of the Civil Dead (1988), directed by John Hillcoat.
Cave also wrote the screenplay for Hillcoat's bushranger film The Proposition (2005), and composed the soundtrack with frequent collaborator Warren Ellis.
They changed their name to the Birthday Party and relocated to London in 1980.
Cave utilised Old Testament imagery with lyrics about sin, debauchery and damnation.
The pair's film score credits include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), The Road (2009), Lawless (2012), and Hell or High Water (2016).
Cave is the subject and co-writer of the semi-fictional "day in the life" documentary 20,000 Days on Earth (2014).
Later, the line-up slimmed down to four members including Cave's friend Tracy Pew on bass. They were a leader of Melbourne's post-punk scene in the late 1970s, playing hundreds of live shows in Australia before changing their name to the Birthday Party in 1980 and moving to London, then West Berlin.
In 1977, after leaving school, they adopted the name The Boys Next Door and began playing predominantly original material. Cave's Australian girlfriend and muse Anita Lane accompanied them to London.Howard and Cave found it difficult to continue working together and both were rather worn down from alcohol and drug use.