Behind the magic - Why do films matter?

What does the film industry do to keep you coming back for more?
Mark Hadley
Giles Hardie
Thu Jun 22nd, 2017
Film and TV

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?

Watch ...

  • 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