David F. Noble, 22 July 1945 to 27 December 2010

  title={David F. Noble, 22 July 1945 to 27 December 2010},
  author={Thomas J. Misa},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  pages={360 - 372}
  • T. Misa
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • History
  • Technology and Culture
It was a surreal experience seeing Billy Elliot the day I learned of David Noble’s unexpected and untimely passing. That evening, the popular musical’s commodification of working-class life struck the wrong note. Adapted from the 2000 film by screenwriter Lee Hall, with uplifting music composed by Elton John, Billy Elliot tells the story of a young working-class boy in a coal-mining community in northern England who has unusual talent for ballet dancing—to the mortification of his father and… 


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