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The Kite Runner
(2007)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:
Alberto Iglesias

Conducted by:
Michael Nowak

Co-Produced by:
Marc Forster
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Deutsche Grammophon
(November 20th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Nominated for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award.
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Buy it... if you appreciate Alberto Iglesias' extremely intelligent merging of worldly genres in his highly textured and authentic cross-cultural works.

Avoid it... if you prefer your dramatic scores to leave an impression with you via memorable themes rather than instrumental and rhythmic devises.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,315
WRITTEN 12/19/07
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The Kite Runner: (Alberto Iglesias) Director Marc Forster and screenwriter David Benioff have been extremely faithful in their adaptation of the best-selling Khaled Hosseini novel The Kite Runner, and their reward has been a significant showing in early awards consideration. The film has been a great arthouse success, breaking hearts with its emotionally stark but frightfully realistic glimpse at the culture of Afghanistan from the times before the Russian invasion through the rule of the Taliban. Two boyhood friends share a love of kite flying, but their class differences cause one to betray the other in such a dramatic fashion that the story closely follows his life-long path to redemption. A move to America underlines the clash of societies living in different centuries, but the common thread of the film is one of an introspective personal journey that has no clear heroes and villains. The assignment to The Kite Runner seems like a perfect fit for Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias, who is not only adept at composing in dramatic cross-cultural fashion, but is also an international favorite with arthouse audiences. His collaboration with director Pedro Almodóvar was his introduction to most of those listeners, with several Goya Awards and nominations for Golden Globes and Academy Awards resulting in this decade. His knack for combining the styles of multiple cultural genres of music into one package has become his specialty, ranging in success from the cross between classical chamber music and Latin flavor in Talk to Her to the less tangible merging of a Western orchestra and the highly textured, worldly instruments of East Africa in The Constant Gardener. The most common result of his endeavors is an authenticity for each location he writes for despite incorporating seemingly incongruous elements from unrelated genres. Iglesias continues the same techniques in The Kite Runner, augmenting the standard studio orchestra in Los Angeles with a variety of specialty instruments and vocals that take small pieces of Western symphonic sensibilities and infuse them with a surprisingly effective balance between traditional Middle Eastern tones and a smoother, more rhythmic Latin foundation.



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Average: 3.02 Stars
***** 36 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 62:36
• 1. Opening Titles (3:21)
• 2. The Call, Kabul 1978 (2:33)
• 3. He Hates Me (1:08)
• 4. Kite Shop (3:07)
• 5. Sin (1:34)
• 6. Tanha Shudam Tanha - performed by Ahmad Zahir (3:36)
• 7. Kite Tournament (5:40)
• 8. Hassan Theme (2:58)
• 9. Az Man Begurezed - performed by Ahmad Zahir (5:04)
• 10. Plant the Watch (1:30)
• 11. Russians Invade (2:23)
• 12. The Truth (1:59)
• 13. Omaid e Man - performed by Ehsan Aman (1:47)
• 14. Fuel Tanker (3:09)
• 15. End Phone Call (2:06)
• 16. The Stadium (2:34)
• 17. Escape (3:11)
• 18. Dukhtare Darya - performed by Ehsan Aman (3:44)
• 19. Fly a Kite (4:27)
• 20. Reading the Letter (2:50)
• 21. Supplication - performed by Sami Yusuf (4:06)

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The insert includes a short note from the director about the score.
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