Week four in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. The Hollywood heat surrounding Alycia continues to radiate. In only four weeks in Hollywood, she has landed on the short list for The Carrie Diaries and has been offered a lead role in a feature film. Penelope is going to auditions daily and is excited about one particular project, a remake of Beauty and the Beast.
A new decade brought with it a wealth of new discoveries as Quentin Tarantino blasted the landscape, Baz Luhrmann's madcap frenetic film language sat alongside Iranian cinema, and new Japanese horror terrified global audiences.
In the finale of his two-part event, Derren looks at the psychology of religious belief, performs a satanic rite and attempts to induce a 'religious experience' in a self-styled atheist.
Step back in time to explore the evolution of the relationship between television and politics. Retrace some of the biggest stories from the past 50 years for insights into how Australia has adapted to technology and society.
The True Story reveals the extraordinary real-life stories of an invincible warship - and the swashbuckling nobleman who inspired the classic movie of combat on the high seas, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
A major city crisis seems set to rock the Government.
Protest in the movies of the 1980s: brave filmmakers spoke truth to power. American independent director John Sayles talks exclusively about these years. In Beijing, Chinese cinema blossomed before the Tiananmen crackdown. In the Soviet Union, the past wells up in astonishing films, and master director Krzysztof Kieslowski emerges in Poland.
Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist created the multiplexes, but they were also innovative. In India the world's most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the seventies too. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong, where master Yuen Woo-ping talks exclusively about his action movies and his wire fu choreography for The Matrix.
National cinemas produced extraordinary talents, including Germany's Wim Wenders, the Australian New Wave filmmakers and audacious new offerings from South America. The 1970s also introduced Bruce Lee and the new American cinema. In the late 1980s, brave filmmakers around the world challenged and protested social and political norms by speaking the truth through film.
Week three in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. Penelope finally makes a decision about an agent and starts auditioning. First up is for a role in a feature film directed by Jeff Probst, host of the Survivor TV series.
This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn.
Fear and Faith is an extraordinary show which looks at what happens when people have the experience of fear removed through the use of what they believe is a powerful new drug.
Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind landed in our cinemas over thirty years ago, lifting the lid on UFO sightings and turning it into a worldwide phenomenon. The film re-awakened our fascination with the eternal question - are we alone in the universe? The True Story investigates the original cases that inspired Close Encounters of the Third Kind - from the Michigan UFO chase to the first and most famous case of alien abduction in the US - the Betty and Barney Hill abduction.
The dazzling 1960s in cinema around the world: In Hollywood, legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler reveals how documentary influenced mainstream movies. Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey signal a new era in America cinema.
The former Prime Minister is writing his memoirs, which have to be submitted for security clearance. It seems as though one chapter in the book will portray Jim in very bad light.
Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn.
Sex and melodrama in the movies of the fifties: James Dean, On the Waterfront and glossy weepies. We travel to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan to find that movies there were also full of rage and passion.
Week two in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. After The Carrie Diaries audition at Warner Bros, Alycia is asked to audition for an independent feature film, a thriller set in the Amish community.
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