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    They Shot Pictures Ep #08: Tony Scott

    In this very special, sort-of-bonus episode of They Shot Pictures, I am joined by my friend Barry (aka wigwam) to pay homage to filmmaker Tony Scott. I confess to my lack of exposure to his films growing up and Barry in turn (kind of) confesses to having Top Gun posters on his wall! We discuss […] More

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    ‘The Expendables 2’ / ‘True Romance’

    If you’ve been following Sound on Sight for any length of time, you’ll know that, for all of our love and affection for arthouse and foreign film, not to mention documentaries, we love a good terrible action film. So we thought it might be fun to check in on Sylvester Stallone’s latest ensemble action pic, […] More

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    Meagan’s Awesome Movie Alphabet Posters

    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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    Sound On Sight’s Best Films Ever Made

    With the notion of film canonization once again at issue, we thought it might be an appropriate occasion to check in on our staff’s collective opinion of the greatest films of all time. We had no idea what to expect; our contributors come from all over the world and come from vastly different backgrounds and […] More

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    Tony Scott – Love ‘im or hate ‘im, it’ll be a long time before anyone forgets him

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, composer Giorgio Moroder was often accused of trying to replace the orchestral movie soundtrack with high-energy, synthesizer-heavy disco pop laid on with a trowel in movies like Thank God It’s Friday (1978), Flashdance (1983), Scarface (1983), and Top Gun (1986). I remember a magazine story on Moroder which quoted […] More

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    ‘True Romance’ – The Director’s Cut

      True Romance Directed by Tony Scott Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino 1993, USA “Not since Bonnie and Clyde have two people been so good at being bad”. Written by one-of-a-kind Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) and directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun, Hunger, Crimson Tide), True Romance is if anything consistently entertaining. This outlaw-lovers-on-the-run […] More

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    Tony Scott: Abstract Painter and Working Class Champion

    Tony Scott, one of Hollywood’s most marginalized auteurs and easily one of the most exciting presences in that market, died recently of suicide. But this particular obituary will be less a mourning and more a celebration of his artistry. This artistry sharply divided critics and audiences alike, more specifically in the last 10 years of […] More

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    Tony and Ridley Scott Prep Pirate Miniseries

    It seems like more and more filmmakers are making the transition from the big screen to television. Martin Scorsese was lured to direct last year’s standout HBO series Boardwalk Empire and also serves as executive producer and who can miss the fact that Steven Spielberg currently has his fingers in several pies producing the upcoming […] More

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    Christopher Nolan Picks Potential Superman Directors

    Slower than a speeding slug, the new Superman movie has been building steam for some time now. Producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are backing the David Goyer script and are moving along with a short list of directors to helm the revitalization of the Man of Steel. Mike Fleming of Deadline has been told […] More

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    Trailer: The A Team

    The trailer for the upcoming feature film based on The A-Team television series has been released. The film is planned for release on June 11, 2010 by 20th Century Fox and is directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. The plot will involve a shift from Vietnam to the Middle […] More

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    Taking Pelham, Then and Now: Sound On Sight Radio #126

    Taking Pelham, Then and Now This past weekend saw the release of director Tony Scott’s re-envisioning of Joseph Sargent’s 1974 thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, with Denzel Washington taking over from Walter Matthau and John Travolta subbing for Robert Shaw. We’ll examine both the remake and Sargent’s original, as well as taking […] More

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    The Hire: Beat The Devil

    With the release of the new Tony Scott film, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, we have decided to post his short film for the 2001 BMW internet adds. Beat The Devil The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul. with James Brown, Gary Oldman, Danny Trejo and Marilyn […] More