This ten-episode series follows six young writers over the course of a summer as they work towards earning a highly coveted full-time position at Rolling Stone magazine. For each of the aspiring writers, it's the opportunity of a lifetime, but only one of them will be offered the contributing editor contract.
Forty years after they were unleased on an unsuspecting world, Monty Python: Almost The Truth The Lawyer's Cut is the definitive history of the Flying Circus. This two-part documentary covers the comedy troupe from their birth to the present day, highlighting their childhood, schooling and university life, as well as their pre-Python work.
Having learnt the ropes with their first 10 episodes, the Hungry Beast team is back for a new season on ABC TV and on the web starting Wednesday 10th February 2010. This year - while all 19 Beasts will continue to create and present stories for both the TV and web - the task of hosting the show will fall to four members of the team: Dan Ilic, Kirsten Drysdale, Monique Schafter and Nick Hayden.
Tells the story behind Billy Wilder's classic film-noir comedy which starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Some Like it Hot. The sole survivor of this trio, Tony Curtis, opens up a wealth of anecdotes relating to the filming, there are also contributions from other cast members and archives of Lemmon discussing the film.
A new frontier is opening up, a place where money and size are often the defining factor in a magazine's influence. With corporate mergers accelerating, magazines often share corporate owners with other cross-over ventures. Facing new challenges from the Internet and increasingly segmented niches, many wonder how the great magazines can survive. This hour investigates the work of impassioned individual editors, writers and photographers creating magazines within these new market realities.
Discover which television comedies of the last 40 years most tickled the fancy of those surveyed in our nation-wide poll.
In 1946, film director Alfred Hitchcock cast Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant for a spy and love story set amongst Nazi survivors in South America, loosely based on the story of French spy/prostitute Marthe Richard. Excerpts from the film alternate with enlightening interviews to give a social and artistic context to this classic.
While magazines reflect our values, they also have the power to change them. This episode examines the trailblazers including Playboy and Cleo and their impact on the sexual revolution and Ms. Magazine as a rallying cry for feminists in the 60s; from Rolling Stone's impact on the rock-n-roll generation to The Advocate, the latest revolutionary magazine still fighting for sexual and civil rights.
Irritable Ivy's (Pattie Bee) legacy sees Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand) in trouble over an alleged offensive remark she made in jest to male Matron Hilary (Ricky Grover).
Winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Australia's official entry in the 82nd Academy Awards - Samson and Delilah was one of the most critically and commercially successful Australian films for this year. It has played to sold-out audiences around the world and is about to open in England and France. Samson and Delilah's world is small - an isolated community in the central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges.
Intelligent, provocative, glamorous and intriguing, this three-part series points the camera at the inside pages and inner workings of the first international medium. Venture inside the editor's suite and go on location to the interviews and the photo shoots of the greatest magazines in the world.
If you were a screaming fan when the Beatles came to Australia or the Easybeats left for England, or you shed a tear when you heard about the deaths of Hendrix, Joplin, Lennon or our very own Bon Scott, then you will thoroughly enjoy this juke box full of musical memories.
Winner of more than 12 awards internationally, including an Oscar at the 2004 Academy Awards, this internationally acclaimed animated Australian short film is written, directed and animated by Australian filmmaker Adam Elliot and narrated by Geoffrey Rush.
Photojournalists tell their stories of life in war zones, trying to make photo stories with one eye on survival and another eye on producing strong, truthful images with a narrative.
Marcel Carne's 1945 masterpiece Les Enfants du Paradis (The Children of Paradise): the making of the film and its social and cultural context.
Working With Jane is an entertaining portrait of Jane Campion and her special qualities as a film director. It is also a poignant recording of the truly unique process that created her latest film Bright Star.
In the ongoing war against hypocrisy, conservatism, political correctness, and prejudice,it was always the comedian who led the first wave of attack. Rather than using risqué jokes and four-letter words simply to get a rise out of an audience, the most audacious comedians – from pioneers like Mae West and Moms Mabley to 60s and 70s bad boys like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin – invoked what the First Amendment of the American Constitution calls ‘freedom of speech’ to bring the biggest and most dangerous laughs to the American public.
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