(Study Guide) Show Me The Magic - The Adventures of Don McAlpine

Show Me the Magic (Cathy Henkel, 2012) takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine. A tender portrait of a life in film, Show Me the Magic weaves together footage from Don's personal archive, his filmography, and on-set observation of his work. Including interviews with filmmakers Baz Luhrmann, Bruce Beresford, Gavin Hood, PJ Hogan, Gillian Armstrong and Paul Mazursky, and actor/producer Hugh Jackman, Show Me the Magic will engage and entrance anyone who has ever been touched by the magic of movies.

This study guide is designed to complement the viewing and enhance the learning experience of the feature film documentary Show Me the Magic, directed by Cathy Henkel. The film and its appraisal has Australian Curriculum relevance to the subjects of English and the Arts for secondary school students in Years 9-12. The combined Show Me the Magic film and ATOM study guide has two educational applications: 1. As a vehicle to learn about the life and work of one of Australia's most awarded and accomplished cinematographers, and 2. As an opportunity for analysis and appraisal of an Australian feature film documentary.

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