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Big Screen Small Screen


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Product Code: 978-1-876757-10-6

edited by Mark Howie

Big Screen Small Screen is a practical resource for teaching film to students from Year 7 to 11. Experienced teachers from around Australia and overseas have used classroom experience to provide a variety of approaches to films ranging from multiplex blockbusters to award winning art-house films.

The units of work in the book, which include photocopiable worksheets, encourage students to explore and articulate such things as

  •      film techniques
  •      genre
  •      audience
  •      representation
  •      ideology
  •      notions of ‘mainstream’ and alternative’

and how these shape their response to a film.


  • Introduction
  • The Neverending Story (G)
  • The Princess Bride (PG)
  • Shrek (PG)
  • The Iron Giant (PG)
  • The Bear
  • King Arthur on Film:
  • Merlin of the Crystal Cave (PG)
  • Merlin (PG)
  • Excalibur (M)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG)
  • Shine (PG)
  • Seven Up (G)
  • McLibel (PG)
  • Hoop Dreams (M 15+)
  • 'Never Work With Children'
  • Kolya (PG)
  • Central Station (M 15 + )
  • Billy Elliot (M 15+)
  • The 'Red Curtain' Films of Baz Luhrmann
  • Strictly Ballroom (PG)
  • Romeo + Juliet (MA)
  • Moulin Rouge (M 15 + )
  • Beneath Clouds (M 15 +)