Sounds Familiar

Series produced by Blake Cooper

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Image by: Hannah Corey 

It's a hypertextual adventure.

There’s no surprising anyone these days. We’ve seen it all before-- rehashed Hollywood sequels, tired TV catchphrases, music by that band who sounds like that other band who sounds like someone else. And the more media we consume, the worse it gets. Sounds Familiar tries to untangle the web of trends, patterns and connections in the everyday and the ordinary, discovering new ways to be surprised by the same old clichés. It’s a hypertextual adventure.

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7 Pieces

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The debut episode! We're looking at the famous BUM. ba-BUM CH! and why it's been so influential, and so imitated, over the years.

Bought by KUT

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 13:07
  • Purchases: 1
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We all know a bad translation when we see one… or do we? I spoke with Jay Rubin, translator for the best-selling author Haruki Murakami, among othe...

  • Added: May 11, 2012
  • Length: 11:35
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Why is music getting louder? And why is it bad? Is it bad?

  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 13:06
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Is three really the magic number?

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUT

  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films...

Bought by KUT

  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 17:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's happened again. Your favorite TV show is beginning to lose its appeal. Now the shark has been jumped, and there's no going back. Now what?

Bought by and KUT

  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 10:37
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Inside the studio at Footsteps
Foley artists are the unsung performers behind the Hollywood blockbusters. They design and perform the sounds you hear in the movies, from fistfigh...

Bought by KUT

  • Added: Sep 09, 2012
  • Length: 11:38
  • Purchases: 1