Opening scene of War Horse
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Opening scene of War Horse

Clip from War Horse

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11-12
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Watch the opening scene of the film War Horse directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg .

Watch the opening scene of the film War Horse directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg .

Nash's wife learns of John's schizophrenia
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Nash's wife learns of John's schizophrenia

Clip from A Beautiful Mind

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11-12
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John's wife learns John has paranoid schizophrenia and confronts her husband about his mental illness.

John's wife learns John has paranoid schizophrenia and confronts her husband about his mental illness.

Nash struggles to ignore his hallucinations
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Nash struggles to ignore his hallucinations

Clip from A Beautiful Mind

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While Nash once struggled to fight his hallucinations he eventually finds the courage to consciously say goodbye to the three of them.

While Nash once struggled to fight his hallucinations he eventually finds the courage to consciously say goodbye to the three of them.

Nash becomes increasingly paranoid
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Nash becomes increasingly paranoid

Clip from A Beautiful Mind

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Nash hallucinates being chased and shot at by Soviet agents, as his behaviour becomes more erratic and thoughts more paranoid.

Nash hallucinates being chased and shot at by Soviet agents, as his behaviour becomes more erratic and thoughts more paranoid.

Nash develops an idea for his thesis
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Nash develops an idea for his thesis

Clip from A Beautiful Mind

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Nash struggles to come up with an original idea for his thesis but is inspired by a woman at a bar.

Nash struggles to come up with an original idea for his thesis but is inspired by a woman at a bar.

Controlling the news and voting
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Controlling the news and voting

Clip from Wag the Dog

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12+
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The Hollywood team members discuss whether they vote or not. Voting is not compulsory in the United States. Do you think voting in Australia should be voluntary? Why? Why not? ...

The Hollywood team members discuss whether they vote or not. Voting is not compulsory in the United States. Do you think voting in Australia should be voluntary? Why? Why not? The President's advisors are happy the scandal is not on the front pages of the newspapers, would it be more difficult to hide a story in this day in age of social media?

Mob Mentality in Wag the Dog
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Mob Mentality in Wag the Dog

Clip from Wag the Dog

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12+
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After a fictitious story is created about a soldier called 'Schuman' being captured in the fake war in Albania. The producers start a trend of throwing shoes as a show of ...

After a fictitious story is created about a soldier called 'Schuman' being captured in the fake war in Albania. The producers start a trend of throwing shoes as a show of support. How is this an example of mob mentality? Can you think of other examples in mob mentality either from your own experience or in popular culture or days gone by?

War and show business
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War and show business

Clip from Wag the Dog

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12+
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The President's advisor (Robert De Niro) puts it to a Hollywood director (Dustin Hoffman) that 'War is showbiz'. He reels off slogans and images from the past 50 years of war. ...

The President's advisor (Robert De Niro) puts it to a Hollywood director (Dustin Hoffman) that 'War is showbiz'. He reels off slogans and images from the past 50 years of war. Does he have a point? Do people remember images and catchy slogans more than cold hard facts?

Ripping up poetry books in class
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Ripping up poetry books in class

Clip from Dead Poets Society

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Keating shocks students and staff when he tells his class to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook.

Keating shocks students and staff when he tells his class to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook.

What's expected of young men
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What's expected of young men

Clip from Dead Poets Society

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Parents and teachers tell the boarders what they're expected to do as boys and achieve as men.

Parents and teachers tell the boarders what they're expected to do as boys and achieve as men.

'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school
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'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school

Clip from Dead Poets Society

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First classes reveal very different teaching styles and an English teacher who tells the boys to seize the day.

First classes reveal very different teaching styles and an English teacher who tells the boys to seize the day.

The right time for insubordination
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The right time for insubordination

Clip from Dead Poets Society

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Dalton is disciplined for sneaking an article into the school paper and Keating questions his judgement.

Dalton is disciplined for sneaking an article into the school paper and Keating questions his judgement.

Critical thinking on top of desks
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Critical thinking on top of desks

Clip from Dead Poets Society

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Keating teaches the boys to seek out alternative views and find their own voices ... by climbing over his desk.

Keating teaches the boys to seek out alternative views and find their own voices ... by climbing over his desk.

Honour, betrayal and schoolmates
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Honour, betrayal and schoolmates

Clip from Dead Poets Society

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The principal blames Keating for Perry's suicide and the boys are summoned to betray their captain.

The principal blames Keating for Perry's suicide and the boys are summoned to betray their captain.

Voyeurism and jumping to conclusions
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Voyeurism and jumping to conclusions

Clip from Rear Window

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Lisa questions the assumptions Jeff makes about the neighbours he spies on, including Queen Bee and Miss Lonelyhearts.

Lisa questions the assumptions Jeff makes about the neighbours he spies on, including Queen Bee and Miss Lonelyhearts.

Right to privacy and 'rear window' ethics
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Right to privacy and 'rear window' ethics

Clip from Rear Window

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When they see a woman attacked, and do nothing, Jeff and Lisa consider the ethics of voyeurism, but overlook the death of a neighbour's dog.

When they see a woman attacked, and do nothing, Jeff and Lisa consider the ethics of voyeurism, but overlook the death of a neighbour's dog.

Evaluating evidence of a murder
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Evaluating evidence of a murder

Clip from Rear Window

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11-12
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Jeff and Lisa debate whether there was any real evidence of a murder having taken place across the courtyard.

Jeff and Lisa debate whether there was any real evidence of a murder having taken place across the courtyard.

Spying on 'modern' marriage
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Spying on 'modern' marriage

Clip from Rear Window

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After spying on his neighbours Jim considers the risks of marriage to his bachelor lifestyle and looks fondly upon newlyweds.

After spying on his neighbours Jim considers the risks of marriage to his bachelor lifestyle and looks fondly upon newlyweds.