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When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it's time to go courting for themselves in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell.

When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it's time to go courting for themselves in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell.

Broadcaster and historian Tim Marlow meets Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover, at Compton Verney in Warwickshire to discuss the works that ...

Broadcaster and historian Tim Marlow meets Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover, at Compton Verney in Warwickshire to discuss the works that have influenced and inspired him.

An embittered Civil War Veteran returns home to Texas to find his sister and brother-in-law killed by the "Commanches" and his nieces captured, prompting him to set out on a ...

An embittered Civil War Veteran returns home to Texas to find his sister and brother-in-law killed by the "Commanches" and his nieces captured, prompting him to set out on a search lasting five years.

Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.

Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.

Heroic Robin Hood - along with his trusted companion Little John and his devoted band of merry men - conjures up one famously funny and daring deed after another to outfox ...

Heroic Robin Hood - along with his trusted companion Little John and his devoted band of merry men - conjures up one famously funny and daring deed after another to outfox greedy Prince John and bring happiness to the residents of Sherwood Forest.

Fred is an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house-guest, both will ...

Fred is an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house-guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every ...

In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every week. In Japanese.

In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every ...

In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every week. In Japanese.

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every ...

In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every week. In Japanese.

Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine.

Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine.

Two men, one a bleary-eyed irresponsible slob, the other a weepy, fanatical housekeeper in an apron, become flatmates in a large apartment in New York City. (Jack Lemmon and ...

Two men, one a bleary-eyed irresponsible slob, the other a weepy, fanatical housekeeper in an apron, become flatmates in a large apartment in New York City. (Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathau).

Songwriter Dave has been struggling to gain recognition in the music industry for some time, but he can't manage to get a break. However, things soon start to look up when ...

Songwriter Dave has been struggling to gain recognition in the music industry for some time, but he can't manage to get a break. However, things soon start to look up when Dave discovers three singing chipmunks.

A sponge-shaped kid and his aquatic sidekick have just six days to retrieve their King's stolen crown before the angry leader fries a crustacean restaurateur who's been framed ...

A sponge-shaped kid and his aquatic sidekick have just six days to retrieve their King's stolen crown before the angry leader fries a crustacean restaurateur who's been framed for the theft.

An English adventurer attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to win a large wager. This 1956 film stars David Niven and Cantinflas.

An English adventurer attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to win a large wager. This 1956 film stars David Niven and Cantinflas.

An eccentric chicken farmer trains his mischievous dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks, and in the process reunites his family and saves their seaside town.

An eccentric chicken farmer trains his mischievous dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks, and in the process reunites his family and saves their seaside town.

Super spy teams aren't born - they're hatched! The Penguins of Madagascar join forces with undercover organisation The North Wind to stop Dr Octavius Brine from destroying the ...

Super spy teams aren't born - they're hatched! The Penguins of Madagascar join forces with undercover organisation The North Wind to stop Dr Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming ...

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

In this prequel, Mike and Sulley are in college and aren't exactly the best of friends. As they slowly overcome their differences, these mismatched monsters work together to ...

In this prequel, Mike and Sulley are in college and aren't exactly the best of friends. As they slowly overcome their differences, these mismatched monsters work together to chase their dreams.

A scriptwriter and a director argue their approaches to the problem of a comprehensive documentary about Australia: one favours an experimental style, the other a more ...

A scriptwriter and a director argue their approaches to the problem of a comprehensive documentary about Australia: one favours an experimental style, the other a more conventional approach.

Broadcaster and historian Tim Marlow meets Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover, at Compton Verney in Warwickshire to discuss the works that ...

Broadcaster and historian Tim Marlow meets Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover, at Compton Verney in Warwickshire to discuss the works that have influenced and inspired him.

An Australian gets caught in the battle between ranchers and sheep men. Fistfights and gun battles ensue, along with a romance.

An Australian gets caught in the battle between ranchers and sheep men. Fistfights and gun battles ensue, along with a romance.

Lola has all the fame and fortune she ever dreamed of, but along with success comes a studio that works her until she drops, a family only interested in her money and a ...

Lola has all the fame and fortune she ever dreamed of, but along with success comes a studio that works her until she drops, a family only interested in her money and a scheming publicist, Space Hanlon, who runs her life.

This Oscar-winning musical stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as sailors enjoying an eventful shore-leave and includes a dance for Kelly with Jerry the cartoon mouse.

This Oscar-winning musical stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as sailors enjoying an eventful shore-leave and includes a dance for Kelly with Jerry the cartoon mouse.

James Cagney always wanted to be remembered as much for his dancing as for his tough-guy roles, and he proved his point in this highly enjoyable musical.

James Cagney always wanted to be remembered as much for his dancing as for his tough-guy roles, and he proved his point in this highly enjoyable musical.

The true story of how a marine sea lion named Andre befriended a little girl and her family.

The true story of how a marine sea lion named Andre befriended a little girl and her family.

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an 'escape-proof' German POW camp housed in a medieval castle.

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an 'escape-proof' German POW camp housed in a medieval castle.

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each ...

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr Knightly.

Episode Five looks at the taboos in journalism, the stories that are not broadly told. Leading journalists Maxine McKew, Ray Martin, Andrew Rule and Brisbane's Tony Koch talk ...

Episode Five looks at the taboos in journalism, the stories that are not broadly told. Leading journalists Maxine McKew, Ray Martin, Andrew Rule and Brisbane's Tony Koch talk about the pressure on reporters to censor themselves when reporting on black violence in Aboriginal communities. Finally, we hear the stories of two journalists - one well known, one lesser known - who have struggled with the ethics of chequebook journalism.

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a stupid sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named ...

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a stupid sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, a saber-toothed tiger named Diego, and an acorn-loving saber-toothed squirrel named Scrat are forced to become unlikely heroes.

When Jeff Wilson is in danger of losing his circus to crooked creditor Carter, faithful roustabout Antonio enlists the aid of seedy attorney J Cheever Loophole. Despite the ...

When Jeff Wilson is in danger of losing his circus to crooked creditor Carter, faithful roustabout Antonio enlists the aid of seedy attorney J Cheever Loophole. Despite the best efforts of this trio and the help of Punchy, matters go from bad to worse when the box office is robbed by Goliath, Professor Atom and aerialist Peerless Pauline.

Argentina's official submission for the 2002 Academy Awards tells the story of an Argentinean family's struggle during the violent political coup of 1976. It is told through ...

Argentina's official submission for the 2002 Academy Awards tells the story of an Argentinean family's struggle during the violent political coup of 1976. It is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Harry, whose family is forced into exile in order to start a new life and to protect themselves from the authorities.

Top scarer Sulley and his assistant Mike work at Monsters, Inc, the largest scream processing factory in Monstropolis. Monsters believe children, whose screams they harness ...

Top scarer Sulley and his assistant Mike work at Monsters, Inc, the largest scream processing factory in Monstropolis. Monsters believe children, whose screams they harness power from, are dangerous and toxic, and they are scared silly when a little girl wanders into their world.

Mary Haines, Crystal Allen and Sylvia Fowler battleground is the beauty parlour and fashion-show runway. The engagement begins when Mary's husband takes up with shop girl ...

Mary Haines, Crystal Allen and Sylvia Fowler battleground is the beauty parlour and fashion-show runway. The engagement begins when Mary's husband takes up with shop girl Crystal, and scandalmonger Sylvia gives Mary advice that quickly results in divorce - but that is only the opening salvo in this cracklingly sharp, classic comedy.

Travel back in time to the faraway planet of Thra. Cheer on the Mystics as they fight to overthrow the evil Skeksis and take back control of their planet! When Jen, a member ...

Travel back in time to the faraway planet of Thra. Cheer on the Mystics as they fight to overthrow the evil Skeksis and take back control of their planet! When Jen, a member of the Gelfling tribe, sets out to find the crystal's missing shard, his dangerous journey brings him face to face with monsters at every turn. Determined to restore peace to their planet, Jen will not back down! From the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson, this masterpiece of animation recounts the timeless tale of good versus evil and has become a cult favourite of children and grown-ups alike!

Opening in 1948, when Miss Daisy, an elderly widow, backs her Packard into her neighbour's prized garden. Her frustrated son insists that she allow him to hire a driver. So ...

Opening in 1948, when Miss Daisy, an elderly widow, backs her Packard into her neighbour's prized garden. Her frustrated son insists that she allow him to hire a driver. So begins a friendship that blossoms over the next 25 years, until her mid-90s.

Tim Marlow meets ex-Monty Python Terry Jones at the National Gallery of Art, London, as they talk about his life through his six chosen artworks. Jones is perhaps best ...

Tim Marlow meets ex-Monty Python Terry Jones at the National Gallery of Art, London, as they talk about his life through his six chosen artworks. Jones is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of middle-aged and screechy-voiced women in the parody series - but his writing and directing skills saw him branch out to writing books and presenting documentaries after his Python days were over.

In this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's witty play about mistaken identities, two proper gentlemen in 1890s London use the same pseudonym, Earnest, for their on the sly courtship ...

In this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's witty play about mistaken identities, two proper gentlemen in 1890s London use the same pseudonym, Earnest, for their on the sly courtship activities. Pandemonium ensues when the two men find themselves face-to-face and have to explain who they really are.

Peter Nicholls is an academic, broadcaster, critic, author and editor. His special area is science fiction, an area in which he is hailed as the world's foremost authority. He ...

Peter Nicholls is an academic, broadcaster, critic, author and editor. His special area is science fiction, an area in which he is hailed as the world's foremost authority. He is also an unconventional man who has led an extraordinary and unique life. This profile reveals Peter Nicholl's life-long passion for and insight into the world of science fiction as well as his foibles and eccentricities.

Hold in to your berets - the Rugrats kids are headed for Paris. France doesn't stand a chance. When Stu Pickles is summoned to work at EuroReptarland, Paris' newest amusement ...

Hold in to your berets - the Rugrats kids are headed for Paris. France doesn't stand a chance. When Stu Pickles is summoned to work at EuroReptarland, Paris' newest amusement park, the Rugrats kids tag along. From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, no attraction is safe from the Rugrats kids who find that fun is the same in any language. Meanwhile, love is in the air for Chuckie's dad, Chas. Could Chuckie be getting a new mum? The Rugrats kids learn valuable lessons in courage, loyalty and true love in this music-filled journey.

Jake is a self-absorbed college student whose dad lures him home for Christmas with the promise of a car. But after one of Jake's schemes gets him in trouble with the school ...

Jake is a self-absorbed college student whose dad lures him home for Christmas with the promise of a car. But after one of Jake's schemes gets him in trouble with the school football team, the players pay Jake back by leaving him stranded in the California desert wearing a Santa suit and a glued-on white beard. Now Jake must walk, hitchhike, freeload, and bully his way to New York in time to collect the car and save his girlfriend from a conniving rival. In his frantic cross-country quest, this reluctant Santa meets some unforgettable characters, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Touching and funny, this is a holiday family treat.

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil ...

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. US title: Leap!

When a young girl, Sam, stumbles upon Rose's Emporium - a mystical store selling unlikely gifts - and its owner, Rose, on Christmas Eve, magical happenings begin to take place.

When a young girl, Sam, stumbles upon Rose's Emporium - a mystical store selling unlikely gifts - and its owner, Rose, on Christmas Eve, magical happenings begin to take place.

A touching true story about a 35-year-old baseball coach who becomes one of the oldest rookies ever to play major league baseball. Jim Morris dropped out of minor league ...

A touching true story about a 35-year-old baseball coach who becomes one of the oldest rookies ever to play major league baseball. Jim Morris dropped out of minor league baseball because of an injury to his pitching arm, but 12 years later he is inspired by the young men on his high school team. He promises that if they make the playoffs, he'll try out as a pitcher on a professional baseball team. When the team makes the playoffs, Jim tries out for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and steps up to the mound as the oldest major league rookie in nearly three decades.

Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a large, green hedge has cropped up right through the middle of ...

Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a large, green hedge has cropped up right through the middle of their once-natural habitat. Enter RJ, an opportunistic racoon who explains that the world beyond the hedge is 'the gateway to the good life' where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live. "For humans," RJ proclaims, "enough is never enough."

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 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 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 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. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
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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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