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    Memento Mori: Remembering those we lost in 2011

    In October of 2010, Sound on Sight asked me to do my first commemorative piece on the passing of filmmaker Arthur Penn. I suspect I was asked because I was the only one writing for the site old enough to have seen Penn’s films in theaters. Whatever the reason, it was an unexpectedly rewarding if […] More

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    Oscar-Winning Composer John Barry Dead at 77

    One of the greatest film composers, John Barry has passed. It was revealed last night that the BAFTA and Oscar-winning composer died Saturday of a sudden heart attack in New York at the age of 77. He contributed a great many memorable cinema scores, and will forever be associated with the magnificent and exciting James […] More