Behind the magic - Why do films matter?
Each and every year, people line up all over the world so they can hand over billions of their hard-earned dollars, to sit in a dark room together … and dream.
Hollywood, Bollywood and dozens of other movie industries exercise an undeniable influence over our public consciousness. They are the modern myth-makers. Their stories excite our imaginations, shape our aspirations and inform our expectations.
Why do some films soar while others bomb? Which stories are destined to find a home in our hearts – and why? In short, what’s the formula to creating Movie Magic?
- Giles Hardie shows us "Why movies still matter" despite competing technologies and formats
- Mark Hadley shows us that "There are only 4 Australian films" and discusses what this implies about us
- A panel discussion with Giles, Mark, Justine Toh and Sam Chan as they answer questions from the audience