Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Cliché: Erotic Plenitude in the Films of Russ Meyer
Mark Evans [+]
Mark Evans is Head of the Department of Contemporary Music Studies at Macquarie University and is co-editor of Perfect Beat - The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture. He has published articles on a range of topics, including: the use of sound in the 'Matrix' films; copyright; CD-Rom; Christian music; rock journalism; and country music in Australia. He is also a pianist and has recorded and performed in various contemporary styles.He is the author of Open up the Doors: Music in the Modern Church (2006) and editor of the Encyclopedia of Film Music and Sound (Equinox, forthcoming).
The discussion that follows will detail how the overall soundscape created in Meyer’s films is used in similar style to visuals, and in many cases it is sound that achieves Meyer’s more mischievous aims.