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Of Mice And Men
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Of Mice And Men

Masterpiece  |  August 18, 2016
A contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.

A contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Masterpiece  |  August 14, 2014
Tells the story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time.

Tells the story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time.

Far From The Madding Crowd
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Far From The Madding Crowd

Masterpiece  |  July 15, 2016
This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her ...

This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

An Angel At My Table
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An Angel At My Table

STUDIO  |  November 21, 2011
Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Looking For Alibrandi
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Looking For Alibrandi

Showtime Drama  |  June 12, 2010
Kate Woods directs this AFI-winning coming-of-age story where Pia Miranda stars as a high school girl growing up in a broken but loving home with Italian traditions who finds ...

Kate Woods directs this AFI-winning coming-of-age story where Pia Miranda stars as a high school girl growing up in a broken but loving home with Italian traditions who finds love and heartbreak in one of the most difficult years of her life. This dilemma leads to the discovery of her father's (Anthony LaPaglia) identity and a deeper understanding of her mother (Greta Scacchi). She comes to terms with her background and romantic interests.

Romeo + Juliet
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Romeo + Juliet

Masterpiece  |  August 29, 2014
Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.

Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.

About A Boy
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About A Boy

FOXTEL Romance  |  December 5, 2015
Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to ...

Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single mums, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: The Blind Banker

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 29, 2015
Mysterious ciphers are appearing on walls all over London and anyone who sees one dies. Sherlock and Watson must decipher the deadly symbols before they claim another victim.

Mysterious ciphers are appearing on walls all over London and anyone who sees one dies. Sherlock and Watson must decipher the deadly symbols before they claim another victim.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

TCM  |  February 15, 2016
Elizabeth Taylor delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Richard Burton in this adaptation of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Broadway play that rips the facade ...

Elizabeth Taylor delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Richard Burton in this adaptation of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Broadway play that rips the facade of civility off the dysfunctional marriage between an alcoholic college professor and his shrew of a wife during a dinner party the two host for a young couple.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: His Last Vow

Season 3  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  February 4, 2016
A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.

A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.

On The Road
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On The Road

SBS  |  June 27, 2016
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, the encounter a mix of ...

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, the encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: The Empty Hearse

Season 3  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  January 20, 2016
Sherlock returns. But for Watson, it might be a case of be careful what you wish for.

Sherlock returns. But for Watson, it might be a case of be careful what you wish for.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

GO!  |  November 22, 2014
The second instalment finds Frodo and Sam trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

The second instalment finds Frodo and Sam trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

Wuthering Heights
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Wuthering Heights

Episode 2  |  ABC  |  November 1, 2009
The day after Cathy and Edgar's wedding, Heathcliff surprises Nelly by arriving at Thrushcross Grange unannounced. Cathy and Heathcliff's love for one another is ...

The day after Cathy and Edgar's wedding, Heathcliff surprises Nelly by arriving at Thrushcross Grange unannounced. Cathy and Heathcliff's love for one another is insurmountable. Alone on the moors together, Heathcliff can see that there is guilt in her eyes. He knows that she has slept with Edgar and his outrage fills Cathy with an overwhelming sense of betrayal.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Seven  |  August 23, 2014
One year after their journey to Narnia, the Pevensie children are transported back and discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. The land is in chaos ...

One year after their journey to Narnia, the Pevensie children are transported back and discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. The land is in chaos when the children arrive to find that the evil King Miraz is now in power. The rightful heir, Prince Caspian, is in hiding and Miraz wants him dead in order to make his own son king.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: The Great Game

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  November 5, 2015
A game of cat and mouse as a crazed bomber pits his wits against Sherlock. Who is behind these deadly puzzles?

A game of cat and mouse as a crazed bomber pits his wits against Sherlock. Who is behind these deadly puzzles?

Memoirs Of A Geisha
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Memoirs Of A Geisha

SBS World Movies  |  July 12, 2016
This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, ...

This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, against all odds, to become the most captivating geisha of her day. In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a Geisha house in Kyoto's Gion District and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head Geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the Geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a Geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned Geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II loom, Japan and the Geisha's world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  November 19, 2015
An invitation to the wilds of Dartmoor brings our terrified heroes face to face with the supernatural. They need their wits about them as they do battle with a creature from ...

An invitation to the wilds of Dartmoor brings our terrified heroes face to face with the supernatural. They need their wits about them as they do battle with a creature from hell itself.

Angela's Ashes
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Angela's Ashes

Masterpiece  |  May 29, 2015
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Alan Parker directs this heartbreakingly funny look at growing up in Ireland. A mother tries to keep her children ...

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Alan Parker directs this heartbreakingly funny look at growing up in Ireland. A mother tries to keep her children alive while plagued by poverty, with Robert Carlyle as her alcoholic husband.

Puberty Blues
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Puberty Blues

ABC2  |  July 3, 2010
Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the 'in' ...

Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the 'in' group who dominate the Greenhill beach.

To Be Heard
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To Be Heard

ABC2  |  April 15, 2012
Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three ...

Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three Bronx teens search for their voices and an answer to the question: Can language change lives? Karina, Pearl, and Anthony are precariously balanced on the edge. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Forbidden Lie$
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Forbidden Lie$

SBS2  |  November 27, 2010
AFI-winner Anna Broinowski directs this riveting documentary on Norma Khouri who won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honour killing in ...

AFI-winner Anna Broinowski directs this riveting documentary on Norma Khouri who won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honour killing in Jordan, until July 2004, when Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: A Study In Pink

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  October 22, 2015
A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house. She is the fourth in a series of seemingly impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows ...

A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house. She is the fourth in a series of seemingly impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows that there's only one man who can help.

The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby

FOXTEL Premiere  |  November 3, 2014
Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn ...

Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

FOXTEL Premiere  |  July 10, 2016
Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organisation known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to ...

Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organisation known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  December 3, 2015
James Moriarty, still out there in the shadows, challenges Sherlock to the ultimate test. There can only be one victor - has our hero finally met his match?

James Moriarty, still out there in the shadows, challenges Sherlock to the ultimate test. There can only be one victor - has our hero finally met his match?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

ABC2  |  January 17, 2016
During part one of the two-part finale, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Rob Pattinson) is cut short when a series of ...

During part one of the two-part finale, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Rob Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King

GO!  |  November 29, 2014
Aragorn leads the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw the dark lord's gaze from Frodo and Sam, who are on the doorstep of Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Aragorn leads the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw the dark lord's gaze from Frodo and Sam, who are on the doorstep of Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Love's Labour's Lost
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Love's Labour's Lost

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 13, 2016
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess ...

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn't long before young love, with it's glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male 'academy'. Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life, is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's comic arsenal: from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parodies.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

GO!  |  November 15, 2014
In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit has been entrusted with an ancient ring. Now he must embark on an epic quest in order to destroy it.

In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit has been entrusted with an ancient ring. Now he must embark on an epic quest in order to destroy it.

LA Confidential
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LA Confidential

GEM  |  March 29, 2015
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal 1950s LA police force use different methods to uncover a conspiracy which led to the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night ...

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal 1950s LA police force use different methods to uncover a conspiracy which led to the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Z For Zachariah
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Z For Zachariah

Masterpiece  |  July 16, 2016
In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight ...

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he's nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Sherlock
1:29:40

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  November 12, 2015
This case finds Sherlock becoming embroiled in the dark and murky waters of blackmail. He needs every one of his remarkable skills to survive, let alone solve the case.

This case finds Sherlock becoming embroiled in the dark and murky waters of blackmail. He needs every one of his remarkable skills to survive, let alone solve the case.

Sherlock
1:30:00

Sherlock: The Sign Of Three

Season 3  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  January 27, 2016
Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all - delivering a best man's speech.

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all - delivering a best man's speech.

Merry Wives Of Windsor
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Merry Wives Of Windsor

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 11, 2016
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

Rumble Fish
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Rumble Fish

SBS VICELAND  |  April 26, 2017
Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola directs this unforgettable story of a young man's struggle to live up to his adored brother's reputation in an impoverished ...

Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola directs this unforgettable story of a young man's struggle to live up to his adored brother's reputation in an impoverished industrial town. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke are Rusty James and The Motorcycle Boy, and lead an all-star cast including Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and Diane Lane. This extraordinary adaptation of the best-seller by SE Hinton features a Golden Globe-winning score by Stewart Copeland of The Police, and reminds us that if you're going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go.

The Kite Runner
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The Kite Runner

Masterpiece  |  June 5, 2016
Based on Khaled Hosseini's stuning debut novel. As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark ...

Based on Khaled Hosseini's stuning debut novel. As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past and redeem himself in ways he never expected, by displaying the ultimate in courage and devotion to his friend.

Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre

7two  |  December 31, 2015
In a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre is a mousy governess for the cold and moody, Mr Rochester. As she persists to understand him, she discovers ...

In a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre is a mousy governess for the cold and moody, Mr Rochester. As she persists to understand him, she discovers a terrible secret.

Spies Of Warsaw
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Spies Of Warsaw

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 9, 2016
Colonel Mercier is the military attach? stationed in Warsaw 1937, while the shadow of Hitler's regime looms over Europe. Adaptation of Alan Furst's celebrated spy novel.

Colonel Mercier is the military attach? stationed in Warsaw 1937, while the shadow of Hitler's regime looms over Europe. Adaptation of Alan Furst's celebrated spy novel.

Tomorrow, When the War Began
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Tomorrow, When the War Began

ELEVEN  |  September 26, 2017
When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers with no miltary training band together to fight a well-armed invasion force.

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers with no miltary training band together to fight a well-armed invasion force.

Madame Bovary
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Madame Bovary

Masterpiece  |  August 9, 2016
Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm ...

Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage. This sumptuous period drama features a superb cast including Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). Flaubert's classic novel comes to life.

The Fault in Our Stars
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The Fault in Our Stars

ELEVEN  |  December 10, 2016
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary cancer patients who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that begins a lifeaffirming journey to visit a ...

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary cancer patients who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that begins a lifeaffirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Schindler's List
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Schindler's List

SBS  |  March 26, 2016
This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and ...

This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womaniser, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.

Today's complex structure of classrooms make it difficult to use a single approach to teach reading and writing. This literacy focus playlist assists in teaching reading and writing to all learners.
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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