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dc.contributor.authorJones, Anthony Linden
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13
dc.date.issued2018-12-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20897
dc.description.abstractCultural theorist and ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin has reflected that “every film is ethnographic, and every soundtrack acts like an ethnomusicologist.” If this is so, what can a study of the music of historical intercultural films reveal about the spectator culture? Can cross-cultural engagement be compared between settler nations by comparing the narrative film music of different countries? Slobin asserts that it can. Facilitated through a focus on the music of films that feature Australian Indigenous people and culture, this study reveals the depth of cross-cultural understanding and engagement between the wider settler society and Australian Indigenous people over the period from 1930 to 1970 as evidenced in the musical representations of culture in film. Changes of representation over the period of the study are analysed, particular individuals involved in the filmmaking are identified, and influential organisations and the critical works interrogated and compared. Analysing feature and documentary films within the period, the survey highlights commonalities and differences of approach by different practitioners within the sample set, evidence of the influence of practices inherited from larger film markets, and the extent to which actual Indigenous musical materials have been incorporated into the musical underscore of these films.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydneyen_AU
dc.publisherSydney Conservatorium of Musicen_AU
dc.publisherArts Musicen_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.en_AU
dc.subjectAboriginalen_AU
dc.subjectrepresentationen_AU
dc.subjectpostcolonialen_AU
dc.subjectnarrativeen_AU
dc.subjectFilmen_AU
dc.subjectUnderscoreen_AU
dc.titleThemes of Signification: Representions of Aboriginality in Australian Film Music, 1931 - 1971en_AU
dc.typePhD Doctorateen_AU
dc.type.pubtypeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
dc.description.embargo2020-02-13


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