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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010). AAP/Paramount PicturesCOVID-19 is changing the way we live. Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of us. But it’s standard fare for the protagonists of young adult (YA) post-disaster novels.
02.07.2020 · From The_Conversation_Australia
How do you translate a complex and turbulent inner state into a visual medium like film, animation or virtual reality? Mental abuse is a widespread but often hidden phenomenon that is extremely difficult to articulate. But it is a challenge the Mental Abuse Matters project (MAM) embraces, aiming to raise awareness by telling stories through animation and virtual reality (VR). In attempting to capture the visceral experience of an abusive relationship, these films can foster understanding and empathy and hopefully prevent further abuse. The spectrum of mental abuse is wide: it happens in couples, between parents and children, with peers, friends and colleagues. It can take many forms, from verbal abuse and intimidation …
19.06.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK
Why do we tell stories, and how are they crafted? In a new series, we unpick the work of the writer on both page and screen. Set against the political backdrop of Australia’s refugee policy and the racism it generates, Mark Grentell’s The Merger (2018) uses the genre of the sports film to explore – and ultimately challenge – the attitudes around this hotly contested topic. Adapted from a comedy play of the same name, written by and starring Damian Callinan (also in the film), The …
06.05.2019 · From The_Conversation_Australia
For the film's 40th anniversary, director Francis Ford Coppola has unveiled Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. The ocean rushes below as suddenly the LOUDSPEAKERS BLARE out Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. So reads the screenplay for the 1979 war movie Apocalypse Now. It describes the sequence in which a squadron of American helicopters blasts Wagner while attacking a Viet Cong village during the Vietnam War. The scene would become one of the most iconic in ...
06.05.2019 · From The_Conversation_Australia