Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild - this movie took me someplace else - love the movie, soundtrack and book/ one of my favorites, hope is still on Netflix

Life Is Beautiful (1998)

Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella)

Life is Beautiful (La vita è bella) by Roberto Benigni **** Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book keeper, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp.

The Truman Show (1998) Poster

The Truman Show (1998)

The Truman Show. Directed by Peter Weir. With Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich. An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T. show.

Fight Club (1999)

"Fight Club" directed by David Fincher, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton & Helena Bonham Carter

Novel: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. Christopher is autistic. At 15, his carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.He decides to track down the real killer. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths.

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

http://www.insidebreak.org.au/english-area-of-study/discovery/ This site lists suggested texts for students to consider when studying Discovery. Our aim is to have a copy of these texts in the Library collection.

Click through for a NSW public libraries HSC resources website - go to English Area of Study tab for some ideas about related texts for Discovery.

Movie: The film Stand By Me directed by Rob Reiner explores ideas of both physical and inner journeys. The plot revolves around four 12 year old boy’s journey to find the body of a missing boy. Through this quest each of the characters goes through an inner journey and grows emotionally

Stand by Me, 1986 Directed by Rob Reiner. Based on the book The Body by Stephen King An amazing story about loss of childhood and becoming an adult

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The protagonist of this book begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, he has to run for his life.

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and .

Novel: Marlow, a seaman, tells of a journey up the Congo. His goal is the troubled European and ivory trader Kurtz. Worshipped and feared by invaders as well as natives, Kurtz has become a godlike figure, his presence pervading the jungle like a thick, obscuring mist. As his boat labours further upstream, closer and closer to Kurtz's extraordinary and terrible domain, so Marlow finds his faith in himself and civilization crumbling.

“And this also," said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth.

Never Let Me Go. Film. The students of an elite school in the English countryside are constantly shunned by visitors. Slowly, they discover their unconventional origins and strange destiny.

High resolution official theatrical movie poster ( of for Never Let Me Go Image dimensions: 2025 x Directed by Mark Romanek.

Jonas, a sensitive twelve-year-old boy, had never thought there was anything wrong with his Community, until one day. From the moment Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, his life is never the same. Jonas discovers that The Community is not as perfect as it seems. Although they appear to have everything, they are missing something of great importance. It is up to Jonas, with the help of the Giver, to find what long ago had been lost. F LOW

Booktopia has The Giver, The Giver Quartet : Book 1 by Lois Lowry. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Giver online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. The story of idealist Christopher Johnson McCandless, and his travels through the Alaskan wilderness. A story of sacrificial love and the search for truth.

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. The story of idealist Christopher Johnson McCandless, and his travels through the Alaskan wilderness. A story of sacrificial love and the search for truth.

Perfect for Discovery- Cliches in Creative Writing

Upper Middle Bogan is a new comedy series which tells the story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. M: Coarse language.

Gravity -film What can you discover about yourself when you are trying to get home from space in a broken-down spacecraft?

Barrington Public Library screens "Gravity" as part of Oscar Film Series on Tuesday, May 2014 at 7 PM.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paolo Coelho, The Alchemist

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