The Directors
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The Directors: John Schlesinger

Season 4 Episode 7 Smooth/Arts May 20, 2020

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English director, John Schlesinger CBE was born in Hampstead, London in 1926. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy and was nominated for Darling, ...

English director, John Schlesinger CBE was born in Hampstead, London in 1926. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy and was nominated for Darling, starring Julie Christie and Sunday Bloody Sunday) Other notable hits include Marathon Man (1976) starring Dustin Hoffman, Yanks (1979) with Richard Gere and The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) with Sean Penn.

Lee Lin Chin's Fashionista
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Lee Lin Chin's Fashionista: The Stylist

Season 2 Episode 4 SBS Viceland May 19, 2020

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This short fashion newsflash tells what's cutting-edge in the world of Australian fashion. With SBS TV's iconic fashion guru, Lee Lin Chin.

This short fashion newsflash tells what's cutting-edge in the world of Australian fashion. With SBS TV's iconic fashion guru, Lee Lin Chin.

The Directors
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The Directors: Peter Weir

Season 4 Episode 6 Smooth/Arts May 13, 2020

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Australian Director, Peter Weir, was born in August 1944. A leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970-1990), with films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock ...

Australian Director, Peter Weir, was born in August 1944. A leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970-1990), with films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). Weir then directed American and international films hits, including Academy Award-nominated Witness (1985) starring Harrison Ford, Dead Poets Society (1989), comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998).

The Directors
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The Directors: Robert Altman

Season 4 Episode 4 Smooth/Arts April 29, 2020

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American Film Director, Robert Altman was born in 1925. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director, he was considered a "maverick" in making films with his ...

American Film Director, Robert Altman was born in 1925. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director, he was considered a "maverick" in making films with his satirical aesthetic. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema, with a reputation for being "anti-Hollywood" and non-conformist in both his themes and directing style. His films include MASH (1970), McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), Nashville (1975), The Player (1992) and Gosford Park (2001).

The Directors
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The Directors: Joseph L Mankiewicz

Season 4 Episode 3 Smooth/Arts April 22, 2020

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Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was born in Pennsylvania in 1909 had a long Hollywood career, and won the Oscar back-to-back for both Best Director and Best Screenplay for A Letter to ...

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was born in Pennsylvania in 1909 had a long Hollywood career, and won the Oscar back-to-back for both Best Director and Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950) starring Bette Davis. During his long career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote forty-eight screenplays. He also produced The Philadelphia Story in 1941. However, he is best known for the films he directed, Guys and Dolls, Cleopatra and the Barefoot Contessa starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart.

Vermeer Beyond Time
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Vermeer Beyond Time

Episode 1 Smooth/Arts April 7, 2020

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Johannes Vermeer is one of the most loved, treasured and well-known artists in the world today. Images from his paintings have become part of our collective imagination and ...

Johannes Vermeer is one of the most loved, treasured and well-known artists in the world today. Images from his paintings have become part of our collective imagination and are instantly recognisable. French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Cottet adopts an imaginative and sensitive approach to his subject focusing on the work itself, but also choosing to explore Vermeer's family life including his conversion to Catholicism, his artistic contemporaries and the wider world of the short-lived Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. Cottet explores the individual paintings and teases out what has come to be known as the Vermeer style: the representation of light, the interplay of colour and the effects of perspective across the same themes, places and objects.

Faboriginal
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Faboriginal: Truth Telling

Season 1 Episode 8 NITV April 2, 2020

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Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore art through the subject of Truth Telling. Guests include Christine Anu, Meyne Wyatt, Brendon ...

Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore art through the subject of Truth Telling. Guests include Christine Anu, Meyne Wyatt, Brendon Boney, and Shari Sebbens.

Obsessions: Julie Dowling
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Obsessions: Julie Dowling

NITV March 26, 2020

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An up-close-and personal profile of passionate artist Julie Dowling.

An up-close-and personal profile of passionate artist Julie Dowling.

Faboriginal
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Faboriginal: Rights

Season 1 Episode 6 NITV March 19, 2020

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Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore art through the subject of Rights. Guests include Emma Donovan, Matt Ford, Ian Zaro, and Bjorn ...

Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore art through the subject of Rights. Guests include Emma Donovan, Matt Ford, Ian Zaro, and Bjorn Stewart.

The Directors
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The Directors: Sergio Leone

Season 3 Episode 10 Smooth/Arts March 11, 2020

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Italian Film maker, Sergio Leone, is credited as the inventor of the Spaghetti Western. His directing style of extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots alongside his ...

Italian Film maker, Sergio Leone, is credited as the inventor of the Spaghetti Western. His directing style of extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots alongside his collaboration with film composer Ennio Morricone, has made him one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema.. His career includes the Clint Eastwood Trlogy: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966); and the epic Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), and Once Upon a Time in America (1984).

Faboriginal
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Faboriginal: Environment

Season 1 Episode 4 NITV March 5, 2020

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Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore art through the subject of Environment. Guests include Leah Flanagan, Ursula Yovich, Leon ...

Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore art through the subject of Environment. Guests include Leah Flanagan, Ursula Yovich, Leon Filewood and Dion Williams.

The Directors
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The Directors: Carol Reed

Season 3 Episode 9 Smooth/Arts March 4, 2020

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Carol Reed was an English film director known for Odd Man Out (1947), Night Train to Munich (1948) The Fallen Idol (1948), Our Man in Havana (1959) and the musical Oliver! ...

Carol Reed was an English film director known for Odd Man Out (1947), Night Train to Munich (1948) The Fallen Idol (1948), Our Man in Havana (1959) and the musical Oliver! (1968) for which he received the Academy Award for Best Director. However his greatest film for which his is best known perhaps is his adaptation of Graham Greene's The Third Man (1949) starring Orson Welles and featuring the iconic Anton Karas 'Harry Lime' theme.

The Directors
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The Directors: Alan J Pakula

Season 3 Episode 8 Smooth/Arts February 26, 2020

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Alan J Pakula's subjects often drew from the murky and paranoid world of American politics with is noted trilogy Klute (1971), The Parallax View (1974) and All the President's ...

Alan J Pakula's subjects often drew from the murky and paranoid world of American politics with is noted trilogy Klute (1971), The Parallax View (1974) and All the President's Men (1976), He was nominated for three Academy Awards including his adaptation of Harper Lee's , To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sophie's Choice (1982). His passion for the political thriller continued with John Grisham's The Pelican Brief (1993) which he wrote, produced and directed.

Faboriginal
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Faboriginal: Longing

Season 1 Episode 2 NITV February 20, 2020

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Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art through the subject of Longing. Guests include ...

Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art through the subject of Longing. Guests include Brendon Boney, Leila Gurruwiwi, Ursula Yovich and Ben Graetz.

The Directors
45:44

The Directors: Robert Wise

Season 3 Episode 7 Smooth/Arts February 19, 2020

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Filmmaker, Robert Wise, won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his musicals West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for ...

Filmmaker, Robert Wise, won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his musicals West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941). Wise achieved critical success as a director in other genres: horror, noir, western, war, and science fiction. Films include The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), The Haunting (1963), and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

The Artists of Ali Curung
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The Artists of Ali Curung

NITV February 12, 2020

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Opened in 2008, the Arlpwe Arts Centre and Gallery, in the town of Ali Curung, 350km north of Alice Springs, provides a focus for the work of a diverse range of Indigenous artists.

Opened in 2008, the Arlpwe Arts Centre and Gallery, in the town of Ali Curung, 350km north of Alice Springs, provides a focus for the work of a diverse range of Indigenous artists.

Focus on Ability Film Festival
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Focus on Ability Film Festival: 2019

SBS November 16, 2019

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The Focus On Ability Film Festival is a short film festival that is aimed at raising awareness of the abilities of people with a disability, with participants from all over ...

The Focus On Ability Film Festival is a short film festival that is aimed at raising awareness of the abilities of people with a disability, with participants from all over the globe competing for over $160,000 worth of cash and prizes. Films must be a maximum of five minutes' duration and carry the theme of focusing on the ability of people with a disability. 2019 saw a total of 244 entries, including 104 school entrants and 61 international films from across 26 countries.

Face of Britain by Simon Schama
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Face of Britain by Simon Schama: The Face in the Mirror

Season 1 Episode 5 Smooth/Arts October 21, 2019

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In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the ...

In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the artists who produced them and the human condition. From Tracy Emin's bed, a relic of our confessional age, to Lucien Freud's searing examinations of his ageing body, the film explores how all self-portraits stand on a knife-edge between self-indulgence and self-scrutiny. Schama explores the daring first glimmers of self-portraiture in a 13th-century manuscript, and how the incarceration of artist Gerlach Flicke led to the creation of the first English self-portrait that looks us straight in the eye. He shows how the frustrated potential of artist Isaac Fuller led to a self-portrait of unprecedented poignancy, and how the romantic imagination of Samuel Palmer created works of visionary beauty. Laura Knight's use of her own image to defy the male-dominated art establishment, and William Orpen's painted search for his own identity during World War I reflect the complex motivations that have driven artists to make themselves the subject of their work. Visiting the hundreds of figures that make up Antony Gormley's monumental sculpture Another Place, Schama reflects on this collective self-portrait that inspires us all to contemplate our place in the world.