Roadshow Entertainment (Firm)
Most widely held works by Roadshow Entertainment (Firm)
Mao's last dancer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.
The lord of the rings. The two towers ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"The fellowship has broken, but the quest to destroy the One Ring continues. Frodo and Sam must entrust their lives to Gollum if they are to find their way to Mordor. As Saruman's army approaches, the surviving members of the Fellowship, along with people and creatures of Middle-earth, prepare for battle. The war of the ring has begun"--Container.
The dish ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
It is a date that will be remembered for all time. July 20 1969 - the day man first set foot upon the moon. That one shining moment was witnessed by a television audience of 600 million people across the globe. Remarkably, those immortal images came via a "dish" in outback Australia. It may have been one small step for man, but for a handful of Aussie scientists, it was a giant leap. And one that almost didn't happen ...
Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Mild-mannered Mr Bennett has to deal with five headstrong daughters and an empty-headed wife. Proud Mr Darcy enters the Bennett's lives by proposing marriage to Elizabeth who rejects his offer after judging him on first impressions and the malicious gossip of friends.
Life is beautiful = La vita è bella ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 82 libraries worldwide
This film transports you to a world that even in its darkest moments, shines a light of hope and joy. A magical tale, it tells the captivating story of one man's love for his family and his ability to use the power of imagination to save them. A deeply moving, intensely funny and unforgettable masterpiece that will stay with you always.
Kanyini ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
"A listed traditional owner of Uluru and former Indigenous Person of the Year, Bob Randall acts as our guide to "Kanyini", which he describes as the principle of connectedness through caring and responsibility that informs all aspects of Aboriginal life. Bob poignantly explains why his people are now struggling in a modern world and what needs to be done for them to move forward. As Bob explains, "The earth is our Mother. That makes you and me brother and sister"--Container.
The Shawshank redemption ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Andy Dufrense is convicted or murdering his wife and her lover and sent to Shawshank State Prison where he meets "Red" Redding, a seasoned lifer. The pair forge an unlikely friendship, one that ultimately leads to a chance at freedom.
Brokeback Mountain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start.
Walking with dinosaurs ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Six-part television series which uses computer animation and other special effects to recreate the age of the dinosaurs. Shows the earth's environment when dinosaurs flourished, the characteristics and habits of various species, and how changes in climate, land masses, and vegetation led to the extinction of these massive reptiles. DVD.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
When Joel discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind through an experimental scientific procedure, he decides to ease his own pain by getting the same treatment. But, as each memory of Clementine is systematically eliminated, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her and desperately attempts to reverse the process.
100 years the Australian story ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
This series is the story of the first one hundred years of the Australian nation, an epic tale of how Australians have adapted, dismantled and redefined their grand experiment in nation building and the reluctant march to full independence. It explores our desire to create a land of 'fair go', the unfinished business of relations with Aboriginal Australia and the reliance on the great and powerful friends of Britain and the United States. Drawing on archival material, it features interviews with Whitlam, Fraser, Hawke, Keating and Howard.
Memoirs of a geisha ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The story begins in the years before World War II when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha, Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man who is out of her reach.
The Wiggles. Cold spaghetti western by Wiggles (Musical group) ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Get ready to boot scoot down the Wiggly Trail in this western adventure with wiggly music.
Mansfield Park ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Mansfield Park is the magnificent country residence of Sir Thomas Bertram and his family. It is here that their poor relation Fanny Price is brought up. Never allowed to forget her good fortune, Fanny is ignored by her cousins, with the exception of Edmund, who alone treats her with care and affection. But will she ever be able to win a valued place in the household and the heart of the man of her dreams?"--Container.
The Saddle Club the first adventure ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The three girls from the Saddle Club vow to be loyal friends and remain horse crazy forever.
Wolves of the sea ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This documentary, together with scientific findings and other studies, shows the killer whale in a different light. Includes its means of survival, hunting techniques and methods of communication.
Hi-5 surfing safari by Hi-5 (Musical group) ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Join Hi-5 for an adventure packed with excitement, loaded with singing and dancing, and full of surprises. DVD.
The Wiggles it's a wiggly wiggly world by Wiggles (Musical group) ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Join The Wiggles and their special friends in a wiggly world of music.
Pulp fiction ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Comprises three interconnected stories, set in modern day Los Angeles. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are small time robbers in love; Vincent and partner, Jules, are philosophical hit men for kingpin, Marsellus Wallace, and Vincent also has the uncomfortable job of escorting Mia, the cocaine snorting wife of jealous Marsellus; ageing boxer Butch plans to double-cross Marsellus.
Wild south. Volume four ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
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