Big Screen, Small Screen

Author: Edited by Mark Howie, Publisher: Phoenix

Big Screen Small Screen is a practical resource for teaching film to students from Year 7 to 11. Experienced teachers from around Australia and overseas have used classroom experience to provide a variety of approaches to films ranging from multiplex blockbusters to award winning art-house films. 

The units of work in the book, which include photocopiable worksheets, encourage students to explore and articulate such things as


  • film techniques
  • genre
  • audience
  • representation
  • ideology
  • notions of ‘mainstream’ and alternative’


and how these shape their response to a film. 



The Neverending Story (G)

The Princess Bride (PG)

Shrek (PG)

The Iron Giant (PG)

The Bear

King Arthur on Film:

Merlin of the Crystal Cave (PG)

Merlin (PG)

Excalibur (M)

Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG)

Shine (PG)

Seven Up (G)

McLibel (PG)

Hoop Dreams (M 15+)

'Never Work With Children'

Kolya (PG)

Central Station (M 15 + )

Billy Elliot (M 15+)

The 'Red Curtain' Films of Baz Luhrmann

Strictly Ballroom (PG)

Romeo + Juliet (MA)

Moulin Rouge (M 15 + )

Beneath Clouds (M 15 +)

More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
ISBN 9781876757106
Subject English