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    Sean Bean to star in TV’s ‘Frankenstein Chronicles’

    BBC News reports that Sean Bean will star in a new six-part event series titled Frankenstein Chronicles, a crime drama that will reimagine the classic tale. The series is created by Benjamin Ross (RKO 281), who will direct the first episode, and will be written by Frank Doelger, who has written episodes of Game of […] More

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    The Monster As Hero

    Monsters are a symbol of man’s fears, used by story tellers all over the world and in every medium. Monsters represent the dangers we face as a species both real (predators and nature) and speculative ( the supernatural). We have a biological imperative, a survival instinct to fear that which is inhuman. The most frequent […] More

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    ‘The Elephant Man’ and the Sensual Experience of Form

    Painted on the canvas in primitive colors was a life-size portrait of the Elephant Man. This very crude production depicted a frightful creature that could only have been possible in a nightmare. It was the figure of a man with the characteristics of an elephant. The transfiguration as not far advanced. There was still more […] More

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    Great Films Directed by Women Pt. 1

    Not too long ago I asked the Sound On Sight staff to choose their ten favourite films of all time. The result led to mixed reactions (both by staff and readers), and some angry feedback. But how could any of us select only ten films from the thousands we’ve seen and walk away happy with […] More

  • Top 5 Female Directorial Debuts

    5. Sara Polley – Away From Her (2006)– The first word that comes to my mind in regards to this film is serene. Polley is so successful in her capitalization of that feeling in fueling her narrative. The void, rural landscape of Northern Ontario mimic the inner turmoil of the protagonists in this film, fusing the […] More