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At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in ...

At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young film makers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar returns to its roots with this sensational performance filmed in the UK. An incredible cast including ...

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar returns to its roots with this sensational performance filmed in the UK. An incredible cast including Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Chris Moyles as King Herod and Ben Forster as Jesus Christ, perform hit songs including I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane, Heaven on Their Minds, Everything's Alright, King Herod's Song and Superstar in an exciting and contemporary interpretation.

The sixth episode of The Art of Directing, presented by leading actress Cush Jumbo, focuses on the great British filmmaker Mike Leigh.

The sixth episode of The Art of Directing, presented by leading actress Cush Jumbo, focuses on the great British filmmaker Mike Leigh.

For the first time during an Election, each week Wil Anderson, Todd Sampson, Russell Howcroft and guest panelists - political insiders and commentators - will examine the art ...

For the first time during an Election, each week Wil Anderson, Todd Sampson, Russell Howcroft and guest panelists - political insiders and commentators - will examine the art and science of political persuasion. What works, what doesn't. We'll run a Gruen comb through this election, as well as previous Australian and overseas campaigns.

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw ...

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

Biblical and Classical stories have formed the basis of some of the grandest epic films in movie history, such as The Ten Commandments and Spartacus.

Biblical and Classical stories have formed the basis of some of the grandest epic films in movie history, such as The Ten Commandments and Spartacus.

A standalone mini-series, four extra-length, extra-strength election specials from the Gruen team, serious political advertising analysis with occasional finger-pointing and ...

A standalone mini-series, four extra-length, extra-strength election specials from the Gruen team, serious political advertising analysis with occasional finger-pointing and sniggering.

The World. Remixed.

The World. Remixed.

Robina Courtin swapped radical feminism for life as a Buddhist nun almost 40 years ago. She travels the world to teach Buddhist philosophies and help the needy, including ...

Robina Courtin swapped radical feminism for life as a Buddhist nun almost 40 years ago. She travels the world to teach Buddhist philosophies and help the needy, including prisoners on death row.

The World. Remixed.

The World. Remixed.

Mitchell, a six-year-old boy, disappears while spending the day at a lake with his family. Eleven years later, the now 17-year-old Mitchell returns and the ensuing events ...

Mitchell, a six-year-old boy, disappears while spending the day at a lake with his family. Eleven years later, the now 17-year-old Mitchell returns and the ensuing events shake his family to the core once again.

Hungry Beast
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Hungry Beast

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  November 11, 2009
News from outside the loop.

News from outside the loop.

Hungry Beast
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Hungry Beast

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  October 14, 2009
A show that defies description about a world that demands it.

A show that defies description about a world that demands it.

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Children's author Andy Griffiths has converted countless reluctant readers with his madcap storylines and subversive humour. And he makes no apologies to the parents and ...

Children's author Andy Griffiths has converted countless reluctant readers with his madcap storylines and subversive humour. And he makes no apologies to the parents and librarians who may disapprove.

Hungry Beast
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Hungry Beast

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC  |  November 18, 2009
A show that defies description about a world that demands it.

A show that defies description about a world that demands it.

A young taxi driver gets tangled up in the underbelly of crime while trying to save his mother from drug addiction.

A young taxi driver gets tangled up in the underbelly of crime while trying to save his mother from drug addiction.

The World. Remixed.

The World. Remixed.

The world, remixed.

The world, remixed.

Hungry Beast
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Hungry Beast

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 7, 2009
News from outside the loop.

News from outside the loop.

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 ...

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.

Phryne, Dot and Dr Mac accompany Aunt Prudence to a picturesque chalet to celebrate Christmas. When they arrive they find a resident dead and soon the body count starts to ...

Phryne, Dot and Dr Mac accompany Aunt Prudence to a picturesque chalet to celebrate Christmas. When they arrive they find a resident dead and soon the body count starts to rapidly rise.

Kat struggles to confront the realisation that her friend, Julia, is dead. Seeking permission to conduct an exorcism, Marcus and Tomas take footage from the Rance home, only ...

Kat struggles to confront the realisation that her friend, Julia, is dead. Seeking permission to conduct an exorcism, Marcus and Tomas take footage from the Rance home, only to be met with news that will change Marcus' life.

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 ...

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.

Hungry Beast
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Hungry Beast

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  September 30, 2009
The media is a hungry beast - it devours everything and is never satisfied. Now, 19 newcomers to television - recruited after a nationwide call for young talent - are being ...

The media is a hungry beast - it devours everything and is never satisfied. Now, 19 newcomers to television - recruited after a nationwide call for young talent - are being given the opportunity by the ABC to feed the beast. Each week, they will produce a half-hour of topical TV, as well as daily web content, bringing viewers news from outside the loop. This means they are being asked to find stories that aren't part of the regular news cycle - or to cover stories that are, from a fresh angle.

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 ...

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.

The Inside Film Awards are the only people's choice awards for Australian film. With seven nominations each, critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom and Australian box office ...

The Inside Film Awards are the only people's choice awards for Australian film. With seven nominations each, critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom and Australian box office success Mao's Last Dancer lead the nominations for the 2010 IF Awards. Joining them in the Best Film Category are Tomorrow When the War Began and Beneath Hill 60.

It's time to once again recognise the best in Australian journalism at the 57th annual Walkley Awards. Leading journalists from around Australia will gather at Parliament ...

It's time to once again recognise the best in Australian journalism at the 57th annual Walkley Awards. Leading journalists from around Australia will gather at Parliament House in Canberra for a special 'Capital Edition' of the Awards. The Awards will showcase the strength and diversity of journalism in Australia. They'll look back at 2012's biggest stories, and the hard work it took to bring them to light in a year of significant change for the Australian media industry.

The heist has been the centre of many of the greatest and varied films in cinematic history. This episode examines this popular genre from Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, ...

The heist has been the centre of many of the greatest and varied films in cinematic history. This episode examines this popular genre from Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, influenced by classic film noir but retold in documentary style, to Jules Dassin's Rififi, featuring a classic heist sequence, to 1960s stylish caper films such as The Italian Job and Topkapi. The more violent heists of Hong Kong cinema became a source for Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and this episode looks at the recent re-invention of gangster films. Features Jules Dassin, Takeshi Kitano, Claudia Cardinale, Mario Monicelli and James Harris.

A compelling look at the portrayal of World War II, this program reveals the myths, propaganda and the rise of realism in the war film. British wartime films were made as ...

A compelling look at the portrayal of World War II, this program reveals the myths, propaganda and the rise of realism in the war film. British wartime films were made as propaganda but also drew on a strong documentary tradition.

Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list ...

Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list of enemies. While treating the paranoid dictator, she is forced listen to his twisted philosophies and becomes caught in his web of oppression.

While Bishop Egan denies Tomas permission to perform the exorcism on Angela's daughter, Father Marcus breaks out of Saint Aquinas and joins forces with Tomas. On Chicago's ...

While Bishop Egan denies Tomas permission to perform the exorcism on Angela's daughter, Father Marcus breaks out of Saint Aquinas and joins forces with Tomas. On Chicago's south side, a series of bizarre ritual killings begin taking place.

Seven News live coverage as details emerge of Rupert Murdoch's testimony before a parliamentary committee investigating the widening phone hacking scandal. Note: This program ...

Seven News live coverage as details emerge of Rupert Murdoch's testimony before a parliamentary committee investigating the widening phone hacking scandal. Note: This program went well over time. Please be aware that approximately the last 30 minutes is missing.

Since the arrival of satellite television and the internet, Australia's media landscape has been radically transformed. Viewers can now tune into over 100 channels in any ...

Since the arrival of satellite television and the internet, Australia's media landscape has been radically transformed. Viewers can now tune into over 100 channels in any language they choose, while the rise of the internet and social media have also given access to an explosion of information sources. So what impact are these new technologies having on our ability to connect with each other? Are we becoming better informed global citizens or are we becoming increasingly detached from those around us?

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 ...

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.

Romance is part of the attraction of the cinema, with its gorgeous stars and passionate on-screen (and off-screen) love affairs. This program looks not only at the famous ...

Romance is part of the attraction of the cinema, with its gorgeous stars and passionate on-screen (and off-screen) love affairs. This program looks not only at the famous romantic stars of classic Hollywood like Marilyn Monroe and later Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, but it also looks at Hollywood's reflection of social attitudes towards sex, love and marriage and how they have changed over time. A comparison between the suppressed feelings of Brief Encounter, the sexual freedom of A Bout de Souffle and the sexual domesticity of Annie Hall provides a new and intriguing angle on the genre of romantic films. Features Dino de Laurentiis, Raoul Coutard, Bigas Luna and Nora Ephron.

This story chronicles the journey from obscurity to fame for one of the world's most respected and beloved playwrights - William Shakespeare.

This story chronicles the journey from obscurity to fame for one of the world's most respected and beloved playwrights - William Shakespeare.

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War Two and his battle to overcome his inner demons. Winner of six Norwegian Amanda Awards in 2009, ...

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War Two and his battle to overcome his inner demons. Winner of six Norwegian Amanda Awards in 2009, including Best Film. Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, and stars Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen and Nicolai Cleve Broch.

Gruen Nation - four exra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials will premiere on ABC1. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel ...

Gruen Nation - four exra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials will premiere on ABC1. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, Nation legends Dr John Hewson and Annabel Crabb, and surprise guests!

How have Indigenous issues been told in Australian media and what is Indigenous content? Stan Grant hosts this forum on Cultural Intelligence, which brings together media ...

How have Indigenous issues been told in Australian media and what is Indigenous content? Stan Grant hosts this forum on Cultural Intelligence, which brings together media practitioners, academics, politicians, community advocates and commentators, and asks who can and should tell Indigenous stories.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

A series exploring major movies through time and across the world that define a particular film genre focussing on The Western, Science Fiction, The Heist, Epics, World War II ...

A series exploring major movies through time and across the world that define a particular film genre focussing on The Western, Science Fiction, The Heist, Epics, World War II and Romance. One of the most popular widespread of movie genre, Westerns follow the classic story-line of individual fighting against lawlessness and evil played out to expansive backdrops and scenery in films such as Stagecoach and Shame. Global successes such as The Magnificent Seven, Fistful of Dollars and Butch Cassidy won worldwide acclaim and more recently Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven have defined Western movies as a formidable force in modern cinema. Features James Coburn, Eli Wallach, William Goldman, Yoshio Tsuchiya and Katharine Ross.

Good morning Australia! Get those vocal cords ready for this hit Broadway musical. Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the ...

Good morning Australia! Get those vocal cords ready for this hit Broadway musical. Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the all-live tuneful showcase will feature new songs, characters and a stellar cast line-up. It tells the story of Baltimore teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her ambition to dance on The Corny Collins Show.

In this episode of The Art of Directing, presented by actress Cush Jumbo, we explore the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair.

In this episode of The Art of Directing, presented by actress Cush Jumbo, we explore the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair.

Starring some of the nation's top comedians including Heath Franklin and Jenna Owen, nothing is safe from their parodies, bursting with catchphrases, gags, stunt casting and ...

Starring some of the nation's top comedians including Heath Franklin and Jenna Owen, nothing is safe from their parodies, bursting with catchphrases, gags, stunt casting and hilarious send-ups.

Gruen Nation - four extra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, Nation legends Dr ...

Gruen Nation - four extra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, Nation legends Dr John Hewson and Annabel Crabb, and surprise guests.

Hungry Beast
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Hungry Beast

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  February 10, 2010
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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

While science fiction movies frequently incorporate themes such as fear of technology and alien life forms, filmmakers often use them as a format to discuss such issues as ...

While science fiction movies frequently incorporate themes such as fear of technology and alien life forms, filmmakers often use them as a format to discuss such issues as radical politics and questions of human identity.

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 ...

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.

They were perfect strangers, pulling off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realise one of them is a police ...

They were perfect strangers, pulling off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realise one of them is a police informer.

Tonightly with Tom Ballard
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Tonightly with Tom Ballard

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 15, 2017
Award-winning comedian Tom Ballard investigates and explains the latest headlines and the things you missed. It's the show you didn't know you desperately needed until now.

Award-winning comedian Tom Ballard investigates and explains the latest headlines and the things you missed. It's the show you didn't know you desperately needed until now.

Tonightly with Tom Ballard
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Tonightly with Tom Ballard

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 12, 2017
Award-winning comedian Tom Ballard investigates and explains the latest headlines and the things you missed. It's the show you didn't know you desperately needed until now.

Award-winning comedian Tom Ballard investigates and explains the latest headlines and the things you missed. It's the show you didn't know you desperately needed until now.

Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson pick over the good, the bad and the ugly of advertising. They explore the dark arts of branding and spin with a trusty team of ...

Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson pick over the good, the bad and the ugly of advertising. They explore the dark arts of branding and spin with a trusty team of advertising experts, including panellist Dee Madigan.

Screen Time
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Screen Time

Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 24, 2017
Binging, streaming, surfing, or just settling down with a bucket of popcorn in front of a good old-fashioned cinema screen. Host Chris Taylor helps guide you through the ...

Binging, streaming, surfing, or just settling down with a bucket of popcorn in front of a good old-fashioned cinema screen. Host Chris Taylor helps guide you through the choices of what screen content to watch, and where.

Screen Time
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Screen Time

ABC  |  October 31, 2017
All over the world people are constantly talking about what to watch, from hit TV shows, home grown documentaries to big cut-through movies, or quirky low-budget obscurity ...

All over the world people are constantly talking about what to watch, from hit TV shows, home grown documentaries to big cut-through movies, or quirky low-budget obscurity served up to you by the recommendation algorithms.

James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix ...

James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix from the best arts reporters and contributors.

Gruen Planet
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Gruen Planet

Season 2  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  October 3, 2012
Most of us can be bought or sold. And that sometimes actually feels good. We're all coerced and serenaded by advertising, an industry devoted to changing our minds and our ...

Most of us can be bought or sold. And that sometimes actually feels good. We're all coerced and serenaded by advertising, an industry devoted to changing our minds and our behaviour. But advertising is not the only industry that wants to get inside our heads and move the furniture around. Which brings us to spin, branding, and image control.

As 2019 commences, we take a look back at some of the best educational content that aired on television in Australia last year.
Conflict is an integral part of any film. However, some films revolve around a literal battle. Watch and share these films with your class that explore the theme of good vs. evil.
Discover and explain the theme of revenge to your students by sharing this collection with your class featuring animated films for the younger audience.
Change is something we all experience in life. Explore the notion and theme of transformation through the characters of different films in this curated collection.
If you have a problem then love can fix it! At least that’s the idea. Explore different notions of love with this curated collection featuring films exploring this theme.
Superheroes are not always wearing a costume but then, when we think of superheroes, we think of the stories that launched our childhoods: Batman, Spiderman, Superman.
What does Christmas mean to people? Explore some of the popular themes of the festive season with your students as you catch up on some of these classics.
Immerse your senior German language students with our range of dramas and romantic comedies.
It's always a good feeling when you see people helping people (and non-people). Explore the themes of self-satisfaction and positive role models through various different characters.
Discover stories and activities to share with your students this week for Halloween, from friendly ghosts to ghoulish makeovers.
Explore and share this collection with your senior students featuring films and plays related to the senior curriculum based on a wide range of cultural, social and gender perspective themes.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Is a movie director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these film adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their movie adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages.
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
What do The Lion King and The Bad Sleep Well have in common? They're based on Hamlet! Transformative texts recreate aspects of a story to reveal new contexts through adaptation and intertextuality.
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