Scott and Fran in Strictly Ballroom

Paul Mercurio as Scott and Tara Morice as Fran. They are wearing their costumes for their Paso Doble dance performance.
Title:
Scott and Fran in Strictly Ballroom
NFSA ID:
350273
Year:
1992
Courtesy:
M&A Film Corporation
Category:
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This portrait was shot by stills photographer Philip Le Masurier during the climactic scene of Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, Australia, 1992) set at the Pan Pacific Grand Prix dancing championships.

In the scene, Scott and Fran cast aside old dance rules and their personal fears to perform a stirring paso doble.

The tuxedo-and-glitter Cinderella story ends with the couple triumphant in dance and in love, embodying the film's most important message: 'A life lived in fear is a life half lived'.

Photographer:
Philip Le Masurier