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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.

Six months after the flooding of the Valley, the population has almost entirely deserted the town. Some inhabitants have decided to stay on, in the hope of finding their loved ...

Six months after the flooding of the Valley, the population has almost entirely deserted the town. Some inhabitants have decided to stay on, in the hope of finding their loved ones taken by the Horde.

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.

Claire and Jenny set out to rescue Jaime from his redcoat captors. When Murtagh joins up, they turn to unorthodox tactics to send word to Jaime, and when word finally arrives, ...

Claire and Jenny set out to rescue Jaime from his redcoat captors. When Murtagh joins up, they turn to unorthodox tactics to send word to Jaime, and when word finally arrives, the news isn't what anyone had hoped.

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.

King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Richard calls for a duel but then halts it just before swords clash. ...

King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Richard calls for a duel but then halts it just before swords clash. Both men are banished from the realm. Richard visits John of Gaunt, Bolingbroke's Father, who, in the throes of death, reprimands the King. After seizing Gaunt's money and lands, Richard leaves for wars against the rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim back his inheritance. Supported by his allies, Nothumberland and the Duke of York, Bolingbroke takes Richard prisoner and lays claim to the throne.

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.

In the lead up to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, The Feed's Pat Abboud will present a series of LGBTQI shorts, created by ...

In the lead up to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, The Feed's Pat Abboud will present a series of LGBTQI shorts, created by emerging filmmakers. Each of the shorts celebrates LGBTIQ diversity through a wide scope of themes.

This Logie Award-winning television show takes the audience into the lounge rooms of some of Australia's most opinionated, outspoken and avid TV viewers.

This Logie Award-winning television show takes the audience into the lounge rooms of some of Australia's most opinionated, outspoken and avid TV viewers.

Based on the true story of a young girl who pulls her life together from near homelessness to earning a college scholarship.

Based on the true story of a young girl who pulls her life together from near homelessness to earning a college scholarship.

While on a trip through the Highlands to collect the rents owed to the laird, Claire meets Ned Gowan, a lawyer who is along to help Dougal keep track of their take. As she ...

While on a trip through the Highlands to collect the rents owed to the laird, Claire meets Ned Gowan, a lawyer who is along to help Dougal keep track of their take. As she worries that Dougal is showing too little sympathy for the laird's poorer subjects, Claire questions displaying the scars Jamie received from the British army to intimidate the locals into paying an additional tax.

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.

Saga has been forced to take a leave of absence from the investigation and her old colleague Rasmus Larsson takes her place. Freddie Holst is desperately searching for ...

Saga has been forced to take a leave of absence from the investigation and her old colleague Rasmus Larsson takes her place. Freddie Holst is desperately searching for Jeanette, who is carrying his unborn child. Freddie contacts the police, while Henrik demands that Saga return to the investigation. Together, Saga and Henrik finally realise the connection between the victims. Meanwhile, the investigation of Saga's mother's death is complete. Will she be convicted of murdering her mother?

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.

Based on a true story, this film tells the dramatic story of an imprisoned man recounting his life as a political extremist and the mastermind behind one of the most audacious ...

Based on a true story, this film tells the dramatic story of an imprisoned man recounting his life as a political extremist and the mastermind behind one of the most audacious prison breaks ever attempted. Prima Linea was a radical political group active in Italy in the 1970's, who believed the nation's leadership was taking a dangerous shift to the right. When Sergio joins the militant group, he falls in love with fellow member Susanna who is soon arrested. Determined to reunite with his love, Sergio sets about one of the most daring jail escapes ever devised.

In the lead up to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, The Feed's Pat Abboud will present a series of LGBTQI shorts, created by ...

In the lead up to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, The Feed's Pat Abboud will present a series of LGBTQI shorts, created by emerging filmmakers. Each of the shorts celebrates LGBTIQ diversity through a wide scope of themes.

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.

Louis CK, Isabella Rossellini and Madchen Amick guide us through the dark lands of America's homegrown surrealist, from the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Eraserhead through ...

Louis CK, Isabella Rossellini and Madchen Amick guide us through the dark lands of America's homegrown surrealist, from the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Eraserhead through Twin Peaks en route to the nightmarish Tinseltown of Mulholland Drive.

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!

Blackbird tells the story of Solomon Islander siblings, Rosa and Kiko, who were kidnapped from their island home to work on a sugar cane plantation in Queensland, Australia in ...

Blackbird tells the story of Solomon Islander siblings, Rosa and Kiko, who were kidnapped from their island home to work on a sugar cane plantation in Queensland, Australia in the late 1800s.

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.

The hunt for the perpetrator and Freddie's newborn baby continues. Freddie gets an SMS from the kidnapper with a picture of the baby and directions to a meeting place. ...

The hunt for the perpetrator and Freddie's newborn baby continues. Freddie gets an SMS from the kidnapper with a picture of the baby and directions to a meeting place. Meanwhile, Saga and Henrik find crucial evidence that leads them in the right direction, but the question is if they will make it in time.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts on behalf of the increasingly frail King to ...

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts on behalf of the increasingly frail King to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet. The rebel forces are overcome. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with expectations of high office.

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.

Escorted by royal army Lieutenant Jeremy Foster, Claire and Dougal arrive in Brockton to meet the commander of the British troops in Scotland, Brigadier General Lord Oliver ...

Escorted by royal army Lieutenant Jeremy Foster, Claire and Dougal arrive in Brockton to meet the commander of the British troops in Scotland, Brigadier General Lord Oliver Thomas. However, after Lord Thomas agrees that Claire can go to Inverness, she's surprised by the arrival of Captain Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall, her husband Frank's ancestor and the man who was trying to rape her when she was rescued by Dougal.

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.

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.

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 protagonists and 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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