Thursday, March 5, 2009

MARK ISHAM - Crossing Over [CD]

New CD release for composer Mark Isham, entitled Crossing Over, a 2009 film about illegal immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter terrorism and the clash of cultures. Crossing Over was written and directed by Wayne Kramer, himself an immigrant from South Africa, and is a remake of his 1995 short film of the same name. Kramer is editing it alongside Frank Marshall. The movie was filmed on location in Los Angeles in 2007.

The film was originally planned to have an Iranian character murder his sister in an honor killing, but the National Iranian American Council opposed this, saying that it was unrealistic and offensive, and it was re written.

The CD release comes from VARESE SARABANDE and here are its details, quoted from the source (

CROSSING OVER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Mark Isham
Harrison Ford
Ray Liotta
Jim Sturgess
Ashley Judd

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find — and create — in 21st century L.A.

CROSSING OVER stars Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford, Academy Award® winner Sean Penn, Ray Liotta (Good Fellas) Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe), and Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider).

Mark Isham returns for his third collaboration with director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler) and delivers a moving and poignant score.

The Weinstein Company opened CROSSING OVER on February 27.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 958 2 Release Date: 03/31/09

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