Alphabet - Wojciech Kilar

‹ Back to alphabet


In 1992, the director Francis Ford Coppola became fascinated with Kilar’s soundtrack to Andrzej Wajda’s The Promised Land and asked the composer to write music for his film Bram Stokers Dracula (Kilar considered Coppola’s The Godfather the greatest film in cinema history). This is how the composer of Orawa began working for the U.S. film industry and directors including Roman Polański (Death and the Maiden, The Ninth Gate, The Pianist) and Jane Campion (The Portrait of a Lady). Engrossed in composing concert works, Kilar rejected an offer to compose the soundtrack for Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Lord of the Rings.