Sound On Sight Radio Rewind – Episode #235: This Gun For Hire

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With the DVD release of Red, I felt it would be a good time to republish this post.

Assassin. Hitman. Contract killer. Call it what you will, it’s an archetype both familiar and fascinating to film fans. Provided, of course, that you accept the conceit that they’re all debonair, high-skilled murder magicians rather than project kids with meth mouth and 2-litre pop bottles taped to stolen handguns. But hey, that’s why we watch movies instead of hanging out by downtown subway stations after midnight. Tonight, Sound on Sight takes a look at three films about assassins: Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional, 1976’s Le Samourai, and this weekend’s comic book adaptation Red.

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Le Samourai – Theme (Remixed)

Black Mountain – Old Fangs

Bjork – Venus as a Boy

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