Website of the Week: Slashfilm.com


 

This week’s Website of the Week is slashfilm.com. This site offers a comprehensive range of reviews, news and criticism of movies, TV shows and related entertainment industry stuff. Includes Calendar of upcoming productions, Trailers as well as interviews, audio commentaries and even live broadcasts.

The Cool Stuff tab features TV and Movie merchandise and related paraphernalia for the movie buff and serious collector alike.

 

New Japanese Cinema Resource Page


 Checkout the latest addition to our growing film resources page, Japanese Cinema. Here you’ll find tonnes of info and resources related to Japanese filmmaking, cinema, and Anime. From traditional Kabuki adaptations to the latest Japanese animated films.

お楽しみください!

Website of the Week: What Happened In My Birth Year.com


This week’s Website of the Week is What Happened In My Birth Year.com. This site is  a fun way to find out what was happening in the year of your birth.  It was created by Philipp Lenssen.  You can  Check out more of Philipp Lenssen’s web projects here. Just type in the year of your birth or any other year you want to find out about and this simple site will start scrolling out all the facts, figures, people and things that made that year and that decade special.

Star Wars Day Today. May the Fourth Be With You!


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Today, May the Fourth, is celebrated worldwide as Star Wars Day. Check out he links below for a galaxy of info about the films, the characters and everything imaginable about the world’s most successful epic space opera franchise.

star wars site

Official Star Wars Site

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star wars imdbIMDB Review

rotten toms star warsRotten Tomatoes

 

Cabra College Library DVD Collection


DVDs for LoanOver the last two years we have selected, purchased and catalogued hundreds of films on DVD for loan to students and staff.  We now have a DVD collection of almost 900 films housed in the Senior Library.

By far and away our DVD collection is focused on films that have been based on books. In some cases the titles are identical, sometimes similar and sometimes the DVD is only loosely based on a book.

Library staff will only loan DVDs to students who are of the appropriate age for each film’s classification. Unless parents have a specific objection to their child borrowing DVDs, the library staff will loan G and PG rated films to all students. To borrow M, M15+ MA15+ rated films students need to be 15 or over. We do not stock R rated films of any sort. Our Access-It Library System knows the age of each borrower and will prevent M and MA films being loaned to those not of age. If you would rather your child did not borrow DVDs of a particular rating or at all please contact Mr Bull (sbull@cabra.catholic.edu.au) to discuss.

Click on the link below to view our entire DVD collection at present. If you like what you see either drop down to the Senior Library to browse or search the Access-It Online Catalogue to see if it’s in or to reserve a copy.

DVDs for loan Feb 2015

Non Curriculum DVDs for loan March 2016

Year 8 Create their own Book Week ‘Books into Film’ Posters


Year 8 students researched their favourite Books to film connections to create a poster. Why don’t you make your own using the template below.

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reading connection word Poster Template

If you’re stuck for ideas visit our Books into Film page here.

Our bigger Film page has hundreds more film resources to explore.

Book Week 2014 Celebrated This Week at Cabra


Miss Steller and Ms Rossi

Miss Steller and Ms Rossi

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Cabra College Book Week 2014 got off to a great start this week with many activities for both staff and students. Each morning students have had a two question quiz and we’ve been displaying Book Week posters created by staff representing their favourite films that were adapted from books.

As is traditional staff were treated to an excellent Book Week Morning Tea in the Senior School Library. Some of the best dressed staff were photographed joining in with the 2014 Book Week theme, ‘Connect to Reading’.

Check out the links below for

 

Year 10 Students Study Films Adapted from Novels


Not every author loved or approved of the screen adaptation of their work. Take a look at 11 authors that were less than impressed with the results of the film adaptation and 10 of the funniest responses from authors who loathed the film versions of their books. Once again, quite a good place to start for a comparison of the way different media tells the same story.

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Year 10 English students have been choosing a novel that has been made into a film as part of their course this Term. There has been a lot of interest in books being made into films recently with what seems like an exponential growth. From recently written Young Adult dystopian fiction such as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, to classic tales retold such as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Check out the lists below for some ideas on which book to film choices to make.

 Or what about 10 authors that loved the film version of their book.

 

30 Books Being Made into Films in 2014

chasing frogBest film adaptations in 2013

A-Z list of movies made from booksAn A-Z list of movies that have been adapted from or inspired by books

If this only whets your appetite for film adaptations then be sure to visit our very own comprehensive Books into Films Page here.

As the Cabra Library DVD collection grows this interest will naturally increase here at school too. We are approaching 600 titles in our constantly growing DVD loan collection. Please remember to have a parent/carer sign your student diary to allow you to borrow. View the complete list below:

DVDs for loan Aug 2014

 

Books Being Made into Films in 2014


There has been a lot of interest in books being made into films recently with what seems like an exponential growth.From recently written Young Adult dystopian FIction such as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, to classic tales retold such as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Check out the lists below for what is being made in 2014 and the best adaptation of last year.

Film Adaptations 2014 30 Books Being Made into Films in 2014

chasing frogBest film adaptations in 2013

A-Z list of movies made from booksAn A-Z list of movies that have been adapted from or inspired by books

If this only whets your appetite for film adaptations then be sure to visit our very own comprehensive Books into Films Page here.

As the Cabra Library DVD collection grows this interest will naturally increase here at school too. We are approaching 600 titles in our constantly growing DVD loan collection. Please remember to have a parent/carer sign your student diary to allow you to borrow. View the complete list below:

DVDs for Loan Feb 2014

New Film Adaptation of Tim Winton’s Book The Turning Released



It seems inevitable that if you write books as well as Tim Winton, sooner or later someone will make a movie of it. Thankfully, the film adaptations tend to be pretty good overall. Directors are wise not to stray too far from the deft plotting and lyrical sophistication of our acclaimed writer’s stories. In the Winter Dark, That Eye, The Sky and now The Turning have all been translated for the screen. Whilst The former two are quite faithful representations of Winton’s originals, The Turning stands out as a unique and ambitious cinematic experiment.

In order to imaginatively transpose the 17 distinct but linked short stories from this volume, producer/director Robert Connolly has invited 17 individual directors and their crews to each interpret a single story. The result is impressive and at over three hours long immersive, in the way every Tim Winton book seems to be.

Packing some stellar Australian acting talent with amongst others, Rose ByrneCate Blanchett, and Hugo Weaving, Miranda OttoRichard RoxburghThe Turning absorbs the viewer just as the original set of stories did.

Showing in most capital cities for a limited time.