When Lizzy (Kathryn Beck) visits Bev (Valerie Bader), she likes the look of Dale (Tom Budge), despite announcing her wedding plans with Jai (Fletcher Humphrys).
Although Doris Day has not appeared in public for over 30 years, she is considered to be a cultural icon of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her films are shown regularly on TV worldwide. She still gets around 200 fan letters a week and is selling more records than ever before. Doris Day has written cinema history by simply playing the girl next door. So, who is the Doris Day of today?
This little-known chapter of cinema history goes from the first independent Chinese American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain. Stories of Chinese American film artists are punctuated with a treasure trove of clips from over 90 films to weave a rich and complex tapestry, one marked by unforgettable performances and groundbreaking films, but also one tainted by a tangled history of race and representation.
The annual Inside Film Awards - IF Awards are the people's choice of film awards where a nation-wide audience of Australian film-goers is polled, enabling the fans to rate the flicks. The broadcast comes from Lunar Park, Sydney and will be hosted by Eddie Perfect known most recently for his lead role in Shane Warne the Musical.
On 8th May 1989, Stuart Littlemore, a journalist turned barrister, was unleashed on the Australian media. Newsrooms all around the country often stopped for 15 minutes at 9:15pm on Monday nights to see who would be the latest target of Littlemore's attention on Media Watch. No one was safe. This program tracks the colourful history of the program over two decades.
Josh is still missing - along with Art's laptop - and the friction between Art and Suzy builds. And Melanie, now abandoned by Vance, has no enthusiasm for her schemes with Terry Adams.
His big-screen acting career comprised just five movies - but they were five of the greatest films of his generation. Each earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination and teamed him with some of the most acclaimed actors and directors of the 20th century. Between 1972 and 1978, John Cazale co-starred in The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter. Collectively, the films hauled in no less than 40 Oscar nominations - including 14 for Cazale's co-stars - and hundreds of millions in box office receipts. Many of his contemporaries remember him as one of the brightest talents of his day, and he is venerated by some of today's most celebrated actors and filmmakers. Yet, just three decades after his promising career ended with his untimely death, actor John Cazale is largely unknown to the general public.
This is a very special look at one of Hollywood's most memorable and treasured icons, revered for her creative spirit and her compassion. She was synonymous with big sunglasses and that Givenchy little black dress, but many are unaware of the extreme hardships Audrey endured in Nazi- occupied Holland while growing up.
Art decides to stay in Broken Bay, but can't find Josh as he's off wagging school. Bev applies for a bank loan to repay her debt, but both the van and Lizzy have disappeared. The van has been impounded by the police as being unroadworthy, but Lizzy steals it back and goes after Bev, only to be told to leave her alone.
In the 1960s, with the WWII Pacific conflict with Japan still fresh in the memories of most adult Australians, a TV show that was completely Japanese in traditional culture, dress, martial arts and violence appeared suddenly on Australian after-school screens. Within weeks, The Samurai kicked The Mickey Mouse Club off its mantle to become the most popular children's show in Australia.
The day after Cathy and Edgar's wedding, Heathcliff surprises Nelly by arriving at Thrushcross Grange unannounced. Cathy and Heathcliff's love for one another is insurmountable. Alone on the moors together, Heathcliff can see that there is guilt in her eyes. He knows that she has slept with Edgar and his outrage fills Cathy with an overwhelming sense of betrayal.
Art (Richard Roxburgh) tells Vance (Tom Long) that he can't stay in Broken Bay as his work takes him around the world, but Vance comes up with a solution. He will 'cover' for his brother as long as he checks in regularly with Nancy's lawyer Owen (Damien Garvey) to fulfil the terms of the Will.
With the world's economy in a mess, more and more people are ending up without a roof over their heads. Dave discovers what it's like to be homeless in the big city. He feels what it's like to be hungry, cold and humiliated but somehow, through the kindness of strangers, he manages to see the sunshine and not the rain.
Night is a stunning and cinematic documentary which explores the universal nature of night and how we experience the night. This is a film from director Lawrence Johnston who made the internationally award winning documentary Eternity. Showing society in all its forms, people and places, urban and rural, Night explores the universal nature of night and how we experience it. It is a combination of beautiful and arresting imagery which captures the mystery, mood and magic of the night and weaves these images with a lush and dramatic symphonic score from renowned composer Cezary Skubiszewski.
Tonight Dave decides to challenge the idea that all politicians are liars by standing on a platform of complete truth and honesty in the recent Queensland election. Is this a pipe dream, or is Dave pioneering a new way forward?
Steven Spielberg says that science fiction is the greatest exercise for the brain, it stretches the belief that anything is possible. George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron talk about how science fiction films developed from the earlier naive films to today's sophisticated sci-fi thrillers, and how they have remained popular. They analyse films from the '50s including Cold War productions dealing with the paranoia of the time regarding the atom bombs and the end of the world.
Episode Six takes viewers inside the daily operations of a popular tabloid newspaper. The film-makers were granted virtually unlimited access to reporters and photographers on the Sydney News Limited publication The Daily Telegraph. The result is a forensic look at how this cheeky tabloid publication deliberately set out to grab the political agenda in the 2003 New South Wales election campaign.
Episode Five looks at the taboos in journalism, the stories that are not broadly told. Leading journalists Maxine McKew, Ray Martin, Andrew Rule and Brisbane's Tony Koch talk about the pressure on reporters to censor themselves when reporting on black violence in Aboriginal communities. Finally, we hear the stories of two journalists - one well known, one lesser known - who have struggled with the ethics of chequebook journalism.
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