The Kite Runner: A Portrait of the Marc Forster Film (Paperback)
With more than 120 photos in full color and the complete screenplay, the story behind the making of the movie based on the beloved bestselling novel directed by Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball," "Finding Neverland," and "Stranger Than Fiction").
Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, "The Kite Runner" is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes, and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amirand Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. One boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right. This universal human story speaks to anyone who has every yearned for a second chance to make a change and find forgiveness.
This beautifully designed pictorial book includes the complete screenplay, highlighted by exquisite color photographs, behind-the-scenes stories about the production, the locations (the western Chinese desert that borders Afghanistan), the casting of the globally diverse cast and crew, and commentaries by novelist Khaled Hosseini and director Marc Forster.
About the Author
Marc Forster is the Golden Globe-nominated director of Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, and Stranger Than Fiction. He will direct the next James Bond film.
David Benioff, the screenwriter, also wrote the screenplays for Troy, Stay, and 25th Hour, which was based on his novel.
Khaled Hosseini is the author of the bestselling novels The Kite Runner (2003) and A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007). Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the United States in 1980, he lives in northern California, where he is a physician.