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  1. 25 October 2022 - Design

    Zanuckville: Australia’s strangest suburb?

    In the 1950s, the Hollywood Western came to Australia; a University of Melbourne expert says the cast and crew were put up in ‘Zanuckville' near Port Augusta.

  2. 20 December 2019 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Where have all the good festive films gone?

    Every festive season, we're used to Christmas schmaltz at the movies, but according to University of Melbourne experts, our film traditions are changing.

  3. 9 July 2019 - Humanities

    Sex and the remake

    A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores the fraught process of remaking a film or TV show, and why updating attitudes to sex may not always work

  4. 10 May 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Cannes vs Netflix: A screen battle of blockbuster proportions

    A University of Melbourne expert looks at the clash between the Cannes Film Festival and Netflix, after films without theatrical distribution were disallowed.

  5. 19 December 2017 - Humanities

    I’m dreaming of a...

    In a new book, a University of Melbourne academic looks at why films sentimentalise Christmas and the holidays without reflecting reality.

  6. 8 December 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Why documentaries matter in an era of fake news

    In an age where the line between truth and fiction is increasingly blurry, the term 'documentary' needs more protection, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 28 April 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Looking for a break in La La Land

    A group of University of Melbourne alumni are building successful careers in Hollywood.

  8. 31 March 2017 - Science Matters

    Alien life as we know it

    Science is showing that the discovery of life on another planet - the premise of the movie Life - is becoming more likely. Our scientist / reviewer explains why

  9. 10 July 2016 - Humanities

    Seven Shakespeare movies you cannot miss

    Seven film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays that stand out because they are both entertaining and deepen our understanding of the Bard's works.

  10. 24 September 2015 - Science Matters

    An astrophysicist meets The Martian

    Does Ridley Scott's new movie pass the science test? Mars-obsessive and astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack finds out.