Paul Kelly (Australian musician)
Paul Maurice Kelly is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter and harmonica player. He has performed solo, has led numerous groups, including the Dots, the Coloured Girls, the Messengers, he has worked with other artists and groups, including associated projects Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five. Kelly's music style has ranged from bluegrass to studio-oriented dub reggae, but his core output straddles folk and country, his lyrics capture the vastness of the culture and landscape of Australia by chronicling life about him for over 30 years. David Fricke from Rolling Stone calls Kelly "one of the finest songwriters I have heard, Australian or otherwise." Kelly has said, "Song writing is mysterious to me. I still feel like a total beginner. I don't feel like I have got it nailed yet". After growing up in Adelaide, Kelly travelled around Australia before settling in Melbourne in 1976, he became involved in the pub rock scene and drug culture, recorded two albums with Paul Kelly and the Dots. Kelly moved to Sydney by 1985, where he formed the Coloured Girls.
The band was renamed Paul Kelly and the Messengers only for international releases, to avoid possible racist interpretations. At the end of the 1980s, Kelly returned to Melbourne, in 1991 he disbanded the Messengers. Kelly was divorced twice. Dan Kelly, his nephew, is a guitarist in his own right. Dan performed with Kelly on Stolen Apples. Both were members of Stardust Five, which released a self-titled album in 2006. On 22 September 2010 Kelly released his memoir, How to Make Gravy, which he described as "it's not traditional, his biographical film, Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, directed by Ian Darling, was released to cinemas in October 2012. Kelly's Top 40 singles include "Billy Baxter", "Before Too Long", "Darling It Hurts", "To Her Door", "Dumb Things", "Roll on Summer". Top-20 albums include Gossip, Under the Sun, Songs from the South... Nothing but a Dream, Stolen Apples and Fall, The Merri Soul Sessions, Seven Sonnets and a Song, Death's Dateless Night, Life Is Fine – his first number-one album – and Nature.
Kelly has won 14 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards, including his induction into their Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association listed the Top 30 Australian songs of all time, which included Kelly's "To Her Door", "Treaty", written by Kelly and members of Yothu Yindi. Aside from "Treaty", Kelly wrote or co-wrote several songs on Indigenous Australian social issues and historical events, he provided songs for many other artists. The album Women at the Well from 2002 had 14 female artists record his songs in tribute. Kelly was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the performing arts and to the promotion of the national identity through contributions as a singer and musician. Paul Maurice Kelly was born on 13 January 1955 in Adelaide, to John Erwin Kelly, a lawyer, Josephine, the sixth of eight surviving children. According to Rip It Up magazine, "legend has it" that Kelly's mother gave birth to him "in a taxi outside North Adelaide's Calvary Hospital".
Although Kelly was raised as a Roman Catholic, he described himself as a non-believer in any religion. He is the great great grandson of Jeremiah Kelly, who emigrated from Ireland in 1852 and settled in Clare, South Australia, his paternal grandfather, Francis Kelly, established a law firm in 1917, which his father, joined in 1937. John Kelly died in 1968 at the age of 52, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years earlier. Paul Kelly was thirteen years old. Kelly described his father: "I have good memories, he was the kind of father that, well, I missed him when he died much; the older children were growing into him at the time. He was not well enough to play sport with me". Kelly's maternal grandfather was an Argentine-born, Italian-speaking opera singer, Count Ercole Filippini, a leading baritone for the La Scala Opera Company in Milan. Filippini was touring Australia in 1914 with a Spanish opera company; as Countessa Anne Filippini, she was Australia's first female symphony orchestra conductor.
She sang the role of Marguerite in Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Perth's performance of Faust in 1928. Kelly's grandparents started the Italo-Australian Opera Company, which toured the country in the 1920s. Josephine raised the younger children alone after John's death, but found time to assist others in need. Paul's oldest sister, became a nun and went on to write hymns, while a younger sister, Mary-Jo, plays piano in Latin bands and teaches music. An older brother, works for Edmund Rice International, with another brother, Tony, a drug and alcohol counsellor, who ran as an Australian Greens candidate in the 2001 and 2004 federal elections. Josephine Kelly moved to Brisbane, where she died in 2000, at the age of 76. Kelly attended Rostrevor College, a Christian Brothers school, where he played trumpet and studied piano, became the first XI cricket captain, played in the first XVIII football, he was named dux of his senior year. Kelly studied arts at Flinders University in 1973, but left after a term, disillusioned with academic life.
Royal Library of the Netherlands
The Royal Library of the Netherlands is based in The Hague and was founded in 1798. The mission of the Royal Library of the Netherlands, as presented on the library's web site, is to provide "access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the present by providing high-quality services for research and cultural experience"; the initiative to found a national library was proposed by representative Albert Jan Verbeek on August 17 1798. The collection would be based on the confiscated book collection of William V; the library was founded as the Nationale Bibliotheek on November 8 of the same year, after a committee of representatives had advised the creation of a national library on the same day. The National Library was only open to members of the Representative Body. King Louis Bonaparte gave the national library its name of the Royal Library in 1806. Napoleon Bonaparte transferred the Royal Library to The Hague as property, while allowing the Imperial Library in Paris to expropriate publications from the Royal Library.
In 1815 King William I of the Netherlands confirmed the name of'Royal Library' by royal resolution. It has been known as the National Library of the Netherlands since 1982, when it opened new quarters; the institution became independent of the state in 1996, although it is financed by the Department of Education and Science. In 2004, the National Library of the Netherlands contained 3,300,000 items, equivalent to 67 kilometers of bookshelves. Most items in the collection are books. There are pieces of "grey literature", where the author, publisher, or date may not be apparent but the document has cultural or intellectual significance; the collection contains the entire literature of the Netherlands, from medieval manuscripts to modern scientific publications. For a publication to be accepted, it must be from a registered Dutch publisher; the collection is accessible for members. Any person aged 16 years or older can become a member. One day passes are available. Requests for material take 30 minutes.
The KB hosts several open access websites, including the "Memory of the Netherlands". List of libraries in the Netherlands European Library Nederlandse Centrale Catalogus Books in the Netherlands Media related to Koninklijke Bibliotheek at Wikimedia Commons Official website
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, known as the AACTA Awards, are presented annually by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. The awards recognise excellence in the film and television industry, including the producers, actors and cinematographers, it is the most prestigious awards ceremony for the Australian television industry. They are considered to be the Australian counterpart of the Academy Awards and British Academy Awards; the awards called Australian Film Institute Awards or AFI Awards, began in 1958 and involved 30 nominations across six categories. They expanded in 1986 to cover television as well as film; the AACTA Awards were instituted in 2011. As of 2011, the Australian awards take place at the Sydney Opera House and the International Awards, inaugurated on 27 January 2012, are presented every January in Los Angeles; the awards were presented annually by the Australian Film Institute as the Australian Film Institute Awards, "to recognise and honour outstanding achievement in the Australian film and television industry."
They were instituted in 1958, "as a way to improve the impoverished state of Australian cinema", was part of the Melbourne International Film Festival until 1972. The first AFI Awards ceremony consisted of seven fields: Documentary, Advertising, Experimental Film, Public Relations and Teaching, an Open category for other films which didn't fit in the aforementioned categories. Between 1958–1980, submitted films were presented with a gold, silver or bronze prize, in some circumstances, a Grand Prix award, the highest honour a film could receive. Additionally, films were presented with a gold or silver medallion for technical achievements, films which didn't receive a prize were given a certificate of honourable mention. From the awards inception to 1968, documentary and educational films were the only films submitted for awards due to few feature films produced in Australia, but in 1969, Jack and Jill: A Postscript became the first feature film to receive an award from the AFI, with a silver prize in the "Open" category, is considered a winner in the Best Film category of the current awards.
Up until 1970, prizes were handed out in recognition of the film and production, rather than achievements of individual filmmakers and crafts people. However, from 1971 special achievement awards were introduced to recognise actors, screenwriters, musicians and cinematographers in feature films, from 1975, an additional cash prize was given per achievement. In 1977 feature film categories became competitive, while non-feature films continued to be awarded the gold and bronze prizes until 1981, when they became competitive. In 1976 the awards were broadcast live on television for the first time on the Nine Network at the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne. In 1986 television categories were introduced, presenting awards for mini-series and telefeatures before expanding to dramas and documentaries in the 1990s. In June 2011, the AFI announced an industry consultation for an "Australian Academy"; the aim of the Academy is to create awareness for Australian film in local and international markets and to improve the way the AFI rewards practitioners with the formation of an "Honorary Council".
Of the announcement Damian Trewhella, CEO of the AFI said, "We thought a better way to engage with the industry would be to try and improve our professional membership structure It's quite a big improvement on the way the AFI does things." The consultation period ended in July 2011 and on 20 July it was announced that the AFI would go ahead with the Australian Academy with Trewhella stating that " envisage that this will lead to greater opportunities for those working in the industry, as well as greater audience recognition and connection with Australian screen content." The name of the new Academy was revealed on 18 August 2011 as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, with the awards renamed to the AACTA Awards. Prior to this announcement, the awards date and location was changed to January 2012 at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney as opposed to Melbourne where it was held for the majority of the AFI Awards history; the date change was made to align the awards with the international awards season.
When the Academy announced the dates for the inaugural awards season, they introduced awards which "recognise international excellence within the categories of best film, acting and direction". On 23 November 2011, it was announced that the first award to be handed out since the Academy's inception is the Longford Lyell Award, presented to Don McAlpine for his contribution to cinematography, at the inaugural awards luncheon. To be eligible for nomination, a production must be an Australian production or program and, in the case of a film, cannot have been submitted for consideration; the submission of a production is accompanied by an entry fee in Australian dollars, of up to A$1680 for feature films, $400 for documentaries, $330 for short film and animation and $1125 for television categories. At the time of the awards inception, a jury of five judges, composed of film critics and filmmakers, determined the winner of a production. In 1976, the jury system was replaced by a peer voting process for feature films which would allow public members the right to v
The cello or violoncello is a string instrument. It is played by bowing or plucking its four strings, which are tuned in perfect fifths an octave lower than the viola: from low to high, C2, G2, D3 and A3, it is the bass member of the violin family, which includes the violin and the double bass, which doubles the bass line an octave lower than the cello in much of the orchestral repertoire. After the double bass, it is the second-largest and second lowest bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra; the cello is used as a solo instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles, string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, most modern Chinese orchestras, some types of rock bands. Music for the cello is written in the bass clef, but both tenor clef and treble clef are used for higher-range parts, both in orchestral/chamber music parts and in solo cello works. A person who plays the cello is called a violoncellist. In a small classical ensemble, such as a string quartet, the cello plays the bass part, the lowest-pitched musical line of the piece.
In an orchestra of the Baroque era and Classical period, the cello plays the bass part doubled an octave lower by the double basses. In Baroque-era music, the cello is used to play the basso continuo bassline along with a keyboard instrument or a fretted, plucked stringed instrument. In such a Baroque performance, the cello player might be joined or replaced by other bass instruments, playing bassoon, double bass, viol or other low-register instruments; the name cello is derived from the ending of the Italian violoncello, which means "little violone". Violone was a large-sized member of the violin family; the term "violone" today refers to the lowest-pitched instrument of the viols, a family of stringed instruments that went out of fashion around the end of the 17th century in most countries except England and France, where they survived another half-century before the louder violin family came into greater favour in that country as well. In modern symphony orchestras, it is the second largest stringed instrument.
Thus, the name "violoncello" contained both the augmentative "-one" and the diminutive "-cello". By the turn of the 20th century, it had become common to shorten the name to'cello, with the apostrophe indicating the missing stem, it is now customary to use "cello" without apostrophe as the full designation. Viol is derived from the root viola, derived from Medieval Latin vitula, meaning stringed instrument. Cellos are tuned in fifths, starting with C2, followed by G2, D3, A3, it is tuned in the same intervals as the viola. Unlike the violin or viola but similar to the double bass, the cello has an endpin that rests on the floor to support the instrument's weight; the cello is most associated with European classical music, has been described as the closest sounding instrument to the human voice. The instrument is a part of the standard orchestra, as part of the string section, is the bass voice of the string quartet, as well as being part of many other chamber groups. Among the most well-known Baroque works for the cello are Johann Sebastian Bach's six unaccompanied Suites.
The cello figures as a member of the basso continuo group in chamber works by Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi with pieces such as Il primo libro di madrigali, per 2–5 voci e basso continuo, op. 1 and Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre who wrote six sonatas for violin and basso continuo. From the Classical era, the two concertos by Joseph Haydn in C major and D major stand out, as do the five sonatas for cello and pianoforte of Ludwig van Beethoven, which span the important three periods of his compositional evolution. A Divertimento for Piano, Clarinet and Cello is among the surviving works by Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. A review of compositions for cello in the Romantic era must include the German composer Fanny Mendelssohn who wrote the Fantasy in G minor for cello and piano and a Capriccio in A-flat for cello. Other well-known works of the era include the Robert Schumann Concerto, the Antonín Dvořák Concerto as well as the two sonatas and the Double Concerto by Johannes Brahms.
Compositions from the late-19th and early 20th century include three cello sonatas by Dame Ethel Smyth, Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Claude Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano, unaccompanied cello sonatas by Zoltán Kodály and Paul Hindemith. Pieces including cello were written by American Music Cente founder Marion Bauer and Ruth Crawford Seeger. Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz was writing for cello in the mid 20th century with Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra, Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra and in 1964 composed her Quartet for four cellos. The cello's versatility made it popular with many male composers in this era as well, such as Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten, György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski and Henri Dutilleux. Well-known cellists include Jacqueline du Pre, Raya Garbousova, Zara Nelsova, Hildur Gudna
Helen Garner is an Australian novelist, short-story writer and journalist. Garner's first novel, Monkey Grip, published in 1977 established her as an original voice on the Australian literary scene–it is now considered a classic, she has a reputation for incorporating and adapting her personal experiences in her fiction, something that has brought her widespread attention with her novels, Monkey Grip and The Spare Room. Throughout her career, Garner has written both non-fiction, she attracted controversy with her book The First Stone about a sexual-harassment scandal in a university college. She has written for film and theatre, has won awards for her work, including the Walkley Award for a 1993 Time Magazine report. Adaptations of two of her works have appeared as feature films: her debut novel Monkey Grip and her true-crime book Joe Cinque's Consolation – the former released in 1982 and the latter in 2016. Garner's works have covered a broad range of themes and subject matter, she has thrice written true-crime books: first with The First Stone, about the aftermath of a sexual-harassment scandal at a university, followed by Joe Cinque's Consolation, a journalistic novel about the court proceedings involving a young man who died at the hands of his girlfriend, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Book, again in 2014 with This House of Grief, about Robert Farquharson, a man who drove his children into a dam.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation site has characterised her as one of Australia's "most important and admired writers", while The Guardian referred to her as "Australia's greatest living writer". Garner was born Helen Ford to Bruce and Gwen Ford in Geelong, the eldest of six children, her sister Catherine Ford is a writer of fiction. Garner described her upbringing as being in an "ordinary Australian home – not many books and not much talk". Garner attended Manifold Heights State School, Ocean Grove State School and The Hermitage in Geelong where she was the head prefect, she left Geelong after her high school graduation at the age of 18 to study at the University of Melbourne, residing at Janet Clarke Hall, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English and French. One of her teachers at the University of Melbourne was the poet Vincent Buckley. Between 1966 and 1972, Garner worked as a high-school teacher at various Victorian high schools. During this time, in 1967, she travelled overseas and met Bill Garner, whom she married in 1968 on their return to Australia.
Her only child, the actor and writer Alice Garner, was born in 1969. Garner's first marriage ended in 1971. In 1972, Garner was sacked by the Victorian Department of Education for "giving an unscheduled sex education lesson to her 13-year-old students at Fitzroy High School". Sher had written an essay about the lesson and published it under a pen name in The Digger, a countercultural Melbourne-based magazine. Although considered "unsolicited", Garner writes in the October 1972 article that she had intended to give a lesson on Ancient Greece, but the textbooks given to her students had been defaced with sexually explicit drawings; as a result of these drawings, the class had posed questions relating to sex to Garner, who decided to allow an uninhibited discussion based around their questions, which she vowed to answer as their teacher. When her identity was revealed, she was called into the Victorian Department of Education; the case was publicised in Melbourne, bringing Garner a degree of notoriety.
The Victorian Secondary Teachers Association went on strike to protest the Deputy Director of Secondary Education's decision to fire Garner. Garner appeared in the 1975 independent film Pure Shit, which focuses on four drug addicts searching for heroin in Melbourne. After her marriage to Bill Garner ended, Garner married two more times: to Jean-Jacques Portail and Australian writer Murray Bail, from whom she separated in the late 1990s, she is no longer married. In her work, she has been open about her struggle with her two abortions. In 2003, a portrait of Garner, titled True Stories, painted by Jenny Sages, was a finalist in the Archibald Prize. Garner came to prominence at a time when Australian writers were few in number, Australian women writers were, by some, considered a novelty. Australian academic and writer, Kerryn Goldsworthy, writes that "From the beginning of her writing career Garner was regarded as, called, a stylist, a realist, a feminist", her first novel, Monkey Grip, relates the lives of a group of fledgeling artists, single parents, drug addicts and welfare recipients living in Melbourne share-houses.
In particular focus is the co-dependent relationship between single-mother Nora and Javo, a flaky junkie who Nora is in love with, despite him drifting in and out of her life. The novel, set in inner-city Melbourne suburbs Fitzroy and Carlton, was written in the domed Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria, after Garner's teaching dismissal. Years she stated that she had adapted it directly from her personal diaries and based the relationship between Nora and Javo on a relationship she had with a man at the time. Other peripheral characters in the book were based on people in Garner's own social circle from Melbourne share-houses. Monkey Grip was successful: it won the National Book Council Award in 1978 and was adapted into a film in 1982. Goldsworthy suggests that the success of Monkey Grip may well have helped revive the careers of two older but ignored Australian women writers, Jessica Anderson and Thea Astley. Thea Astley wrote of the novel t
One Night the Moon
One Night the Moon is a 2001 Australian musical non-feature film starring husband and wife team Paul Kelly, a singer-songwriter, Kaarin Fairfax, a film and television actress, their daughter Memphis Kelly. Directed by Rachel Perkins and written by Perkins with John Romeril, it was filmed on Andyamathanha land in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia for six weeks in early 2000. Kelton Pell portrayed an Aboriginal tracker, Albert Yang with Ruby Hunter playing his wife, who searches for the missing child. Musical score was by Kelly, Kev Carmody and Mairead Hannan, with other artists they contributed to the soundtrack; the film won ten awards, including two Australian Film Institute Awards. One Night the Moon was inspired by the story of indigenous tracker, Alexander Riley as depicted in Black Tracker, a documentary directed by Riley's grandson, Michael Riley. Alexander Riley had worked for the New South Wales police in Dubbo in the early 1900s, finding wanted criminals, missing persons and hidden caches.
Composer/singer Mairead Hannan saw the documentary and formed a project with her sister Deirdre Hannan, Carmody, Alice Garner and Perkins. Aside from the search for a missing child, the film deals with the racist attitude depicted by the father's refusal to use an indigenous tracker; the film was Paul Kelly's cinematic debut, while his wife, Fairfax had a lead role in two related TV mini-series Harp in the South and Poor Man's Orange in 1987, roles in films Belinda and Young Einstein. Fairfax had her film debut with a minor role in 1982's Starstruck which had Paul Kelly and the Dots supplying a song for the soundtrack. Set in the 1930s Australian Outback, starring singer Paul Kelly as a farmer, Jim Ryan, newly settled in the area, he is the father of a girl, who climbs out the window of their farmhouse one night and follows the moon into the hills. Rose Ryan comes to check on her daughter only to find; the Ryans get the local police, led by a sergeant, to search for her, but when their Aboriginal tracker, Albert Yang arrives, the father says he does not want any blacks on his land.
Jim Ryan and the white police go searching for Emily, destroying evidence Albert could have used to find the girl. The white men cannot find her Rose goes to Albert's hut and together they go looking for Emily, they find her dead in the hills and bring her body back home. Jim commits suicide. Albert's wife sings the funeral song for the lost child. Paul Kelly as Jim Ryan Kaarin Fairfax as Rose Ryan Memphis Kelly as Emily Ryan Kelton Pell as Albert Yang Ruby Hunter as Albert's wife Chris Haywood as police sergeant David Field as Allman A 1997 documentary, Black Tracker on Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV, concerned an indigenous tracker called Alexander Riley from Dubbo, New South Wales. Singer-songwriter Mairead Hannan saw Black Tracker, she liked the story about a young boy who disappeared near Dubbo in 1932 and was tracked by Riley. Hannan wanted to tell the story as a musical for a project sponsored by ABC TV's Arts and Entertainment department. Mairead enlisted her sister and fellow composer Deirdre Hannan other composers/performers Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody and Alice Garner to help with the project.
Screenwriter John Romeril and director Rachel Perkins were approached and together wrote the screenplay. Garner was due to take the part of Rose Ryan, the mother, but became pregnant so Kaarin Fairfax undertook the role. Aside from the search for a missing child, the film deals with the racist attitude depicted by the father's refusal to use the indigenous tracker; the original story was about the tracker seeking a young boy who had gone missing, but Perkins decided a missing girl would have greater impact and shifted the focus to the despairing mother. Fairfax and Kelly volunteered their seven-year-old daughter, Memphis Kelly, for the part of the lost child. Location filming occurred on Adnyamathanha land in the Flinders Ranges and other sites in South Australia for six weeks early in 2000. Kelton Pell portrayed Albert with Ruby Hunter playing his wife. Musical score was by Kelly, Kev Carmody and Mairead Hannan, with other artists they contributed to the soundtrack. Awards and nominations received by One Night the Moon.
Track listing Songwriters according to Australasian Performing Right Association, with performers listed after track times. "I Don't Know Anything More" – Paul Kelly "Flinders Theme" – Mairead Hannan "One Night the Moon" – Kaarin Fairfax, Memphis Kelly "Moon Child" – M Hannan, Deirdre Hannan "The Gathering" – M Hannan "Now Listen Here: Introduction to This Land is Mine" – M Hannan, D Hannan, Alice Garner "This Land is Mine" – P Kelly featuring Kelton Pell "The March Goes On/The Gathering 2" – M Hannan "Spirit of the Ancients" – Kev Carmody "What Do You Know" – K Fairfax, K Pell "Carcass/The Gathering 3" – M Hannan "Night Shadows" – K Carmody, A Garner "Black and White" – K Carmody "Moment of Death" – M Hannan "Hunger" – M Hannan, D Hannan "Unfinished Business" – K Pell, K Fairfax "Spirit of the Ancients" – K Carmody "Moody Broody" – (0
Love and Other Catastrophes
Love and Other Catastrophes is a quirky 1996 Australian romantic comedy film featuring Frances O'Connor, Radha Mitchell, Alice Garner, Matthew Dyktynski, Matt Day and Kym Gyngell. The film was the first full-length release by director Emma-Kate Croghan and is set and filmed at Melbourne University where she studied writing and film directing; the film was nominated for five Australian Film Institute awards, including best film, best original screenplay, best actress, best supporting actress, editing. Garner won a Film Critics Circle of Australia award for best supporting actress for her role in the movie; the story revolves around University of Melbourne film studies students and roommates Mia and Alice, each of whom is experiencing various upheavals. Mia and Alice are in desperate need of a housemate. Mia's girlfriend Danni is keen to move in. Obsessed with her favourite lecturer, Mia becomes embroiled in a war of paperwork with the University administration as she attempts to pursue him to his new department.
She is hampered in her efforts to transfer by her current supervisor Professor Leach. To add to her woes she breaks up with her girlfriend, Danni. Danni pursues another love interest, in part to get back at Mia. Alice, a habitual perfectionist, is four years late with her thesis on'Doris Day as Feminist Warrior', she can't find anyone who fits her strict criteria. Frustrated, she falls for the most unsuitable male possible... Ari, a classics student and part-time gigolo; however she is the object of desire of Michael. As the day ends and the party begins events begin to unscramble in unexpected ways. Omnia Vincit Amor... Love Conquers All. Matt Day as Michael Douglas Matthew Dyktynski as Ari Alice Garner as Alice Frances O'Connor as Mia Radha Mitchell as Danni Suzi Dougherty as Savita Kim Gyngell as Professor Richard Leach Suzanne Dowling as Dr. Russell Torquil Neilson as Toby Christine Stephen-Daly as Susan Dominic McDonald as Zac Alvin Chong as Alvin Myles Collins as Myles Antony Neate as Tony Brigid Kelly as Brigid Love and Other Catastrophes features music by many bands including: Daryl McKenzie - "Manhattan Walk" Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning" The Cruel Sea - "Just a Man" Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes - "You're Just Too Hip Baby" Underground Lovers - "Recognize" Godstar - "Pushpin" Rebecca's Empire - "Empty" Tumbleweed - "TV Genocide" Spdfgh - "Steal Mine" Tex and Charlie - "Fake That Emotion" Monday Michiru - "Rainy Daze" The Boners - "Perils of Mia" The Cardigans - "Carnival" Bellydance - "Bubbles" Blue Mink - "Can You Feel It Baby" Simon Holmes and Morgana Ancone - "Let's Do It" Died Pretty - "Good At Love" Love and Other Catastrophes grossed $1,687,929 at the box office in Australia.
Cinema of Australia Love and Other Catastrophes on IMDb Love and Other Catastrophes at the TCM Movie Database Love and Other Catastrophes at Oz Movies Love and Other Catastrophes at AllMovie Roger Ebert review Love and Other Catastrophes at the National Film and Sound Archive