Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Kite Runner: Coming to a Theater Near You

I'm really looking forward to the film version of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, especially after finding this peek at the movie via it's theater trailer. Take a look.


  1. I love the idea that they made a movie, but I just dread the infamous violent scene. Oh, and I told my local cinema about the new Cohen movie. They promise to get No Country for Old Men! Have you seen 3:10 to Yuma? It's an excellent western!

  2. The scene you're talking about could be difficult to watch, Maggie, no doubt about it. The director is walking a fine line on a scene like that one...a question of how much violence to include without lessening the impact of what has to be one of the most important scenes in the whole movie.

    I haven't seen 3:10 to Yuma, but I've heard some good things about it. You know, I really miss Westerns and wish that Hollywood would start making them again.

  3. The kid and his family are now trying to get that scene removed. I'm jaded, I know, but I think it's a ploy to get to America - they said they worried about their son's safety when people in Afghanistan see the movie. When the studio promised to protect them, the boy's first suggestion was that they be moved to America, where he can continue acting. Otherwise, they should have protested before the filming of the scene, not after the movie's ready to go.

  4. That's interesting, Annie, hadn't heard that. I do imagine that the scene would place him in some jeopardy among his peers and with hardcore religious leaders there but I agree that he should have thought about that before shooting the scene.

    Sounds like the family has a plan...and probably had one all along.