DR. DAN GOLDING
Dr. Dan Golding is a lecturer in Media and Communications at Swinburne University and an award-winning writer with over 200 publications (ABC Arts, Crikey, Buzzfeed, Meanjin, Kotaku). He co-wrote Game Changers (Affirm Press, 2016), made the soundtrack to Push Me Pull You (PS4, 2016), and from 2014-2017 was director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
I’m writing Star Wars After Lucas, a book about nostalgia, politics, and legacy in The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Star Wars Rebels. Under contract with University of Minnesota Press (2019).
How Wonder Woman’s theme music went from bombastic to smart. Looking at how Wonder Woman‘s score gives the character depth.
Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, The Fight For The Future of Videogames (Affirm Press, 2016). Co-authored with Leena van Deventer.
Remembering Star Wars for the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI) to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars film.
John Williams and the Universal Language of Film Music. Exploring how music communicatess meaning in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
I’m working with Andrew Pogson (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and Nicholas Buc (conductor and composer) to make Art of the Score, a podcast about film music.
The Dreamers of La La Land for Senses of Cinema, on the unfashionable hope and impossible nostalgia at the heart of La La Land (2016).
A Short History of Videogames, a four-part documentary radio series including archival material and interviews, for Radio National (ABC Australia).