In Search Of The Ideal Hollywood Male
52:10

In Search Of The Ideal Hollywood Male

Foxtel Arts September 10, 2015

Media arts

Drama

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary explores how the film industry's most famous men set the standards for the archetypal man through the years.

This documentary explores how the film industry's most famous men set the standards for the archetypal man through the years.

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
2:02:27

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

SBS World Movies June 6, 2015

Media arts

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From legendary martial arts director Tsui Hark comes this action epic starring Jet Li. Dragon Inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its ...

From legendary martial arts director Tsui Hark comes this action epic starring Jet Li. Dragon Inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure is supposedly only revealed every 60 years by a mighty storm. With the storm approaching, groups arrive at the Dragon Inn desperate to find the treasure - from gangs of marauders, to the Imperial Assassins, to the righteous General Zhao (Li). As they find themselves locked within the Inn, the stage is set for a violent game of cat and mouse. (Movie) (Martial Arts)

The 70th Annual Tony Awards
2:30:49

The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Foxtel Arts June 15, 2016

Media arts

Music

Dance

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Hosted by James Corden, the Tony Awards honours theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and this year it will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in ...

Hosted by James Corden, the Tony Awards honours theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and this year it will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The awards ceremony will include musical performances and celebrity presenters.

Masterclass
21:38

Masterclass: Casting

Season 1 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts September 28, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This ...

Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This in-depth look at lessons learned from both film and TV, with case studies from Bobby's independent films Manhood and Jack the Dog, as well as guest casting experiences on Lost, offers practical lessons in how to cast across media, when to trust your intuition and when to listen to casting directors, and which common casting mistakes are easy to avoid.

Masterclass
21:21

Masterclass: Editing

Season 1 Episode 9 FOXTEL Arts November 5, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the ...

If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the fast-spaced editing in the television world and compares it with the more flexible possibilities of independent cinema, uncovering multiple lessons that can be gleaned from each. In the end, editing is another type of writing, an essential tool for directors to craft their visions.

Reelside
23:05

Reelside: Evan Goldberg

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts October 8, 2016

Media arts

English

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Director Taylor Clarke catches Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen in LA on the set of big budget comedy Neighbours and at the premiere of their more personal project, This is the ...

Director Taylor Clarke catches Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen in LA on the set of big budget comedy Neighbours and at the premiere of their more personal project, This is the End. On the crux of the next big step forward in their careers, they share their journey from Canadian boys to making it big in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the pair guide rising talent Matt Bass through an endless string of rejections.

Reelside
28:11

Reelside: Superheroes

Season 1 Episode 6 FOXTEL Arts October 29, 2016

Media arts

English

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Matthew Lochner is on a journey to create his own superhero concept complete with a trailer. Along the way, Matthew enlists the help of Stephen Amell (Arrow), David Hayter ...

Matthew Lochner is on a journey to create his own superhero concept complete with a trailer. Along the way, Matthew enlists the help of Stephen Amell (Arrow), David Hayter (X-Men) and Lloyd Kaufman (The Troma Empire, Toxic Avenger) to understand what it means to be a superhero, what's behind the genre, and what it means to fans while uncovering glimpses of what drives them in their careers.

Dial H For Hitchcock
1:41:08

Dial H For Hitchcock

Foxtel Arts January 26, 2017

Media arts

Drama

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as ...

A fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds. The movie also covers his television years and neatly examines the Hitchcock signature touches, from his inevitable brief cameo to his famous MacGuffin. Kevin Spacey narrates, and there are interviews with his delightful daughter Pat as well as such film directors as Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Robert Altman, Ronald Neame and Peter Bogdanovich, along with cast and crew members Tippi Hedren, Joseph Stefano, Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Teresa Wright and Janet Leigh.

Reelside
27:37

Reelside: George A. Romero

Season 1 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts October 1, 2016

Media arts

English

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Wanting to explore filmmaking in a pre-digital era, Phillip Riccio turns to his mentor, horror film icon, George A Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow). Together they ...

Wanting to explore filmmaking in a pre-digital era, Phillip Riccio turns to his mentor, horror film icon, George A Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow). Together they remake one of Romero's lost films. Romero guides Phil through 16mm filmmaking, including shooting and cutting actual film, and through the transition to digital. Romero reminisces about his long career along the way.

Van Gogh: Painted With Words
50:07

Van Gogh: Painted With Words

Foxtel Arts May 30, 2016

Media arts

Visual arts

History

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent Van Gogh to perfection in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama. Based on years of painstaking research, with every single ...

Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent Van Gogh to perfection in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama. Based on years of painstaking research, with every single word of dialogue sourced from his original writings, this is the artist's story, in his own words. For 18 years from 1872, Van Gogh chronicled his eventful life through some 900 letters to his younger brother Theo. The correspondence documents in vivid detail his travels and various occupations in the Netherlands, Belgium, England and France. Also explored, is his obsessive religious zeal, his artistic calling, the evolution of his skills, the way he used art and literature to discover and define himself, and the periods of mental instability and depression that plagued him during the years preceding his suicide. Now, this film weaves together the painter's recorded experiences into a compelling story. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilised and yet tormented man.

Showrunners: Art of Running a TV Show
1:27:59

Showrunners: Art of Running a TV Show

Smooth/Arts November 22, 2018

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary explores the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These are the people responsible for creating, ...

This documentary explores the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These are the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United State's biggest exports - television drama and comedy series. Often described as the most complex job in the entertainment business, a showrunner is the chief writer/producer on a TV series and, in most instances, the show's creator. Battling daily between art and commerce, showrunners manage every aspect of a TV show's development and production; creative, financial and logistical. Featuring interviews with the showrunners behind Lost, Boardwalk Empire, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Person of Interest and Revenge.

Making The Monkees
50:02

Making The Monkees

Arts May 29, 2017

Media arts

Music

Business and economics

9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In 1967, four unknown actors in a kids' TV show became the biggest pop band in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees. With ...

In 1967, four unknown actors in a kids' TV show became the biggest pop band in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees. With their anarchic TV show and contagious pop songs they attracted a cult following that survives to this day. The Monkees were no ordinary band: they are credited as being the industry's first manufactured pop group. Behind the sugary smiles and bubblegum pop songs lay a cut-throat business enterprise fuelled by money, ego and the ambition of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. A business enterprise that, ultimately, was to end in tears. This program charts the rise and fall of this unlikely pop group, telling the inside story of four young men who were hand-picked to become overnight superstars, melting the hearts of teenyboppers around the globe and earning their creators huge record sales.

Tropfest Australia 22
2:36:41

Tropfest Australia 22

SBS2 December 8, 2013

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Australia's most prestigious and iconic short film festival Tropfest will celebrate its 22nd birthday at its new home on SBS 2 as it's broadcast live from Centennial Park, and ...

Australia's most prestigious and iconic short film festival Tropfest will celebrate its 22nd birthday at its new home on SBS 2 as it's broadcast live from Centennial Park, and the good news is everyone's invited. Hosting the Tropfest party this year is Marc Fennell, Adam Spencer and Yumi Stynes.

Shintaro!
51:31

Shintaro!

SBS November 4, 2009

Media arts

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the 1960s, with the WWII Pacific conflict with Japan still fresh in the memories of most adult Australians, a TV show that was completely Japanese in traditional culture, ...

In the 1960s, with the WWII Pacific conflict with Japan still fresh in the memories of most adult Australians, a TV show that was completely Japanese in traditional culture, dress, martial arts and violence appeared suddenly on Australian after-school screens. Within weeks, The Samurai kicked The Mickey Mouse Club off its mantle to become the most popular children's show in Australia.

Roger Waters: The Wall
2:05:19

Roger Waters: The Wall

SBS Viceland May 27, 2017

Media arts

Music

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in this concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the ...

Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in this concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, this concept film is a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. Waters, together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators, brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience.

Paris
38:33

Paris

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 25, 2016

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
While Michel Ardent sends out a search party to find his son, we learn that Alexia is the son of Cathy and Yvon Penmarch, and the mistress of the Prosecutor Pierre Lanvin. But ...

While Michel Ardent sends out a search party to find his son, we learn that Alexia is the son of Cathy and Yvon Penmarch, and the mistress of the Prosecutor Pierre Lanvin. But Lanvin's wife Noemie has discovered his double life, and Judge Milo suspects Lanvin of having authorised the theft of the file compromising the prime minister. Angel, who has carried out the theft, fails to take the money with which he intended to repay Sacha: it's in the hands of Jennifer, Sacha's girlfriend. In French.

The Vice Guide to Film
21:31

The Vice Guide to Film: Todd Haynes

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS Viceland September 26, 2017

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Julianne Moore, Kyle Chandler and Kelly Reichardt contemplate the visually rich, politically charged cinema of Todd Haynes, from his subversive indie films to the ...

Julianne Moore, Kyle Chandler and Kelly Reichardt contemplate the visually rich, politically charged cinema of Todd Haynes, from his subversive indie films to the Oscar-nominated melodramas that made him the most acclaimed American director of his era.

The Vice Guide to Film
21:39

The Vice Guide to Film: John Carpenter

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS Viceland October 24, 2017

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Eli Roth, Rob Zombie and David Keith share their reactions of shock and awe to the terrifying and innovative films of John Carpenter as the director reflects on his love-hate ...

Eli Roth, Rob Zombie and David Keith share their reactions of shock and awe to the terrifying and innovative films of John Carpenter as the director reflects on his love-hate relationship with Hollywood, and what it takes to be a master of horror.