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Essential Media (Firm)

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Works: 103 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 7,980 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Comedy films  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Television series  Nonfiction television programs  Legal television programs  Television comedies  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Essential Media (Firm)
Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood in Australia after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen
A traveler's guide to the planets( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take off beyond Earth's boundaries for the ultimate tour of our solar system. From Mars' monstrous mountains to Saturn's glittering rings, the sights are out of this world. Each hour offers breathtaking tours of the planets using modern-day high-tech telescopes and stunning CGI
Jack Irish( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Irish, is a brooding antihero of Australia. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or out-drink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him: a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution
Australia's first 4 billion years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. With help from high-energy host and geologist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all
Alien from earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NOVA presents an exclusive new investigation into the sensational discovery of the bizarre ancient bones of the so-called "Hobbit" unearthed in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia. No more than 3 feet tall when fully grown, these tiny humans survived in the cave for tens of thousands of years, hunting the huge and fierce Komodo dragons that roamed their remote island home. In Alien from Earth, NOVA explores the latest evidence in a furious scientific debate on what the Hobbit bones represent. Are they the remains of a dwarf race of modern humans suffering from a strange disease? Or are they the unique and tantalizing testament fo a previously unknown branch of the human family? --
Jack Irish( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Australian aid-worker is kidnapped by Muslim extremists, a high-stakes race to save his life pits East against West in these exciting new episodes. From the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to Melbourne, Jack Irish is caught in a global web of religious zealotry among right-wing Christians and media-savvy jihadists
Rake( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things: to jurors he is hilarious, but to must judges he is an outrage. To the tax office, he is a defendant; to a certain brothel owner, a legend; and to his former cocaine dealer, a tragic loss. His favorite clients are those that appear to be hopelessly guilty. Despite his faults, Greene's wit and charm have won him hordes of female admirers over the years
Rake by Richard Roxburgh( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart but self-destructive lawyer Cleaver Greene faces new challenges to his career and his personal life. Last seen dangling from a runway hot air balloon, Cleaver crashes into the window of wanted criminal Edgar Thompson. Forced out of hiding, Edgar stirs up a huge corruption scandal involving most of the politicians in Sydney, and vows revenge on Cleaver
The grammar of happiness( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Everett is an American linguist and author best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Pirahá people and their language. This documentary explores whether one man's journey into the heart of the Amazon can redefine the understanding of human language
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver makes a bitter enemy of the powerful new Attorney General, Cal McGregor, when Cleaver is caught having an affair with his wife. Cleaver's paramour, Missy, causes a scandal with a memoir about her life as a prostitute, and his best friend's wife, Scarlet, can't forgive Cleaver for the damage he caused to her marriage. Cleaver's legal career is just as hectic as his personal life as he defends alleged terrorists, teenage murderers, and leakers of classified information
Rake( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver languishes in jail, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviors, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Of course, Cleaver being Cleaver, he finds himself at the heart of a billion dollar criminal, political and moral dilemma
Building pharaoh's ship( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's impressive temples, mere myth, or was it a reality? NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the vessel shown on the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it into the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery
Rake : the bar has been lowered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene, reckless, brilliant and self-destructive. To jurors, he is hilarious, to judges an outrage, to a certain brothel owner a legend and to his former cocaine dealer, tragic loss. While his ex-wife may call him unreliable, his son calls him a mate. Despite his personal hopelessness, Cleaver will do whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls
Rake. the bar ... gets even lower( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes, while attracting dangerous female liaisons and sworn enemies
Jack Irish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Irish, is a brooding antihero of Australia. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or out-drink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him: a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution
NOVA. strange creatures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the catastrophic asteroid impact believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs, Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage across southern seas. With host Richard Smith, NOVA travels the walkabout continent to uncover how it became the strange land it is today. In this final episode, 'Strange Creatures,' NOVA traces the last 65 million years, revealing the events that shaped the Australia we know today. Prehistoric jungles retreated, replaced by eucalyptus forests, grasslands, and deserts. When humans first arrived, giant marsupials dominated the land and the Great Barrier Reef was yet to form. This is a tale of calamity and conquest; how a conspiracy of climate, biology, and geology shaped the Earth we now call home
NOVA. life explodes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues in 'Life Explodes.' Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the super-continent Gondwana. The oceans were teeming with weird and wonderful animals, but the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland. All that was about to change, though. Host Richard Smith introduces Earth's forgotten pioneers: the scuttling arthropod armies that invaded the shores and the waves of green revolutionaries whose battle for the light pushed plant life across the face of a barren continent. Evolution continued underwater as well, with armor-plated fish experimenting with teeth, jaws, sex, and lungs. NOVA's prehistoric adventure continues with four-legged animals walking onto dry land-and the planet poised for disaster
NOVA. monsters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Monsters' begins Down Under at the dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs. Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the Great Southern Land and discovers that some of these animals were among the largest ever to have walked the Earth. Others were some of the most dangerous. In the dry desert heart, scientists unearth an ancient inland ocean full of sea monsters. Opal fossils of some of these beasts paint a colorful picture of the exotic seascape, where long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled creatures that grew as large as truck tires. The most fearsome was Kronosaurus, with a skull twice as long as T. rex. But reptiles didn't have the world all to themselves. Mammals like the enigmatic platypus lived alongside them, ready for their moment in the sun
NOVA. Awakening( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can Australia reveal about how Earth was born and how life took hold? Join NOVA and host Dr. Richard Smith as they journey back to the very beginning of the Australian story in 'Awakening.' The first stop is Western Australia, around four and a half billion years ago, where we encounter an Earth shortly after its fiery birth. Hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of when the Earth was born, how life first arose, and how it transformed the planet. Experts unveil how the earliest forms of life--an odd assortment of bacterial slime--flooded the atmosphere with oxygen, sparking the biological revolution that made animal life possible. It is the beginning of the great drama of life on Earth
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver languishes in jail, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviors, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Of course, Cleaver being Cleaver, he finds himself at the heart of a billion dollar criminal, political and moral dilemma
 
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