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Study Guides

The ACMI Study Guides are designed to complement ACMI's Screen Education programs and provide high quality study materials to students and interested viewers of film, television and screen-based art.

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ACMI Study Guides

Gattaca: Is the sky the limit?

gattaca: is the sky the limit?

Gattaca is a 'designer' film - a cautionary tale on a 'designer' world in 'the not-too-distant future'. Specifically written for Year 12 English students, Gattaca: Is the Sky the Limit? is a guided tour of that world. SOLD OUT

Breaker Morant: Breaking in The Breaker

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Breaker Morant explores the contradictions of war and the changes that war makes to men's natures. Breaker Morant: Breaking in the Breaker takes readers into the Boer War zone, encouraging students to explore the morality of war and analyse the film's representations of war. It has been written specifically for Year 12 English students. SOLD OUT

Lantana: A rippling good yarn

lantana study guide

ACMI celebrates a great Australian film in a new study guide for VCE students. Lantana blends family melodrama with a murder mystery. The guide invites speculation as to 'whodunnit' and explores the film's moral complexities.

Look Both Ways: Daylight reverie

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Look Both Ways is one of the most engaging and successful of recent Australian films. Author Gary Simmons shows how its strength lies in the way the film seamlessly fuses its aesthetic and its ideas. The central characters of this award-winning film are revealed to be adrift in a world that has lost its shape and colour.

Bite Me: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and TV narrative structures

bite me: buffy the vampire slayer

The first in the ACMI Study Guides series, Bite Me is designed for Year 12 students studying Media Unit 3. It may also be adapted in parts for Years 10 & 11, and is also relevant to anyone teaching or learning about TV narrative. SOLD OUT


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