Perfect Beat, Vol 1, No 3 (1993)

SUCCESS IS IN THE AIR The Soundtrack, Music and Marketing of Strictly Ba!lroom

Meret Valtwies
Issued Date: 2 Oct 2015


The conventional function of film music, it has been argued, works "to support and complement the style, mood and narrative
of [a] film" This explanation serves however to elide a range of other factors which determine the composition of film scores. This article will attempt to map and explore a range of these with specific regard to the highly successful Australian feature Strictly Ballroom and emphasise the crucial role played by factors such as: budgetary parameters; copyright permission; marketing considerations; and the personal tastes of the production team.

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DOI: 10.1558/prbt.v1i3.28655


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