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.

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape
54:01

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape

FOXTEL Arts November 14, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to ...

After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to reconnect with what makes Russian literature so remarkable. With dramatic readings by Stephen Fry and award-winning original animations, the distinct worlds of some of Russia's most powerful imaginations are bought to life. Six contemporary Russian authors take us on a journey through the country's literature, its influences, its role in shaping social and political change and its relationship with power. This program showcases some of Russia's most remarkable modern talent with intimate personal encounters with Russia's most talented contemporary authors. In Moscow we march with the poet who leads many of the anti-Putin demonstrations, and we sit in the flat of the former scientist who only turned to writing after she fell afoul of the KGB in the 1970s. We meet the former Special Forces officer who writes touchingly of provincial life, but idolises Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent - and Stalin. We are taken by a master of chilling horror stories to the secret spot in Moscow's Gorky Park where the old Soviet-era rides of her childhood are being dismantled. Audiences will discover writers like the astounding Armenian writer, Ludmila Ulitskaya, who spent her entire adult life writing an 1000-page fantasy masterpiece. Lastly, the film treats audiences to an exclusive interview with Russia's most scandalous and violent literary novelist Vladimir Sorokin (critically acclaimed by the New York Review of Books) who compared the ruling Putin clique to the medieval torturers who served Ivan the Terrible. This program allows audiences to question not only what they thought they knew about Russian literature but also what they think they know about Russia. Each writer has their own surprising voice, often with more in common with Julian Barnes and Jonathan Franzen than Gogol or Tolstoy.

Dickens In America
29:06

Dickens In America: Philadelphia

Season 1 Episode 5 FOXTEL Arts November 20, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week sees Margolyes arrive in Philadelphia to find an unnaturally Dickens-obsessed city. The city of Brotherly Love still has the prison that Dickens writes about as well ...

This week sees Margolyes arrive in Philadelphia to find an unnaturally Dickens-obsessed city. The city of Brotherly Love still has the prison that Dickens writes about as well as one of the most active Dickens societies in America, a Dickens drinking club for men, Dickens' pet raven, stuffed, mounted and on display in the local library and the only life size statue of Dickens anywhere in the world. Is this a town gone mad?

Dickens In America
31:24

Dickens In America: Washington And Richmond

Season 1 Episode 6 FOXTEL Arts November 21, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Margolyes continues her travels in Dickens footsteps to Washington DC this capital of tobacco tinctured saliva where she meets a pistol-packing Christian Minister, talks to ...

Margolyes continues her travels in Dickens footsteps to Washington DC this capital of tobacco tinctured saliva where she meets a pistol-packing Christian Minister, talks to the inmates of the local penitentiary and tours the tobacco factories of Virginia.

Dickens In America
30:35

Dickens In America: Pittsburgh To Louisville

Season 1 Episode 7 FOXTEL Arts November 22, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week she follows Dickens inland 1,000 miles along the course of the Ohio River to Louisville Kentucky in the company of cowboys and crazies, she is taught how to improve ...

This week she follows Dickens inland 1,000 miles along the course of the Ohio River to Louisville Kentucky in the company of cowboys and crazies, she is taught how to improve her manners by an American Etiquette instructor, she meets the unlikely Dr Mesmer and the Harmonites of the New Society for Universal Harmony, and attends the Kentucky Derby - yee haw!

Dickens In America
29:00

Dickens In America: St Louis And The Midwest

Season 1 Episode 8 FOXTEL Arts November 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week we see Margolyes arrive in St Louis having sailed down the Ohio River on one of the last remaining Mississippi steamboats. She attempts to teach a class at American ...

This week we see Margolyes arrive in St Louis having sailed down the Ohio River on one of the last remaining Mississippi steamboats. She attempts to teach a class at American high school, visits Cairo (the inspiration for a setting for Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit) and meets members of the United Houma Indian Nation on a sacred burial ground.

Dickens In America
29:01

Dickens In America: Canada

Season 1 Episode 9 FOXTEL Arts November 24, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week sees Margolyes cross the American/Canadian border to meet several obsessive Canadian Victorian collectors, learns what it took to be a 19th century ladies' maid and ...

This week sees Margolyes cross the American/Canadian border to meet several obsessive Canadian Victorian collectors, learns what it took to be a 19th century ladies' maid and treads the boards in a reconstruction of a play produced by Dickens during his stay in Canada. She also visits Niagara, tacky and spectacular in equal parts and ends up in a very snowy Montreal.

Dickens In America
29:02

Dickens In America: The End Of The Journey

Season 1 Episode 10 FOXTEL Arts November 27, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Miriam turns towards home after a 6000 mile overland journey and heads south from Montreal down the Hudson River Valley, visiting the Shaker community of Mount Lebanon and the ...

Miriam turns towards home after a 6000 mile overland journey and heads south from Montreal down the Hudson River Valley, visiting the Shaker community of Mount Lebanon and the army cadets of West Point Military Academy.

Romeo And Juliet
2:40:46

Romeo And Juliet

FOXTEL Arts November 27, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another ...

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families - and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold. With its wonderful combination of lyricism, suspense and dramatic changes of mood, Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale is one of the greatest of all love stories.

Secret Treasures of the British Library
49:54

Secret Treasures of the British Library: Augustan Poets

Season 2 Episode 4 FOXTEL Arts December 9, 2016

English

Literature

Modern History

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the ...

The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the century following the accession of King Charles II was a magnificent age, and in poetry, the era produced some the country's greatest ever men of verse. Drawing on contemporary events for subject matter and the classical past for inspiration, John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson defined the poetic spirit of the time. These men were the greatest poets of the English Augustan Age.

The Devil Wears Prada
1:42:12

The Devil Wears Prada

Ten December 11, 2016

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In New York, a naive young woman scores a job as the second assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly of Runway fashion magazine.

In New York, a naive young woman scores a job as the second assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly of Runway fashion magazine.

Wordplay
1:25:21

Wordplay

SBS April 2, 2017

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle, its editor Will Shortz and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base Shortz has built and nurtured during his 12-year ...

An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle, its editor Will Shortz and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base Shortz has built and nurtured during his 12-year tenure at the paper. Crossword aficionados Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart speak about their love and fascination for the New York Times' particular brand of crossword. The film also takes us to the final of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament where the top three contestants compete in front of a room full of admirers.

Unschooled: Save Our Future
1:07:16

Unschooled: Save Our Future

NITV April 23, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Save our Future founder Charlotte Austin Jordan began dedicating her life to reaching inner city teens after experiencing her own personal tragedies.

Save our Future founder Charlotte Austin Jordan began dedicating her life to reaching inner city teens after experiencing her own personal tragedies.

Genius Of The Modern World
59:15

Genius Of The Modern World

Episode 2 The History Channel August 5, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of a man whose work is among the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. Nietzsche's dislike ...

Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of a man whose work is among the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. Nietzsche's dislike of systems and of seeking truths left his ideas ambiguous and sometimes incoherent.

The Book Show
53:01

The Book Show: Russell Kane

Season 7 Episode 8 Arts September 4, 2017

English

Literacy

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Marina Lewycka, Russell Kane and Sir Andrew Motion.

Inside Game Of Thrones
25:32

Inside Game Of Thrones: A Day In The Life Of The Show

Showcase September 23, 2017

English

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This special takes Game of Thrones fans behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the epic, smash-hit drama series, focusing on a single day of production across three ...

This special takes Game of Thrones fans behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the epic, smash-hit drama series, focusing on a single day of production across three countries - Croatia, Ireland and Spain. Featuring interviews with members of the talented, international production team as they discuss the staggering logistical challenges of shooting simultaneously in three countries. The special also includes a look at the creation of key scenes for the fifth season, as well as candid moments with the actors on set.

Making Child Prodigies
27:59

Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 29, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Meet pianist Anwen, who is living her dream at the world's most prestigious music school; professional artist Aelita, who is preparing for an upcoming show; and the ...

Meet pianist Anwen, who is living her dream at the world's most prestigious music school; professional artist Aelita, who is preparing for an upcoming show; and the intellectually gifted Finn, who's designing his very own rocket.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
9:48

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Aelita

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 4, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her ...

Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her home-schooling, her hobbies, and her menagerie of pets.