George Clooney, Clive Owen and Emma Watson examine the bold moves and revolutionary innovations of Alfonso Cuaron, the Mexican director and Gravity creator whose wildly diverse movies share a uniquely visceral impact.
Young Yuda has become a martial arts master after years of study under his mentor in his sleepy home village. Having come of age, he is sent to a relative's house in the city as a rite of passage. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending a young orphan from a human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic Ratger.
Claire is brought to L Hopital Des Anges where doctors try to save her life and that of her unborn baby. King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of practising the dark arts one an enemy, one a friend.
Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Assayas and others explore the hypnotic, sensuous and dangerous worlds of Claire Denis, whose provocative takes on sex, violence and politics have made her one of the leading figures in world cinema.
Russell Crowe, Sigourney Weaver and Geena Davis reflect on the visionary veteran who has taken us from the dystopian futures of Alien and Blade Runner to the ancient past of Gladiator and the troubled present of Thelma and Louise.
Actor/director Clint Eastwood tells his life story, from his childhood in depression-era California to his astonishing rise to superstardom. Each major period of Eastwood's life is juxtaposed with a corresponding phase in the thematic development of his work.
An intriguing documentary that provides a remarkable insight into the mind of probably the most critically acclaimed director of recent times. Regularly acknowledged as the greatest American filmmaker of his generation, Martin Scorsese takes the audience on an entertaining and fascinating journey through all of his major films.
The most controversial sex scenes are the ones that really push the envelope - from Lolita to Secretary to Nine Songs. This final episode has everything from real sex on screen to S&M and fetish. The films that are explored exemplify how cinema can be used to express the vast range of human sexuality.
Not Quite Hollywood is an eye-popping celebration of Australian cult films of the '70s and early '80s. It irreverently documents an era when Australian cinema got its gear off and flashed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor action. Bursting with adrenaline-pumping film clips and outrageous anecdotes from Ozploitation fans and survivors, including Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Hopper, Jamie Lee Curtis and Barry Humphries.
Since the earliest film images were created, sex and nudity have been part of cinema - audiences have been both titillated and horrified by what they've seen. But who is to decide what is appropriate to show on screen? This episode examines how filmmakers, the film industry and special interest groups have attempted to both regulate and set free the images that filmmakers create and who gets to see them.
Lars Von Trier's daring, controversial films have made him an art-house superstar. In all-new interviews, his long-time collaborators Jean-Marc Barr and Skellan Skarsgaard reflect on the director's themes and obsessions.
In this exquisitely made and terrifying horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unravelling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
Ewan McGregor, James McAvoy and Freida Pinto discuss the vitality and velocity that course through director Danny Boyle's stories of Mumbai slumdogs, Scottish junkies and other characters facing the fight of their lives.
George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and John Turturro analyse the auteur tag team of Joel and Ethan Coen, sharing stories from the set and breaking down scenes from Oscar-winning classics Fargo and No Country For Old Men.
This documentary explores the hidden and forgotten secrets of the iconic National Lampoon. From the '70s to the '90s, the National Lampoon was the most outrageous comedy in print. The groundbreaking humour magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability, parodying everything from politics religion, entertainment and the American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revenues and iconic movies, including Animal House and The National Lampoon's Vacation. National Lampoon launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.
Once a powerful ninja, Kamui decides to walk away from his violent ways and seek a peaceful life. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honour. They become good friends, and life at the seaside seems idyllic. But one day, a band of pirates arrive. It seems that Kamui's past life is catching up to him. Now he must draw upon his shadowy arts if he hopes to escape with his life.
Elizabeth Moss and more of the director's collaborators tackle the challenging questions about women and men that fascinate Jane Campion, the New Zealander who remains the only female director to win Cannes' top prize.
Matthew McConaughey, Vanessa Paradis and Marc-Andre Grondin take a close look at Jean-Marc Vallee, a director whose films boast a raw emotional charge whether they're inspired by his life in Montreal or push Hollywood stars to their limits.
Kristen Dunst, James Woods and Stephen Dorff explore the films of Sofia Coppola and the stylised yet personal worlds she creates whether her setting is the Tokyo hotel of Lost in Translation or the Court of Versailles in Marie Antoinette.
A moving story of the Scottish struggle against the English. William Wallace is a medieval patriot whose single-handed slaying of an entire platoon after they ravage his young bride leads to all-out war in some of the most spectacular battle scenes ever brought to film.
Distracted by her burgeoning small business, Helen tasks Noah with representing the family at a literary award ceremony for her father. A chance encounter with Alison and her grandmother leads to an uncomfortable truth.
Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that ended and shamed their careers when the killings begin again. This stylish film noir was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.
Follow the erotic journey of forty-something Abby, a lesbian housewife who becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating until a woman from her own social circle becomes a client.
An award-winning tale of revenge, love and betrayal featuring Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai. Outlaw and local hero Beera kidnaps the wife of the police inspector who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.
Claire decides to use her medical skills to aid her escape from Castle Leoch - with Jamie's help, she tends to an ill child. During an evening's entertainment, a story gives Claire hope for her freedom.
Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.
Sobotka gives his lobbyist grief over the status of port legislation. Russell tells Sobotka the investigation is over, but, in fact, a port computer is cloned and when a container goes missing, the detectives follow.
George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.
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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.