Far From The Madding Crowd
1:53:53

Far From The Madding Crowd

Masterpiece July 15, 2016

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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.

My Amityville Horror
1:33:17

My Amityville Horror

Crime + Investigation July 15, 2016

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For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went ...

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. Documentary film maker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.

The Tempest
2:34:15

The Tempest

Smooth/Arts February 25, 2019

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Disgrace
1:53:09

Disgrace

ABC September 7, 2015

English

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11-12
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Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual ...

Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual molestation.

In The Heat Of The Night
1:45:34

In The Heat Of The Night

ABC October 7, 2015

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While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.

While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.

Finding 1984
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Finding 1984

Foxtel Arts October 12, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that ...

Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that Orwell wrote in 1948.

An Angel At My Table
2:31:17

An Angel At My Table

STUDIO November 21, 2011

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11-12
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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
1:38:50

Looking for Alibrandi

Showtime Drama June 12, 2010

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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. Based on the acclaimed novel by Melina Marchetta.

Romeo + Juliet
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Romeo + Juliet

Masterpiece August 29, 2014

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11-12
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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.

Romeo + Juliet
1:55:01

Romeo + Juliet

Masterpiece August 29, 2014

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11-12
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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.

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

GO! November 22, 2014

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11-12
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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

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11-12
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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.

Sherlock
1:29:17

Sherlock: His Last Vow

Season 3 Episode 3 ABC February 4, 2016

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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.

Sherlock
1:30:00

Sherlock: The Empty Hearse

Season 3 Episode 1 ABC January 21, 2016

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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.

Great Expectations
1:46:50

Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

9-10
11-12
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This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2:04:04

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

TCM February 15, 2016

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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.

The Kite Runner
2:02:44

The Kite Runner

Masterpiece June 5, 2016

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9-10
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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.

Sherlock
1:28:32

Sherlock: The Blind Banker

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC October 30, 2015

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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.