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For Immediate Release


This Seasonís Most Anticipated Drama Features Original Score By Oscar-Nominated Composer

CD Released October 8, 2002 From DG World / UMG Soundtracks
(New York, NY Ė August 2, 2002) Ė The beautiful and distinguished, Salma Hayek (Desperado, Fools Rush In) stars in this seasonís highly anticipated drama, Frida based on the life of the controversial artist. This flavorful movie-making collaboration unites Oscar and Grammy-nominated composer Elliot Goldenthal with his wife, director, Julie Taymor, whose work on the smash Broadway The Lion King brought her great esteem. The Frida soundtrack will be released October 8, 2002 from DG World/UMG Soundtracks.
An inventive composer, Elliot Goldenthal has received numerous accolades and nominations around the world for his own musical creations. As a well-rounded musician, he has generated work for orchestra, theatre, opera, ballet and film. He has received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Interview with the Vampire and Michael Collins as well as winning the prestigious L.A. Film Critics Award for Best Original Score for his outstanding work on The Butcher Boy. He has proven himself as a versatile composer with his orchestral piece Fire Water Paper, the ballet Othello, and other film scores such as the groundbreaking film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within and Batman & Robin.
Contributing to Fridaís flavorful atmospherics, Elliot Goldenthal has successfully constructed a mix of powerful acoustic guitar playing, meditative arrangements and up-tempo flamenco-influenced tracks. Also exclusively featured on the disc is a haunting vocal duet from Brazilian-music giant Caetano Veloso and Lila Downs, known for blending Latin, Native American and African sounds. The soundtrack album will be an enhanced CD containing exclusive bonus materials, including a film clip montage set to this unforgettable music by the film's acclaimed director Julie Taymor.
In Frida, Salma Hayek is Frida Kahlo the larger-than-life artist that became one of the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history. When her complex and enduring relationship with her husband Diego Rivera isnít enough for her, Frida embarks on an illicit and tempestuous love affair along with provocative entanglements with women. Frida lived a relentless life as a political, artistic and sexual revolutionary. Working side by side with Hayek to recreate the life of this extraordinary woman is an outstanding cast including Alfred Molina (Chocolat), Antonio Banderas (Desperado and The Mask of Zorro), Edward Norton (Fight Club), Ashley Judd (Where the Heart Is) and Geoffrey Rush (Quills).
Frida, a Miramax film, opens in New York and LA October 25th with a wider release throughout November