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Cliffs of Freedom
(2019)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
George Kallis

Orchestrated by:
Kostas Christides
Michael Eastwood
Kevin Smithers
Nikiforos Chrysoloras
George Karpasitis
Andres Fenella
Jacob Boyd

Additional Music by:
Costas Cacoyiannis

Co-Produced by:
Mikael Carlsson
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Aegean Entertainment
(May 22nd, 2019)
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Regular international release, available initially on CD for about $20 outside of Europe.
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Buy it... if you appreciate ambitious scores for historical ethnic epics, George Kallis providing a wealth of symphonic force, thematic development, and exotic flavor for this doomed film.

Avoid it... if you become frustrated by scores that introduce so many themes that several of the best don't receive adequate development for you, this entry offering a wealth of riches almost too complicated for its own good.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,977
WRITTEN 11/15/20
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Cliffs of Freedom: (George Kallis) If you are an independent studio dropping tens of millions of dollars on a historical epic film over several years and following that with a significant hype machine for marketing, it can't be reassuring to gross only $300,000 internationally. While the lovers at the heart of 2019's Cliffs of Freedom were doomed to a miserable fate, no better a future awaited this film, relegated to an extremely limited theatrical run and poor luck on smaller screens thereafter. Audiences not attracted to the story about the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in the 1820's might have sought the tale of doomed romance between a young Greek woman who becomes a war legend and a sympathetic Turkish colonel dispatched to capture her. Being that the movie was intended as yet another incarnation of Romeo and Juliet, one must not imagine a happy ending consisting of ceaseless partying for the leads. Of interest to film buffs, however, is a rather eclectic supporting cast that includes Christopher Plummer, Lance Henriksen, Billy Zane, and stage legend Patti LuPone, whose presence as a motherly figure here is betrayed by a nagging feeling that she's always about to break out in sassy song. Plummer, conversely, steals the show, confessing that he had been itching at the time to convey wisdom in another epic romp. The failure of Cliffs of Freedom shouldn't deter film score enthusiasts from exploring the massive soundtrack penned by Greek composer George Kallis for the occasion. The relative newcomer became a sensation in 2017 with his overachieving work for the fantasy and drama genres in The Last Warrior, Albion: The Enchanted Stallion, and The Black Prince, all solid works with impressive highlights. In Cliffs of Freedom, the composer meets high expectations with an even more mature entry, taking many of the best instrumental and motific techniques of his 2017 works and supplying them in even more grandiose and extroverted fashion for the new occasion. There is no doubt that Kallis sought to resurrect the massive epics of the past for Cliffs of Freedom, not restraining himself in providing forceful or overtly romantic music during shots in the movie that sometimes betray its relatively low budget. As a Greek himself, Kallis clearly poured that additional amount of passion into this project with zeal.


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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 75:08
• 1. Fabric of History (3:27)
• 2. Ottoman Patrol (2:00)
• 3. Valtetsi Village (1:54)
• 4. Can You Forgive (3:17)
• 5. Tell Me What You See, Yia Yia (2:46)
• 6. Return to Tripolitsa (1:51)
• 7. Sunset Encounter (1:15)
• 8. Are We Really So Different (1:49)
• 9. You Know Nothing of My Mother (2:02)
• 10. Children at the Door (2:54)
• 11. Anna Christina's Prayer (1:51)
• 12. Not That Girl Any More (1:51)
• 13. Joining the Rebellion (2:29)
• 14. Caravan (1:49)
• 15. Fog of War (2:00)
• 16. Reason to Call Upon Him (2:28)
• 17. Becoming a Legend (3:01)
• 18. And By My Hand (1:57)
• 19. It's Not Your Fault (1:38)
• 20. The Time Has Come (2:26)
• 21. Cenotaph (4:20)
• 22. General Kolokotronis (2:16)
• 23. Freedom or Death (1:43)
• 24. To Save You From Yourself (1:04)
• 25. Battle Preparations (2:31)
• 26. Battle of Valtetsi (2:30)
• 27. Let the Blade Find the Cut (5:43)
• 28. Simply the Truth (5:19)
• 29. I'll Wait For You - performed by Ariana George (4:16)

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The insert includes notes from the director, writer/producer, and composer about the film and score.
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