Behind the magic - Why do films matter?

What does the film industry do to keep you coming back for more?
Speaker(s): 
Mark Hadley
Giles Hardie
Date: 
Thu Jun 22nd, 2017
Film and TV
film
movies

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