Robert Redford recounts his experiences on Sydney Pollack's post-Watergate political thriller, Three days of the Condor whilst Milos Forman and Michael Douglas discuss their struggle to make a film which had a dramatic effect on the debate concerning the treatment of patients inside psychiatric institutions in the US.
Gambling is said to be part of the Australian character, but are we a nation of high rollers or mug punters? Dave goes on a journey that takes him into the belly of the gambling beast to see if he can make it as a punter without losing his shirt.
Looks at the parlous state of production, distribution and exhibition of Australian films in Australian cinemas.
In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. In dying, as in living, Mrs. Hunter remains a formidable force on those around her. Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick White.
Inspired by the huge success of the Bollywood movie industry, this series follows the search for an Australian Bollywood star: an unknown who will go on to win the prize of a lifetime - a part in a Bollywood film. Renowned Bollywood producer and director, Mahesh Bhatt, is offering a coveted place in his next movie to one Australian, giving them the chance to become the next Bollywood star.
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.
Eating animals is one thing, but actually killing them is something very different. Hunting is a primal activity and it's alive and well in Australia. Dave heads way out of his comfort zone when he trades his life as a mild-mannered city slicker for the life of a knife-wielding hunter.
A documentary on the life and work of British camerman Jack Cardiff who worked on a number of films including A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes and The African Queen.
Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In East Berlin in 1984, an agent of the secret police who is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover finds himself becoming increasingly drawn into their lives.
Director Martin Scorsese speaks frankly about one of his filmmaking influences, the late Elia Kazan, using clips from some of Kazan's key films including 'On The Waterfront' and 'East of Eden'.
No other novel has been more universally embraced than The Wizard Of Oz. However, not everyone thinks the Wizard is wonderful, with critics claiming the story is poorly written and consequently unwholesome for children.
It takes a village to make a movie, but when that village is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and not Hollywood, CA, the results are at times bizarre, comical, and very American. With the help of his mother, his 82-year old uncle, and a local cast of hilarious and lovable characters, filmmaker Mark Borchardt fights his way through internal and external roadblocks to achieve his goal - to make his movie, his way. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Dave Zwolenski explores the world of limp dicks and hard sells when he meets Australia's king of erectile dysfunction, Jack Vaisman - CEO and director of Advanced Medical Institute.
Every year, thousands of children flock to Hollywood from across the US and beyond, dreaming of stardom - or at least a big break during 'pilot season', the traditional three-month casting window for new television shows. Many stay at the Oakwood, a temporary housing complex that has been catering to show business kids for more than twenty years. This film follows half-a-dozen Oakwood families as they navigate tremendous financial, professional and personal obstacles in search of fame and fortune. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
When police were called to remove some of Bill Henson's gothic nude photographs of underage girls from a Sydney art gallery last year, it seemed to divide Australia on an issue no-one knew existed before. But, what's going on when one of our nation's most famous photo artists is accused of being a child pornographer? Dave embarks on a quest to find the murky (and rapidly shifting) line between art and child pornography.
An intimate look at cinematographic creation with legendary Canadian animator Norman McLaren.
Widely considered one of the best films ever made, this 1941 film noir classic follows a San Francisco private detective's dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers who compete to obtain a spectacular jewel-encrusted statuette of a falcon.
Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) is a man's man in a woman's world when he realises that things have changed in terms of style, preference, and other things. He juggles life between being a husband and parent while working as a marketing director for an outdoor sporting goods store. Mike is the man at work, but in a home full of women, his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and three daughters Mandy (Molly Ephraim), Kristin (Alexandra Krosney), and Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) are there to make sure that he is the odd man out.
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