She plays Sarah Jordan, a London society woman whose bloodless husband will never understand the passion she feels for social causes -- and for Nick Callahan , the handsome doctor who flies from one trouble spot to another saving lives. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. The movie has cut loose from real refugees, the real world and real characters, and committed itself to the foreground romance, and now when implacable reality asserts itself, there is really nothing to be said. Reflecting Jolie's real-life interest in promoting humanitarian relief, the film was critically and financially unsuccessful. Advertisement The key shots revealing the movie's priorities are the closeups right after Sarah meets Nick for the first time in Ethiopia. Made by movie fans, for movie fans.
What is the message being conveyed here? Beyond Borders 2003 Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. The last two cues are more traditionally romantic and sound more like Horner's usual work. And best of all, it is free to try Director : Martin Campbell, Producer : Dan Halsted, Author : Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Executive Producer : Geyer Kosinski, Producer : Amy Lescoe, Producer : Lloyd Phillips, Executive Producer : Roland Pellegrino, Original Music Composer : James Horner, Producer : John D. Angelina Jolie received a nomination for her performances in this and , but lost to for. The movie starts with the character of Sarah Jordan, played by Angelina Jolie, attending a fund raising event while living in England.
Sarah, who becomes intrigued by his work, decides to follow him on his human rights efforts across the world, even to Ethiopia, where she and Callahan see what poverty and suffering is up close. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. Beyond Borders was written for Martin Campbell, the director who coaxed The Mask of Zorro out of Horner a few years ago. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties.
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. Each cycle is slightly larger and more musically and texturally involved than the last, building to a suitable climax in the Chechnya cues. It stimulates the humanitarian in an otherwise ignorant audience. Now consider the climax of the movie. However, always wanting an emotional climax, Horner plays with this cycle within a cycle structure by creating a subtle crescendo. Nick says the kid is too far gone to live, but Sarah clutches it to her reassuring bosom and feeds it high-energy fluids a drop at a time.
The score's innovation begins in its structure. On the one hand, it wanted to be love story for the ages, set across long distances with obstacles for the hero and heroine to overcome in their quest for love. There is, however, some good that comes of films like these. What unspoken words are contained in the looks of these two lovers? She then follows him to Cambodia, where they start up a love affair and Nick gets involved in an arms-smuggling operation before they finally end up in Chechnya. I, too, felt that Jolie's character is quite selfish and though she did what she thought was the most helpful and self-sacrificing it was in fact pointless and irresponsible.
Too bad about the mother. The movie's box-office failure may have caused many to overlook this particular score, but you should buck the trend and check it out. Each of the three large sections follow a cyclic pattern. The general public who would never know of the situations portrayed in the film are now introduced to a world they may never have known existed. The story has insisted on Sarah's behavior and on the romance to such a degree that by the end, no commonsense response is available. The third cue is the soft, introspective cue of the cycle, often employing strings and piano to evoke a plaintive emotion, while the fourth uses Horner's electronics, his strings and voices, to generate an emotional reaction from the audience.
Each of these sections is further divided into four movements, each named sequentially one, two, three and four. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. As Sarah's work takes her to these volatile areas, where few people have traveled and even fewer have survived, she discovers that the harsh realities she encounters, and her growing romantic attraction to the charismatic, unpredictable doctor, ignite in her a passion for saving lives, while risking her own in the process. Yet overall, the score contains enough interesting ideas to cause this reviewer, who generally is underwhelmed by Horner's efforts, to give it a close listen. If Campbell can inspire the composer to create a third score with the spark of Zorro and Beyond Borders, then Horner should start working exclusively with him. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984.
Although James Horner's accompanying score, which samples freely from the music of the represented countries, could be considered exploitive as well, it actually is a step above the movie it accompanies. Its elevation comes from its singular purpose. The point is that it looks like a child near death, and the use of the image is offensive in a movie that is essentially a romance. The movie's indecision and vacillation between these two desires evidently turned off many viewers and caused many critics to find it exploitive of the people and areas it presented. Things like that don't actually happen, right? Each section is granted key instruments to mark it as unique from the others.
Still, what are we to make of a scene where she stops the truck, gathers up a starving baby and determines to save its life? The baby's mother, near death, reaches out a desperate arm and Sarah reassures her she will take care of the child. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. Something tragic happens, and before it does, the movie cuts back and forth between Nick and Sarah in closeups that reminded me of Bonnie and Clyde in the instant before the shooting started. His plea made on behalf of impoverished children under his care turns Sarah's life upside down. Although its presence creates a beautiful moment, it is a bit incongruous with the rest of the score.