Bruce Smeaton

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Bruce Smeaton (born 5 March 1938) is a composer, well known for writing music for Australian movies and television. He has written music for movies, short films, television, documentaries and advertisements.

He was born in Brighton, Victoria and currently lives in Binalong, New South Wales.

He has written music for movies including Picnic at Hanging Rock, Seven Little Australians, The Cars That Ate Paris and The Devil's Playground.[1]

His music has been published by Southern Cross Records and 1M1 Records labels.

List of works[change | change source]

Listed here is film work for which Smeaton wroted the music.

Documentaries[change | change source]

  • Bush, Books and Breedens (1973)
  • My Brother Wartovo (1973)
  • Kangaroo Island (1974)
  • Pozieres (2000)

Movies[change | change source]

  • Libido (1973)
  • The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • The Great Macarthy (1975)
  • The Devils Playground (1976)
  • The Trespassers (1976)
  • Eliza Fraser also called The Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976)
  • Summerfield (1977)
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
  • Circle of Iron also called the The Silent Flute (1978)
  • The Last of the Knucklemen (1979)
  • Grendel Grendel Grendel (1980)
  • ...Maybe This Time (1980)
  • Double Deal (1981)
  • Monkey Grip (1982)
  • Squizzy Taylor (1982)
  • Barbarosa (1982)
  • Undercover (1983)
  • Iceman (1984)
  • The Naked Country (1984)
  • Departure (1985)
  • Plenty (1985)
  • Eleni (1985)
  • Contagion (1987)
  • Roxanne (1987)
  • Evil Angels also called A Cry in the Dark (1988)
  • Wendy Cracked a Walnut also called Almost (1989)
  • The Missing (1999)

Short films[change | change source]

  • The Clown and the Mindreader (no date)

Television[change | change source]

  • Seven Little Australians (1973, miniseries)
  • Ben Hall (1975, TV series)
  • Tandarra (1976, miniseries)
  • Patrol Boat (1979, TV series)
  • The Timeless Land (1980, miniseries)
  • A Town Like Alice (1981, miniseries)
  • 1915 (1982, miniseries)
  • Five Mile Creek (1983, TV series)
  • The Coral Island (1983, miniseries)
  • Eureka Stockade (1984, miniseries)
  • Boy in the Bush (1984, miniseries)
  • A Thousand Skies (1986, miniseries)
  • Jackson's Crew (1986, pilot)
  • Tusitala (1986, miniseries)
  • The Alien Years (1988, movie)
  • Act of Betrayal (1988, movie)
  • Naked Under Capricorn (1989, movie)
  • The Private War of Lucinda Smith (1990, dramatised documentary)
  • The Last of the Ryans (1997, movie)

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