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"There were a lot of ways to die out there," says historian Ted Belue, a history professor at Murray State University, discussing the true story of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass, subject of the new film The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy is set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota. He speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the history of the fur trade and why "malcontents" like Glass were drawn to the novelty of adventure and "hairy dollars."

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The River's Edge International Film Festival begins this Thursday and continues through Sunday in downtown Paducah. In it's 11th year, the festival brings David Wilson from the City of Bradford (UK), a UNESCO City of Film, to the UNESCO city of Crafts & Folk Art. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Landee Bryant-Greene of Maiden Alley Cinema about the festival.

Andy Black of the Murray State University English Department reviews American-New Zealand mockumentary horror comedy "What We Do In The Shadows," showing this weekend at MSU's Cinema International.

From Dracula by Bram Stoker: 

It's astounding / time is fleeting / madness takes its toll ...

If you recognize those lyrics from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, you know what Riff-Raff means by madness: midnight show audiences shouting at the screen and doing the Time Warp in movie theater aisles as they've been doing for decades. This weekend will be Rocky Horror's 40th Halloween.

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Murray State graduate Nathan Austin plays one of the leads in a new Civil War era film titled The Middle Ground shot in Davies, Hopkins, and McLean counties. He stops Sounds Good by to talk about it with Kate Lochte, also the upcoming 21st annual "Forest First" battle re-enactment in Sacramento starting Friday and some of the other projects he's involved in featuring MSU alumni.

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A Nashville-based film company is opening a production office in Murray citing Kentucky as one of the best states for film incentives.  

President of Chance Film Productions John Russell says a production base will be opened in time to shoot the feature film “Candles” in Calloway and Caldwell counties later this year.  

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Being snowed in this week may have given some the opportunity to catch up on the films nominated for this year's Academy Awards, airing February 22 on ABC. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Andrew Black, Murray State English and Philosophy Department Assistant Professor and Specialist in Media Studies, with a preview of some of the nominees and his pick for Best Picture. 

Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

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We speak with Paris native Summer Crockett Moore who is now managing partner and producer for Choice Films & Choice Theatricals which is bringing its award-winning feature film JUNCTION to Paris, Murray, Paducah and Martin later this month. JUNCTION is a dramatic thriller about drug addicts breaking into a house to steal items for methamphetamine. However, upon breaking in, they discover something that will change their lives forever.

See more at choicefilms.com.

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