip-up" is further evidence. They say "See ya" to each other and then the girl immediately disappears from view. There is much else in the movie to support what happens in this disappearance. She likes him, but as far as he's concerned, she's basically invisible.
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nickdc writes:
As someone already mentioned all you have to do is look carefully. Debbie is running along the van. You can see this on DVD and on video if you slow it down. It is very simple. At first it confused me to. The thing was that the van wouldn't not have been a threat to the kids that is why she slid her stick along the shields of the armed police and that is why you see kids playing around soldiers with machine guns in northern ireland. They do not percieve it as a threat. But if you mention another slipup please look CAREFULLY
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Swami writes:
I think that the fact that Debbie disappears, is meant to show that there is a passage of time, but that is just my opinion.10
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V-ron writes:
I noticed this too, and it bothered me. At first I thought that Debbie's family had some affiliation with the strike, or maybe the cops picked her up for smacking the police officer with a stick as she strolled on by. Either way it made no sense.
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Markian writes:
I think this was the director making sure you was paying attention!
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