By Michael Frost
Movies, Meaning and Myth-Making
Lessons from Reel Life is an invaluable resource for English teachers and other teachers who are interested in using film in secondary school teaching, and for your library.
Michael Frost and Robert Banks provide an authoritative introduction and analysis of each of the approved curriculum films.
Fifteen key films are examined with a heavy emphasis on Australian films and films with Australian influence. Films include: Life is Beautiful, Star Wars, Strictly Ballroom, The Castle, The Truman Show, Blade Runner and Elizabeth.
For each film there is a reflection sheet with challenging discussion questions and activities for students.
Lessons from Reel Life also provides a comprehensive filmography, identifying the director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, as well as a complete list of the cast members and the characters they play.