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Gustav Ucicky

Gustav Ucicky, Austrian film director (* July 6th of 1898 in Vienna; † 27 April 1961 in Hamburg).

After a period of cinematographic operator, in 1928 he joined the realization with certain character nazi films. Subsequently, more such political influences, paragraph directed many works which has emphasized its great creative sencibilidad. Among his films: Red dawn (1932), Savoy Hôtel 217 (1936), eternal fiancée, Dunia (1939), after the storm, etc.

Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell (born 1977 in Melbourne) is an actor and screenwriter Australian


Leigh Whannell was born January 17, 1977 in Melbourne, Australia. Leigh decided to study audiovisual at the Melbourne institute of technology, and there was where he met James wan, which quickly became friends. The two became inseparable and not stopped dreaming on the day on which both together would make a film. But life wasn’t for simply dreaming Leigh had to find the life and work on other things until they could fulfill their dream. From 1997 to 1998 he worked in a program as a film critic and later as a reporter for program ABC In entertainment, a work which consisted of interviewing Hollywood actors or filmmakers that advertised his films. Between film stars Leigh was reaffirmed in what most would like the world would be the power to do and act in a film alongside his friend James.

After a short directed by James and another even shorter short, forgive the repetition of 7 minutes that Leigh was involved as an actor, became his first opportunity as an actor to achieve a small role in matrix reloaded as Axel. He also appeared in the Australian film one perfect day, which was released in 2004 but was filmed in 2002, the same year that the sequel to Matrix. But for Leigh was not enough so in the end he decided to get down to work and he and James were invented a story into a film. Both had clear that if they wanted to draw the attention they needed a story that is attractive and impressive in the eyes of the public, so they decided to by a story in which to develop a series of murders in series. Leigh and James came begin with two men chained in a bath with a corpse in the middle and without knowing what the hell had happened; Thus was born Saw. Once they had the story, Leigh wrote the screenplay and sent him to several Australian producers with no success.

Your agent then sent the script an American producer. Leigh and James decided to play all your cards and putting together all the money that had saved Leigh with his works. Then they shot a short 9 minutes of one of the scenes of the film, directed by James and Leigh actor, recreating the scene of the upside down bear trap. They traveled to Los Angeles to seek fortune and BINGO! The American producer LionsGate was impressed with what he saw and gave them a chance. Not only he gave money to move forward, but also allowed them to keep James in the direction and Leigh on the script and acting, and they got two renowned actors who were cary elwes and danny glover. Although initially Saw going to release directly in videoclubs, the welcome received in the festivals of Sundance and Toronto led to see a premiere by top film in October 2004, achieving a great success, both in no time already is I was talking the sequel which also debuted with great success just one year after the first part. Leigh, while he was executive producer of saw ii, also helped make the screenplay with director darren lynn bousman. Also it debuted the third part in Leigh again as a writer, this was his last work in the series as such, limitádose to make executive producer in other three deliveries (saw iv, saw V and saw VI).

Now that they are famous, Leigh and his friend James have more numbers to continue succeeding in the world of cinema as they have done with Saw.

Leigh also participated in its day in the eternal and popular series Australian Neighbours, in two episodes. Leigh father is called Geoff and has a brother called Adam. It recognizes that their favorite directors are dario Argento and David lynch and his favorite movies include classics like glow or Requiem for a dream.

He has performed in few movies, so you do not have distinctive voice. In Saw it dubbed xavi Fernández.



* Neighbours (1985-2010) – Episode # 2.571 (1996) – Stuart Maughan

* Neighbours (1985-2010) – Episode # 2.572 (1996) – Stuart Maughan

* Blue Heelers (1999-2000) – Episode “the deepest cut” (1999) – Jared Ryan

* Blue Heelers (1999-2000) – Episode “fair go” (2000) – Jared Ryan

* Stygian (2000) – Punk child clown

* Saw (short film) (2003) – David

* The Referees (2003) – Fellow Footy

* The Matrix Reloaded (2003) – Axel

* Enter the Matrix (voice) – Axel

* Razor Eaters (2003) – Nick. (D)

* Saw (2004) – Adam stanheight

* One Perfect Day (2004) – Chris

* Saw II (2005) – Adam stanheight

* Saw III (2006) – Adam stanheight    * Death Sentence (2007) – Spink

* Dying Breed (2008) – Matt

* Doggie Heaven (2008) – Neil

* The Last Supper (2009) – Philip

* The Pardon (2010) (completed filming) – Clemente Moss

* Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’ out (2010) – Jatt

* Saw 3D (2010) – Adam stanheight


* Stygian (2000)

* Saw (short film) (2003)

* Saw (2004)

* Saw II (2005)

* Saw III (2006)

* Dead Silence (2007)

* Doggie Heaven (2008)

* Insidious (2010) (in post-production)


* Saw II (2005)

* Saw III (2006)

* Saw IV (2007)

* Saw V (2008)

* Saw VI (2009)

* Saw VII (2010)

Schepisi Alan Frederick AO

Schepisi Alan Frederick AO (born on 26 December 1939) is a film director and screenwriter Australian born in Melbourne, Victoria.

His works include last orders, Roxanne, Plenty, six degrees of separation, fierce creatures, House Russia, and more recently empire falls, who won the Golden Globe as best miniseries or motion picture made for television and which received a nomination for an Emmy for best director.


* The Devil’s Playground (1976)

* The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

* Barbarossa (1982)

* Iceman (1984)

* Plenty (1985)

* Roxanne (1987)

* A cry in the dark (1988)

* Russia House (1990)

* Mr. Baseball (1992)

* Six degrees of separation (1993)

* I.Q. (1994)

* Fierce creatures (1997)

* Last Orders (2001)

* Family things (2003)

* Empire Falls (2005)

* Beast of Bataan ([Pre-production])

Phillip Noyce

Phillip Noyce (Griffith, New South Wales, Australia, 29 April 1950) is a film director Australian.


Noyce was born in Griffith, New South Wales, and started making short films at the age of 18. The first one would be entitled Better to Reign in Hell and friends would you use to share. Subsequently, he joined the Australian School of film, television and Radio in 1973, released her first film for television in 1977. After discussion, it released to Backroads (1977), medium but Noyce would get his first commercial success and critical with Newsfront (1978), which won the award for best director, best film and best screenplay from the Australian Film Institute (AFI).

Later, Noyce worked on two miniseries for Australian television with producer George miller: the dismissal (1983) and the cowra breakout (1984).

Noyce leap into the North American industry came the calm (1989) thriller with nicole kidman as the main character.

Then came his blockbusters directing films spy of tom clancy Patriot Games (1992) and present danger (1994) starring harrison Ford as Jack ryan. However, he suffered a tropezón commercial and critical the erotic thriller Sliver (1993), which failed for the leading role of Sharon stone on his first after basic instinct.

Noyce later received a great success in Australia for the “stolen generation”, rabbit proof fence, which won second prize for best film of the Australian Film Institute in 2002.

He was married to producer Jan chapman from 1971 to 1977. Later he married Jan Sharp, with whom he has a daughter, Lucia.


* Salt (2010)

* Catch the fire (Catch a Fire) (2006)

* The Bielski Brothers (announced)

* American Pastoral (announced)

* The quiet American (The Quiet American) (2002)

* Stolen generation (Rabbit-Proof Fence) (2002)

* Patriot Games: Up Close (2002) (TV) (uncredited)

* The bone collector (The Bone Collector) (1999)

* The Saint (The Saint) (1997)

* Imminent danger (clear and present danger) (1994)

* Beset (Sliver) (1993)

* Patriot Games (1992) (patriot games (1992)

* Blind fury (Blind Fury) (1989)

* Calm (dead calm) (1989)

* Heatwave (1982)

* Newsfront (1978)

* Backroads (1977)

* God Only Knows Why, But it Works (1975) documentary dramatized on the Dr archie kalokerinos and Aboriginal health care

* “Castor and Pollux” (1973) (short)

* “That’s Showbiz” (1973) (short)


* Brotherhood (2006) TV series

* Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment “Zero branding”)

* Tru Calling (2003) Series (pilot episode 1.01 “pilot”)

* The Repair Shop (1998) (pilot episode – not issued)

* Nightmare Cafe (1992) TV series (pilot episode)

* Echoes of Paradise (1987)(aka Shadows of the Peacock)

* The Hitchhiker (Episodes in 1985) TV series:

* * Episode “The Curse”

* * Episode “The Man of Her Dreams”

* * Episode “Man’s Best Friend”

* * Episode “the martyr”

* * Episode “nightshift”

* The Cowra Breakout (1984) (mini) TV series

* The Dismissal (1983) (mini) TV series

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann (1962-) is an actor, director and screenwriter Australian filmmaker best known for the Red curtain trilogy especially by the third film of the trilogy moulin Rouge.


Luhrmann was born in new south wales (Australia) on September 17, 1962, a teacher of dance and Leonard Luhrmann a farmer, who died the first day that Baz filming moulin Rouge.[ 1 ] Luhrmann attended the St. Joseph’s Hastings Regional School, Port Macquarie from 1975 to 1978 and Sydney Grammar School. His nickname “baz” was due to its similarity with Basil Brush.

It is a very good friend of Australian actors hugh jackman and nicole kidman [ 2 ] and the writer and actor Craig Pearce who has worked in moulin Rouge, Romeo and juliet and strictly ballroom.

Luhrmann case on 26 January 1997 with Catherine Martin, who has been in all of his films production designer. 10 October 2003 welcomed their daughter Lillian “Lilly” Amanda Luhrmann in Sydney and 8 June 2005 welcomed his son William Alexander Luhrmann.


After a quiet acting career started in the 1970s, he achieved international fame with Hollywood productions in the early 1990s. His first box office hit was strictly ballroom (1993), with Paul mercury, Tara Morice, Bill Hinter; three years later adapted to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1996), with Leonardo dicaprio, Pete postlethwaite and claire danes.

His biggest success so far has been moulin Rouge (2001), with nicole kidman and ewan mcgregor, an original musical with songs by the Beatles, Madonna, elton john, Nirvana and Queen, among others. He has also performed “La boheme” Opera mounts as well as commercial, being the best-known has done for the perfume Chanel No 5 with Kidman.

“Australia (2008)” has been his last movie that stars nicole kidman and hugh jackman and premiered in December 2008.


Year       Category              Prize      Series    Result

2009       Best Film              FCCA Award       Australia              Nominated [ 7 ]

2008       Best Original Song            Satellite Award                 Australia              Nominated

2008       Best Screenplay, Original              Satellite Award                 Australia              Nominated

2002       AFI Movie of the Year    AFI Film Award Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Picture        Oscar     Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Film              BAFTA Film Award           Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Screenplay – Original             BAFTA Film Award           Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002                       David Lean Award for Direction                 Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Non-American Film               Bodil      Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Director      Critics Choice Award       Moulin Rouge    He won

2002       Best Director      CFCA Award       Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Foreign Film             César Award      Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures               DGA Award        Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Director      Empire Award   Moulin Rouge    He won

2002       Best Director      FCCA Award       Moulin Rouge    He won

2002       Best Screenplay – Original             FCCA Award       Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Director – Motion Picture    Golden Globe    Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Director – Foreign Film         Silver Ribbon Award       Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Director      OFCS Award       Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Motion Picture Producer of the Year       PGA Award         Moulin Rouge    He won

2002                       Sonny Bono Visionary Award      Moulin Rouge

2002       Best Director      PFCS Award        Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Non-American Film               Robert Award    Moulin Rouge    He won

2002       Best Director      Golden Satellite Award                 Moulin Rouge    He won

2002       Best Screenplay, Original              Golden Satellite Award                 Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2002       Best Director      VFCC Award       Moulin Rouge    He won

2002       Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen                 Writers Guild of America Award (Screen)              Moulin Rouge   Nominated

2001       Most Creative Use of Existing Material on a Soundtrack                 World Soundtrack Award             Moulin Rouge    He won

2001                       Golden Palm      Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2001       Best Direction    AFI Award           Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2001       Best Film              AFI Award           Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2001                       Screen International Award        Moulin Rouge    He won

2001                       Hollywood Movie of the Year     Moulin Rouge    He won

2001       Best Direction    IF Award              Moulin Rouge    Nominated

2001       Best Feature Film             IF Award              Moulin Rouge    Nominated

1999                       Byron Kennedy Award Romeo + Juliet

1998       Best Screenplay – Adapted          BAFTA Film Award           Romeo + Juliet He won

1998                       David Lean Award for Direction                 Romeo + Juliet He won

1998       Director of the Year        ALFS Award        Romeo + Juliet Nominated

1997                       Best Foreign Film Award               Romeo + Juliet Nominated

1997                       Alfred Bauer Award        Romeo + Juliet He won

1997                       Golden Berlin Bear          Romeo + Juliet Nominated

1997                       Screen International Award        Romeo + Juliet Nominated

1994       Best Film              Golden Precolumbian Circle        Strictly Ballroom               Nominated

1993       Best Film              BAFTA Film Award           Strictly Ballroom               Nominated

1993       Best Screenplay – Adapted          BAFTA Film Award           Strictly Ballroom               Nominated

1993       Newcomer of the Year ALFS Award        Strictly Ballroom               He won

1993                       Golden Aphrodite           Strictly Ballroom               He won

1993       Best Foreign Film             Robert Award    Strictly Ballroom               He won

1992                       People’s Choice Award Strictly Ballroom               He won

1992                       Most Popular Film           Strictly Ballroom               He won

1992       Best Director      AFI Award           Strictly Ballroom               He won

1992       Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted      AFI Award           Strictly Ballroom               He won

1992       Foreign Film       Award of the Youth        Strictly Ballroom               He won

Robert Scott hicks

Robert Scott hicks, born on 4 March 1953 in Uganda, is an Australian, nominated by the Academy of Arts and the motion picture Sciences sometimes film director.

Scott Hicks graduated with honors in the Flinders University of South Australia in 1975 and was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa degree in 1997. Hicks, who was born and raised in Africa, now lives in Adelaide, Australia with his wife, producer kerry heysen, and their two dijos, Scott and Jethro.

In 2008, Scott Hicks was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards

Biography and career

Scott Hicks, English father and a Scottish mother spent her childhood in Kenya in Nairobi. With ten years he settled with his family in England and the fourteen moved Adelaida, Australia, where he currently resides. It is there, Australia, and more specifically in the flinders university of south Australia where passionate about cinema and German Expressionism.

Since then, Scott Hicks worked as Director and Assistant in films like the Club (1980), Bruce beresford. In parallel, directs documentaries and a first feature film in 1975, entitled Down the wind. In the 1980s made other two feature films with small budget: Freedom (1980) and Call me Mr. Brown (1986). In 1988 follows them Sebastian and the sparrow, is the producer, and screenwriter. It has the story of two boys, one was born in a poor environment and another in a well-off atmosphere, who decide to change their lives each other.

Since 1986, Hicks is interested in the life of the pianist David helfgott and start preparing a feature film entitled Shine, premièred in 1996 with a great success for many years. It was the revelation of the Sundance Independent Film Festival and won seven Oscar nominations including best picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor (won by Geoffrey rush); five nominations for Golden Globe Awards, an directors guild of america nomination, a nomination in the national board of review as nine awards from the Australian Film Institute include best picture and best Director and best film. Also won a best film Awards BAFTA nomination.

It is in September 1995, during post-production Shine, when Hicks read David guterson snow falling on Cedars, best-selling work who decides to adapt for the big screen. He is the concentration of Japanese citizens in American camps during the Second World War. Snow falling on Cedars earned Robert richardson nominated for 2000 by best picture Oscar.

In 2001, Scott Hicks adapts to film another novel, one of stephen King: Hearts in Atlantis, 1999. Anthony hopkins he works on it.

Of work in Hearts in Atlantis in 2001, Hicks decided to take a break and enjoy family life. However, in that period he began working in advertising on television, which, surprisingly, he was very satisfactory.

More than six years later, in 2007, Hicks became like film director without reservation, a remake of the German Dear Martha is starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. He then continued with GLASS, a portrait of Philip in twelve parts, which returned to the documentary genre. His new project is a co-production of angloaustraliana, The boys are back in town, involving clive owen.


* Down the Wind (1975)

* Freedom (1982)

* The INXS: Swing and Other Stories (1985) (V)

* Call Me Mr. Brown (1986)

* Sebastian and the Sparrow (1990)

* Finders Keepers (1991) TV series

* The Space Shuttle (1994) TV

* Shine (1996)

* Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

* Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

* Without reservation (2007)

* GLASS, a portrait of Philip in twelve parts (2007)

* The Boys Are Back (2009)

Movies themes

* Tempus fugit.

* Memory and remembrance.

* The influence of parents.

* The solitude of the individual in society.

James Clavell

James Clavell (October 10, 1924 – 7 September 1994) was a novelist and screenwriter famous for his novel Shogun, Tai-pan and ‘The King of the rats’, as well as the film the great escape.


He was born in Sydney, Australia (some sources cite was born in the United Kingdom and he was taken to Australia at a young age), was christened clavelle Charles edmund dumaresq.

His father was an officer of the Royal Navy by what was educated at different places in the world.

In 1940 at the age of 16 he joined the British Royal artillery and was sent to Malaysia to fight against the Japanese. He was wounded by machine gun, captured and sent to a Japanese prison camp on the Island of Java. He was later transferred to Changi in Singapore prison.

Like most prisoners of war, he suffered ill-treatment of his Japanese captors while most guards were Korean. His experiences in these fields were the basis of his first novel, King rat El, published in 1962. However all these bad experiences not interfered to write about Japanese culture in his novel Shogun.

By 1946 he achieved the rank of Captain, but a motorcycle accident ended his military career. He entered the University of Birmingham where he met April Stride, an actress, which married in 1951. It was introduced in the film industry and developed an interest in becoming a director. He moved with his family to New York in 1953, where he worked in television and then in Hollywood.

Eventually gained fame as a writer with his films as La Mosca and Watusi. It was co-writer of the classic film the great escape (the great Escape), won great reputation in Hollywood. By 1959 he produced and directed his films.

1963 Naturalized citizen of the United States.

He died of a heart attack while fighting cancer in Switzerland in 1994, a month before his 70th birthday.



* The fly (1958) (writer)

* Watusi (1959) (writer)

* Five gates to hell (1959) (director and writer)

* Walk like a dragon (1960) (writer and director)

* The great escape (1963) (co-writer)

* 633 Squadron (1964) (co-writer)

* The bug of Satan (1965) (co-writer)

* The master with love (1966) (writer and director)

* The sweet and bitter (1967) (writer and director)

* Where is Jack? (1968) (director)

* The last Valley (1970) (writer and director)

* Shogun miniseries (1980)

* La Casa Noble mini-series (1988)

tai-Pan and King of the rats have been adapted to film while Clavell was not involved in the script.


‘The Asian Saga’

* The rat King (1962): History in a Japanese POW camp in 1945.

* Tai-Pan (1966): Emergence of Hong Kong, 1841.

* Shogun (1975): The feudal Japan of the 17TH century.

* The Noble House (1981): Hong Kong in 1963.

* Whirlwind (1986): Set in Iran in 1979.

* Gai-Jin (1993): Set in Japan in 1862.

Up to year 2006 whirlwind and gai-jin are the only novels Clavell have not been adapted to the movies or mini-series.

Other books

* The history of children (1980)

* The art of war: translation of the famous book by sun tzu (1983)

* Thrump O Moto (1986)

* Exhaust (1994): Novel Vortex saga

Charles Edward Chauvel

Charles Edward Chauvel (Warwick (Queensland), October 7, 1897 – Sydney, New South Wales, 11 November 1959) was a film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor Australian. Chauvel was nephew of Sir Henry George chauvel, Commander of the Australian Army during World War I. Chauvel shot his first films, moth of moonbi and green hide, in Harrisville (Queensland), by engaging local citizens as extras and using a family-owned land in the outskirts of the city.

Since 1992, the International Film Festival in Brisbane awarded the chauvel award (Prize Chauvel) annually to “a contributor distinguished Australian cinema.”


* Australian Walkabout (1959 TV series)

* Jeddah (1955)

* Sons of Matthew (1949)

* The Rats of Tobruk (1944)

* To Mountain Goes to be (1943)

* Power to Win (1942)

* Soldiers Without Uniforms (1942)

* Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940)

* Uncivilised (1936)

* Heritage (1935)

* In the Wake of the Bounty (1933)

* Greenhide (1926)

* Moth of Moonbi (1926)

Nicholas Edward Cave

Nicholas Edward Cave (born September 22, 1957, Warracknabeal, Australia), nick Cave, is a musician, writer, and actor. His fame is especially due to his band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. With a long history that began in the early 1970s, their music is characterized by a dark, sinister tone, but also an interest in the violent and erotic thing. Nick Cave can join groups and singer-songwriters such as tom waits, pj Harvey, Leonard Cohen, shane macgowan, among others, all these followers of Bohemian and urban aesthetics.


The youth of Nick Cave

Warracknabeal is a small town in the Australian State of Victoria. Nick Cave has two older brothers and a sister: Timothy Cave, Peter Cave and Julie Cave. From small moved to Wangaratta, Australia. His father, Colin Cave, was Professor of literature and her mother, Dawn, was librarian. Parents practiced Christianity Anglican and family came to the Cathedral in Wangaratta, where little Nick Cave singing as part of the choir. The young Cave had problems with his school, school authorities which procured him in 1970 to parents so send to Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia. There, he joined the school choir and practised the piano. In 1971, her family moved with him to Melbourne.

After Nick Cave school he studied painting at the Institute from 1976 to 1977 Caulfield. Of these dates would begin his heroin use. His father died in a car accident when Nick was 19.

His musical beginnings

In 1973 Cave met in Caulfield Grammar Tracy Pew, Mick Harvey and Phill Calvert, respectively guitarist, bassist and drummer that would become his first band. While they were students, his repertoire consisted of songs by lou reed, David bowie, alice cooper, roxy music and Alex Harvey with a twist proto-punk. After leaving school in 1977 they baptized his band named the boys next door and began to play and sing original material. Rowland S. Howard joined the band in 1978 as a guitarist.

From 1977 until its dissolution in 1980 the band The Boys Next Door explored with several variants of punk: from riffs inspired by the Ramones to a renewed wave of inspiration from David bowie and a kind of post-punk Expressionism (see band pere ubu) to finish in a mixture of outrageous performance, noise and art-rock.

The Boys Next Door were part of the late 1970s Melbourne post-punk scene and played several concerts live on all Australia until the band’s name changed to the birthday party in 1980 and moved to London and then to Germany Federal. Singer-songwriter Anita lane, girlfriend of Nick Cave, accompanied them to London. The band won a notorious reputation for provocative points of Cave and his outrageous performances live.

To cultivate a cult status in Australia and Europe, The Birthday Party disbanded in 1984. Rowland S. Howard and Nick Cave found difficulties to continue working together, and both were exhausted by the abuse of alcohol and drugs.

The Bad Seeds

Cave, 2006.

Nick Cave, mick Harvey formed the first ensemble of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Nick Cave began writing letters lyrical and narrative, in contrast to Expressionism that you used in previous projects. The Bad Seeds was conceived as an ensemble of international musicians: guitarist Blixa Bargeld (from the band einstürzende neubauten), was a German, bassist Barry Adamson was English and was Australian guitarist Hugo Race. Anita Lane also wrote songs for The Bad Seeds. This lineup recorded the band’s debut album: From Her to Eternity, which was released in 1984.

Cave was separated from Anita Lane in the mid 1980s and began a relationship with Elisabeth Recker. While the Berlin band released four albums: the firstborn is dead, Kicking Against the Pricks, Your Funeral… My Trial and Tender Prey.

While living in West Berlin, Cave started working on his novel debut – And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989). There is a significant Intertextuality between his novel and letters Cave wrote for the last songs of The Birthday Party and the early stages of his career with The Bad Seeds.

After And the Ass Saw the Angel, Cave left West Berlin shortly before the fall of the Berlin wall and moved to são Paulo, Brazil, where he met Viviane Carneiro. The two have a son named Luke (born 1991). The couple never married. Cave has another son, Jethro, born in 1991; He lives with his mother, Beau Lazenby, Australia. It was at Brazil where he recorded, in 1990, his album the good Son, one of the summits of his career. This album, lyrical, orchestral and devoid of the fury and laceration above, meant final divorce between Cave and some its public sector.

In 1992 the band released Henry’s Dream album produced by David briggs. In 1993, Cave left Brazil and moved to London, England. That same year published an album live, live seeds, recorded during the presentation of Henry’s Dream tour. A year later appears their next album, let love In, one of his better received both critical and public records.

murder ballads of 1996, is a collection of songs about murders. The album includes “Henry Lee”, a Duet with British singer pj Harvey (with whom he had a brief affair), and “Where the Wild Roses Grow”, a Duet with kylie minogue (who was also his girlfriend). The last song was a popular success in Australia, where he sought the band three ARIA awards, including “Song of the year”.

The next album The Boatman’s Call (1997), Nick Cave deviates from the generic and violent narratives of his past as a composer to songs with biographical and confessional lyrics about relationships with Carneiro and PJ Harvey. This was also the first album that focus mostly on piano, played by Cave.

After The Boatman’s Call he took a break to recover from addiction to heroin and alcohol which apocalyptical it for twenty years. During this period he met his current partner, the British model susie bick. They married in 1999 and now have a pair of twins, Arthur and Earl Cave.[2] [3] Completely recovered, Cave was revived with complex, melancholic and highly praised album No More shall we part launched with his band in 2001. After the Nocturama (2003) album release, Blixa Bargeld announced his retirement from the band, leaving Mick Harvey as the only original member of The Bad Seeds apart from Nick Cave. However, the following year the band released their first album: abattoir Blues/the lyre of Orpheus, who was widely accepted among critics.

In 2005, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released B-Sides & Rarities, a collection of 56 songs across three disks, including little-known pieces, “B-sides” and songs that appeared in film soundtracks

After recording an album under the name of Grinderman in 2007 (a band alongside other 3 of the Bad Seeds, where exploring rock and blues primitive, close sometimes to music than Bad Seeds did in his early), Nick Cave in 2008 returns to record with Bad Seeds disk, call Dig, Lazarus, dig!, drinks from the influences of Grinderman.

Other works

Cave released his first book, King ink, in 1988. This book is a collection of lyrics and short plays, including collaborations with the American enfant terrible lydia Lunch.

Apart from his role with The Bad Seeds, Nick Cave has developed a career as a soloist, performing live piano, accompanied by a trio of bass, percussion and violin formed by fluctuating lineup. Currently this trio is formed by Martyn p. Casey, Jim Sclavunos and Warren Ellis.


With Shane McGowan

In 1992, shane macgowan, leader of the pogues Irish band recorded and released What a Wonderful World, a single disk containing the eponymous “What a Wonderful World”, a version of the song popularized by Louis armstrong, and as “b-side” the pogues song “A Rainy Night in Soho”, sung by Nick Cave. shane macgowan on this album sing “Lucy” of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

With Current 93

In 1996 Nick Cave collaborated with the band Current 93, mainly on the album All the Pretty Little Horses: there sings the song of the same name and in other songs from this album read excerpts from the book thought of blaise Pascal.

With Johnny Cash

In 2000, Johnny cash, a personal hero of Nick Cave, made a version of the mercy seat on the album American III: Solitary Man, perhaps in the payment to the versions Nick made of muddy water, the Singer and long black veil. Cave was then invited to be one of the musicians that would help with the essential Johnny cash retrospective album released to coincide with the 70th birthday of American singer-songwriter. It and Cave sang a Duet for a cover of hank williams I m So lonesome I could Cry song for the album American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002). Also recorded a Duet for the Cindy, traditional song that was released after the death of Cash in the collection Johnny Cash: Unearthed.

With Ute Lemper

In 2000, actress and singer ute lemper unveiled their punishing kiss album a collection of songs written by artists such as elvis costello and tom waits with a song composed by Nick Cave: “Little water song”.

With Pulp

In 2002 Cave recorded a version of the song “Disc 2000” by the British band Pulp as a b-side for the single bad cover version.

With Marianne Faithfull

In 2004, Cave participated with veteran Marianne faithfull album Before The Poison. For this purpose he co-wrote and produced three songs: “crazy love”, “there is a ghost” and “desperanto”; The Bad Seeds musicians played them all.

With Kylie Minogue

ultimate kylie disk interprets the theme “Where the wild roses grow” with the Australian Kylie Minogue.

Nick Cave and the cinema

The music of Nick Cave (alone or with his band) has been included in several of the films by wim wenders’: wings of desire (Cave in this film, playing himself in a live performance), Until the End of the World, Faraway… So Close! and Soul of a Man, a documentary about the music produced by martin scorsese blues. Cave also appeared in the independent film Ghosts… of the Civil Dead (1989), written and directed by John Hillcoat. She also appeared as an actor in the film Johnny suede (1991), sharing the screen with brad pitt.

Some other songs of Nick Cave have appeared in several film soundtracks.

Showing a growing interest in movies, Nick Cave wrote the screenplay and music for the proposition, a western magnitudes lyrical and poetic about love and violence in the Australian wilderness. The film was directed by John Hillcoat and act on it guy pearce, ray winstone, danny huston, john hurt, David wenham and Emily watson. It was filmed in Queensland in 2004. Presented from October 2005, achieving critical acclaim.

In 2007, Cave wrote the soundtrack to the film Andrew dominik, the assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford along with Warren ellis, where he also appeared in a small role in the film as a musician who sings The Ballad of Jesse James.

In 2009, Cave again (with Ellis) to write the soundtrack for the film the road, directed by john hillcoat, friend and collaborator of Cave.

In 2010 your song “O children” is the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the relics of death I. It is the theme song that sounds like an old radio and Harry and Hermione dance in his tent, so forget about problems concerning Voldemort and his Death Eaters, while escaping them.

Cultural references

* Nick Cave is said to be member of the Sons of Lee Marvin; a semisecreta society of artists that are similar to (or could be the children of) Lee marvin founded by filmmaker jim jarmusch.

* Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds song “Red right hand” has appeared in several films and television programs, such as: The x-files; Dumb & Dumber; Scream and its sequels Scream 2 and Scream 3, as well as in Hellboy (performed by Pete yorn).

* The song “Ain People Ain’t No Good” is included on the soundtrack for the animated film Shrek 2.

* The theme “There is a light” is part of the soundtrack of the movie batman forever.

* The music video for the song “bad cover version” of the British band Pulp, Nick Cave appear hidden musicians after a false beard.

* Cave has performed her classic song “The Mercy Seat” in almost all their live performances since 1998, including appearances soloists and an appearance on the popular Jerry Letterman show.

* Nick Cave appeared on the soundtrack of the movie I Am Sam, which sang a cover of “Let It Be”, The Beatles. Also later released their version of “Here Comes The Sun”, for the same band.

* Nick Cave wrote a foreword for a publication of the Gospel according to St. Mark, published by Canongate in England (1998). The American version of the book contains a preface written by another author.

* Of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake Nick Cave appeared at the concert of charitable Wave Aid in Sydney, Australia.

* In 2006 Esquire magazine placed Nick Cave fifth men”20 best dresses of the world”.[4]

* Nick Cave is honored at the young Lovecraft comic on the character of the singer-songwriter Angelo Barracuda Hitchhiker. In the comic book character comes to interpret the beginning of the song of Cave with the Bad Seeds song of joy.

* Nick Cave ensures that the scar on his left cheek is product of a fight with knives between himself and his then girlfriend Anita lane.

Discography Nick Cave

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Studio albums

1. From Her to Eternity (1984)

2. The Firstborn Is Dead (1985)

3. Kicking Against the Pricks (1986)

4. Your Funeral… My Trial (1986)

5. Tender Prey (1988)

6. The Good Son (1990)

7. Henry’s Dream (1992)

8. Let Love In (1994)

9. Murder Ballads (1996)

10. The Boatman’s Call (1997)

11. No More Shall We Part (2001)

12. Nocturama (2003)

13. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2 CD) (2004)

14. Dig, Lazarus, Dig! (2008)

Live albums and compilations of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

* Live Seeds (1993)

* Abattoir Blues Tour (2007)

* The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1998)

* B-Sides & Rarities (3 CD) (2005)

With Grinderman

* Grinderman (2008).

* Grinderman 2 (2010

With The Die Haut

* The burning ice (1983)

With The Birthday Party

* Hee Haw (1979) – Mini LP

* The Birthday Party (1980)

* Prayers on fire (1981)

* Travelled session (1981) – Maxi

* Drunk blood on the perception / The agony is the ecstasy (1982) – Live with Lydia Lunch

* Junkyard (1982)

* Bad Seed (1983)

* Mutiny! (1983) – Mini LP

Other albums of Nick Cave

* Ghosts… of the Civil Dead (Soundtrack) – composed with Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld

* To Have and to Hold (Soundtrack)-with Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld

* Two Lectures: The Secret Life Of The Lovesong/The Flesh Made Word-reading original texts and acoustic songs (2000)

* September Songs: The Music of kurt weill-Nick Cave singing “Mack the Knife”

* The Proposition (Soundtrack) (2005) – Composed with Warren Ellis

* Original Seeds: Songs that inspired Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds-compilations “unofficial” music (1998 and 2004)

* The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward of Robert Ford (Soundtrack) (2007)

* And the Ass Saw the Angel (1999) – 4 readings of the book of the same name and 12 instrumental tracks compounds with Ed-Clyton Jones and Mick Harvey

* White Lunar (2009) – Compilation of different composed soundtrack along with Warren Ellis

List of releases on DVD and video

* The Road to God Knows Where-documentary about a U.S. tour

* Live at the Paradiso-live in Amsterdam

* Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The videos

* God is in the house-live in Lyon, France


* the death of bunny munro. ISBN 1847673767.

* Complete Lyrics. ISBN 0141005157.

* The Pocket Canons Bible Series: Authorised King James Version: The Gospel According to Mark: Introduction. ISBN 0862417961.

* King ink ii ISBN 2842610539.

* And the Ass Saw the Angel. ISBN 1880985721.  (And the ass saw the Angel)

* King ink. ISBN 188098508X.


* 2005 Q magazine: Q classic songwriter award

* 2005 AFI Awards: best Original music score (the proposition)

* 2005 Inside Film Awards: best music (the proposition)

* 2005 Film Critics Circle Of Australia Awards: Best Music Score (the proposition)

* 2001 ARIA Awards: best male artist (No more shall we part)

* 2001 APRA Music Awards: the ship song included among the 30 best Australian songs in the previous 75 years

* 1997 APRA Music Awards: Songwriter of the year

* 1997 ARIA Awards: best Original soundtrack (To have and to hold)

* 1996 ARIA Awards: Song of the Year & Single of the Year and best Pop release (Where the wild roses grow)

* 1996 mtv europe music awards: Nick Cave formally required for nomination for “Best male artist” was canceled, because he was not in keeping with the “competitive nature” of the award. Cave mentions: “my songs are not race horses”.

* 1990 Time Out Magazine: book Of the year (and the ass saw the Angel)

Helmut Bakaitis

Helmut Bakaitis (born 26 September 1944) is a director, actor and Australian screenwriter.
Bakaitis born Lithuanian parents in Lauban, Silesia, Germany (now Lubań, Poland). He was educated at fort street high school in Sydney, New South Wales, where he made a brilliant interpretation of the title role in Hamlet, work in a school production was carried out on the monument to the fallen of Sydney. It is known for her role of “architect” in the second and third films in the Matrix trilogy. He was in the position of director of the National Institute of dramatic art of Australia (NIDA) for nine years until 2007.
* Happy Feet (2006)
* The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005). Character: John
* All Saints (2003). Character: Salvator Forlano episodes to forgive, Divine, wrong call and older and wiser
* Syntax Error (2003). Character: Doctor
* The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Character: architect
* The Matrix Reloaded (2003). Character: architect
* The Farm (2001). Character: Judge Wescott
* Drama School (2000). Character: himself
* A Difficult Woman (1998). Character: Chancellor # 2
* Police Rescue (1996), in episode “Nobby’s Place”, as Dr. Mayfield.
* home and away. Characters: George Morris (1988), Peter Fraser (1998).
* Melba (1987). Character: John Lemonne
* I Can’t Get Started (1985). Character: Sidney
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* Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens (1972). Character: Harold
* Stork (1971). Character: Clyde
* Homicide in episodes taken care Of (such as Larry Fenton), dead shot (like Tommy Fraser), the Living death (as Don Lambton).

* Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens (1972)