I went to see The Kite Runner last night at the cinema. It’s hard to watch because the subject matter is so strong, but I did think it was a great film. A quick look at plot of the book on Wikipedia makes it pretty obvious to me they’ve softened the story quite a bit for the cinema, but it was certainly heavy enough for me.
If you’re looking for a mindless action blockbuster, this is not it. If you want some challenging viewing, give it a go. I think it’s worth it.
PS. I don’t have any idea of the politcal or cultural accuracy of the film. I’m judging it from the story alone.
5 thoughts on “The Kite Runner…”
Re: cultural accuracy…I heard on NPR that the boy who played the lead/victim has received death threats because of the subject matter of the movie.
“The Kite Runner” an awesome book, great attention to details. Every single page made me cry, laugh, warmed up my heart with love, and made me angry… I cried non-stop throughout the book.
I went to see the Kite Runner and really loved the film. There was a beautiful piece of music that was played in the film when Amir came back from Afghanistan with his nephew and thought he lost him. He went into a Mask and a really amazing song was playing in the film. I bought the CD and the song is not on the CD! Does anyone remember this song so I can find it on the internet or purchase it on iTunes from the artist? Thanks for any help in finding the song. Sincerely, Carl
To Carl McCaskill: i’ve got the same problem as you. i loved final song and i listened to the songs on the cd and it’s not there. the only thing i know is that it was both in english and pashtu and one sentence i remember from english part is “I turn to you my heart”. i hope someone else can help us.
P.S. i think the book was much much better than the movie.
I have figured it out. The song is in fact on the soundtrack. It is at the end of the song “Supplication”.
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