In May 2021, the NFSA screened the new digital restoration of The Sentimental Bloke at Arc cinema in Canberra, with a pre-recorded score composed by ARIA award-winning electronic musician
The Sentimental Bloke was adapted from CJ Dennis’ 1915 verse novel by Australian film industry power couple: the legendary director Raymond Longford and superstar Lottie Lyell.
This collection profiles some of the most extraordinary Australian men of our time.
Peter Sculthorpe (1929–2014) was born in Launceston, Tasmania.
Explore one of the more under-appreciated dimensions of cinema through our Australian Film Music curated collection.
From composed scores to pre-existing popular music, this collection focuses on examples of film music from a range of notable Australian features.
The influential minimalist composer Michael Nyman created the score for Jane Campion's Oscar-winning film, The Piano (1993).
'The Lark Ascending’ functions as the main musical theme in the coming-of-age film, The Year My Voice Broke (John Duigan, 1987), and features in this trailer for the film.
Johnny Milner takes a closer listen to the soundscape of Mad Max and Mad Max 2, highlighting the film scores of composer Brian May.
Jack Grimsley is responsible for some of the most recognisable Australian music of the 1960s and '70s.