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Case Study: How a 1994 Nick Cave Song Became a Favorite of Music Supervisors

Case Study: How a 1994 Nick Cave Song Became a Favorite of Music Supervisors
“You’ll see him in your head/On the TV screen/Hey buddy, I’m warning you/To turn it off”

That’s the refrain to “Red Right Hand,” a clanging, gloom-and-doom, six-minute-plus blues noir penned by Nick Cave and his fellow Bad Seeds, guitarist Mick Harvey and drummer Thomas Wydler, for the band’s 1994 album, “Let Love In,” originally released on Mute Records. Some 24 years later, the darkly foreboding track, reputedly a nod to the vengeful hand of God in John Milton’s epic “Paradise Lost,” has gained an unlikely second act as a sync magnet for a wide range of high-visibility movies, TV shows and ad campaigns.

Mute Song’s David McGinnis has been working with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds for the past 18 years and helped engineer a variety of sync usages over that time. Mute Songs, the music publishing arm for Daniel Miller’s groundbreaking label, has published
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Jack Irish: Dead Point is a TV Movie in need of some life

Written by Ian Collie

Direct by Jeffrey Walker

Available streaming on Acorn.TV

Jack Irish doesn’t just have an incredibly banal, writerly name (it could easily be Reginald Fakename), he has a completely bland existence of the sort that feels carbon-copied from any of dozens of mystery novels, films, and television shows. Jack has it all: a dead wife, a dark past, a former legal career that has transformed into work as a private eye, and rugged good looks that suggest he has seen some things he’d rather forget. Jack Irish: Dead Point is the third time Guy Pearce has played the character (he previously appeared in Jack Irish: Bad Debts and Jack Irish: Black Tide, all based on the series of novels by Peter Temple), and he is completely wasted in the role. Irish doesn’t really emote; he mostly walks through the by-the-numbers plotting as if
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TV highlights 21/12/2012

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CBeebies Panto | Text Santa | The Hoarder Next Door Christmas Special | Plácido Domingo's Gala Concert | It's Slade | Jack Irish: Black Tide | Hugo | Titanic

• Plan your Christmas and New Year viewing with our interactive guide to festive television

CBeebies Panto

4.30pm, BBC1

In which the CBeebies presenters tackle the story of a lad who gets duped into giving up his cow, beans that grow, grow, grow with the help of some Tree Fu Tom big world magic, and a naughty giant. You can probably guess the majority of what else occurs here, but then this isn't really for you. For parents, the presence of Bernard Cribbins as narrator brings a warm, nostalgic glow to proceedings. Jonathan Wright

Text Santa

8pm, ITV1

The Christmas charity appeal show is back, featuring another cavalcade of overbearingly familiar telly faces including Ant and Dec, the still-employed Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley. There will be a special,
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Ten’s new comedy The New Normal rates 552,000

Ten’s new Us comedy The New Normal saw a rise for the network last night on the previous Sunday but the prime time show is still struggling.

The sitcom, which aired at 8pm, rated just 552,000 and 19th in total viewers for the night, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

It’s an improvement on last week’s figure of 488,000, however last week it placed higher, in 16th position for total viewers.

The show was behind Nine’s 60 Minutes on 1.237m at 7.30pm, Seven’s Air Ways 1.066m and ABC1′s The Making of the Kingdom of Plants rating 972,000 which both went out at 8pm.

Across the key advertising demographics, the show was fifth in the 16-39 age group, 12th in 18-49 and 14th in 25-54.

Seven’s Sunday Night was the top show of the evening. The episode featured an interview with 2DayFM’s Kyle Sandilands discussing his life and career,
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Guy Pearce tele-movie Jack Irish: Bad Debts rates well for ABC

Jack Irish: Bad Debts, an Australian TV movie starring Guy Pearce has delivered the ABC its highest rating for Sunday night.

Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment for ABC1, the film rated 950,000 across the five city metro markets, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

In its 8.30pm time slot, the movie beat Ten’s series return of Homeland which rated 633,000 and 14th for the night, but couldn’t top Nine’s House Husbands, which rated 1.04m and fifth for the night.

The first of two Jack Irish tele movies adapted from the Peter Temple book series, rated sixth across all viewers. Directed by Jeffrey Walker, the film also starred Aaron Pederson, Roy Billing, Marta Dusseldorp and Anthony Hayes. The second in the films, Jack Irish: Black Tide will screen next Sunday at 8.30pm on ABC1.

The show did worse, however, in the key advertising demographics. In 16-39 age demo the show was 18th,
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Guy Pearce nominated for Golden Globe

Australian actor Guy Pearce has been nominated for a Golden Globe, best performance by an actor in a supporting role, series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV.

Pearce is nominated for his role of Monty Beragon in the miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO. The nominations are made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The actor won an Emmy for best supporting actor (miniseries/tele-movie) for the same role in September.

On Wednesday Pearce was also nominated at the 18th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards by the American actors’ guild for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a television movie or miniseries.

Also nominated for a SAG is Australian actress Rose Byrne, recognised for her contribution to the cast of Bridesmaids. The cast has been nominated for Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 15. The Screen
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