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    ‘Mission: Impossible’ – Breaking Christopher McQuarrie out of Director’s Jail

    This Friday, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be released. It’s the fifth film in the iconic franchise, but sadly stands as only the third film of its director Christopher McQuarrie in 15 years since he got behind the camera. That’s a real shame, because Christopher McQuarrie is Hollywood’s best-kept secret when he really should […] More

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    100 Essential Action Scenes: Heists

    Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult […] More

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    Wish List: Things We Want to See in 2013

    With the turn of a new year, the uncomfortably futuristic sounding 2013, comes twelve more months of cinematic gold, silver and bronzed offal. There will be Supermen, more Hollywood remakes of cult Korean cinema, at least one memorable meltdown and the continuation of Marvel’s epic campaign of terror against bewildered audiences. But amidst the blockbuster […] More

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    ‘Sister’ an emotionally manipulative but devastating slice-of-life story

    Sister Directed by Ursula Meier Written by Antoine Jaccoud and Ursula Meier Switzerland, 2012 If acting is difficult for adults, the task may be roughest and most challenging for children. Some children have a naturally showy personality, an overly precocious sensibility that is, depending on your attitude, immensely endearing or obnoxious. But capturing what it’s […] More

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    Video Of the Day: 20 Cinematic Techniques

    The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the […] More

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    Why Can’t An Oscar-Winner Look More Like A Hit?

     Throughout the first half of February, the Sound On Sight staff will take a look at the Academy Awards. Whether one of the major studios takes the top prize at the Academy Awards or not, they have no squawk this year. Several years ago, as you might recall, the Big Guys were getting fed up […] More

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    2011 Box Office: It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

    Want a prediction for 2012 at the movies? It’s going to look a lot like 2011. An awful lot. It’s going to be a case of, If ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, actually, the creative machinery in Hollywood is broke, but, as the numbers show, not broken enough to warrant fixing. So. Next year, […] More

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    A Brief History of Title Design

    Put together to compete in the SXSW Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson has edited a large mix of some of the greatest film and television titles ever made. Slashfilm reports that the websites mission is: A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world. We honor the artists […] More

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    Jeremy Renner to Take Over Mission Impossible franchise?

    As the fourth installment of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise, Ghost Protocol, continues its shoot in Dubai, exclusive word comes from an MTV interview with The Hurt Locker’s Oscar nominated Jeremy Renner, who co-stars with Cruise, that confirms  he may be groomed to lead the M:I franchise in a new direction and effectively taking over […] More