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    ‘The King’s Speech’ & ‘Melancholia’ Win Big At The European Film Awards

    The European Film Awards winners have little influence if none on the award ceremonies stateside, but it’s still interesting to note the differences between the European picks and those by the Americans. Tonight the award ceremony presented their winners and Melancholia tied Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech as the big winners, each taking three awards. […] More

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    How The Blockbuster Ruined Hollywood

    The big-budget (usually summer) blockbuster is the financial cornerstone of the American motion picture industry, and has been for much of the last 35 years or so.  In all its forms – action/adventure, suspense, Western, war story, horror, science fiction, fantasy, et al – the big budget thriller’s earning power is unmatched by any other […] More

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    Banksy Finally Responds To His Oscar Loss

    Well after dozens upon dozens of articles written here at Sound On Sight about Exit Through The Gift Shop, I would have to assume this would be the very last. The infamous street artist remained surprisingly quiet since the Academy Awards, after leaving behind a ton of street art around Los Angeles, but now he […] More

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    Infographic: The Art of the Pause – ‘The King’s Speech’

    The King’s Speech may get some historical details wrong, but it’s spot on when it comes to its central point: the closeness of the friendship between King George VI and his unconventional Australian speech therapist and the methods they used to help the king overcome his problem. Below is a new infographic sent to us […] More

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    2011 American Society of Cinematographers Award Winners

    Wally Pfister has won the top prize at the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Award ceremony for outstanding in cinematography for his work on Inception. The other nominees in the feature film category were Matthew Libatique, ASC (Black Swan), Danny Cohen, BSC (The King’s Speech), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Social Network), and Roger Deakins, ASC, […] More

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    The King’s Speech / Open Forum

    The Academy Award nominations are upon us, and leading the way with 12 is Tom Hooper’s historical melodrama The King’s Speech, which also happens to be the only one of the 10 Best Picture nominees we’ve yet to discuss on the show, so this seemed like as good an opening as we were going to […] More

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    A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Oscars… but the major studios aren’t laughing

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was not, originally, in the award-awarding business.  In fact, the Academy (founded by some of the early Hollywood moguls i.e. Louis Mayer, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jack Warner, among others) didn’t get around to handing out the little gold men until 1929 — two years after AMPAS’ creation. […] More

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    American Society of Cinematographers Chooses Their Nominees

    The American Society of Cinematographers have nominated five cinematographers for its 25th annual Outstanding Achievement Awards: The five include, Matthew Libatique (Black Swan), Wally Pfister (Inception), Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech), Jeff Cronenweth (The Social Network), and Roger Deakins (True Grit). This is the ninth time Roger Deakins’ has been nominated (his fifth in the […] More

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    2010 Golden Tomato Awards Announced

    Rotten Tomatoes has announced their 2010 Golden Tomato Awards. Everyone already knows that Toy Story 3 was the best-reviewed wide-release of 2010, but it is still interesting to see which other nine made the top ten. You can see the list below but first here are a few interesting facts. This marks the fourth year […] More

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    68th Annual Golden Globes Nominations

    The 68th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced today with The King’s Speech leading the pack with seven nominations including Best Picture (Drama), Colin Firth for Best Actor (Drama), Tom Hooper for Best Director, Helena Bonham Carter for Best Supporting Actress, and Geoffrey Rush for Best Supporting Actor.  The film, which deals with King George […] More

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    Trailer: The King’s Speech

    The trailer for this year People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival has been released. Synopsis: The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued […] More