Sound On Sight Radio #235: This Gun For Hire

Assassin. Hitman. Contract killer. Call it what you will, it’s an archetype both familiar and fascinating to film fans. Provided, of course, that you accept the conceit that they’re all debonair, high-skilled murder magicians rather than project kids with meth mouth and 2-litre pop bottles taped to stolen handguns. But hey, that’s why we watch movies instead of hanging out by downtown subway stations after midnight. Tonight, Sound on Sight takes a look at three films about assassins: Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional, 1976’s Le Samourai, and this weekend’s comic book adaptation Red.

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Playlist:

Le Samourai – Theme (Remixed)

Black Mountain – Old Fangs

Bjork – Venus as a Boy




By Sound On Sight Podcast

The Sound On Sight podcast was launched in late 2008 from the ashes of a radio show titled, The Naked Lunch, a show which aired on CJLO, 1690 AM in Montreal. Our podcast is marketed principally towards students and genre enthusiasts, and typically features in-depth discussion and debate on contemporary film. Throughout the years, the podcast has been nominated one of the best film shows world wide by several outlets including, MovieMaker Magazine.

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