Screen Sound Journal

Popular Songs and Instrumentals in 1930s Australian Feature Films
Screen Sound Journal (2013) , pp. 58-74

Seven feature films produced in Australia in the 1930s are analysed to examine professional practices in the use of music. The focus is on the way songs and instrumentals are used diegetically in the films selected for the study, rather ...

Subtle Idiosyncracy: Sound and Music in the Australian Animated Short Film "The Lost Thing" (2010)
Screen Sound Journal (2013) , pp. 44-57

Sean Tan and Andrew Ruhemann's collaborative screen adaptation of Tan's graphic short story 'The Lost Thing' is a highly accomplished work that gained international attention following its 2010 Academy Award for best short animation film. This article provides textual and ...

Integrated and Intersected: Kylie Minogue, Baz Luhrmann and the Use of Popular Song Material in "Moulin Rouge!"
Screen Sound Journal (2013) , pp. 31-43

This article complements Rebecca Coyle's analysis of Baz Luhrmann's authorial signature in the 'Red Curtain' film trilogy(elsewhere in this issue) by reflecting on the involvement of enduringly popular Australian audio-visual performer Kylie Minogue with Luhrmann's 2001 feature "Moulin Rouge!" (in ...

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong. All You Need is Love. Baz Luhrmann's Eclectic Musical Signature in the Red Curtain Trilogy
Screen Sound Journal (2013) , pp. 9-30

The following article addresses Baz Luhrmann's use of musical elements to progress cinematic narrative in a spectacular, and often eclectic, manner. It examines how Luhrmann layers various sonic elements to create a crowded musical extravaganza reminiscent of traditional stage productions ...