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After Earth
(2013)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Conducted by:
Mike Nowak

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jeff Atmajian
Jon Kull
Peter Bateman

Co-Produced by:
Sven Faulconer
Jim Weidman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(June 11th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you desire twenty minutes of standard but satisfying James Newton Howard techniques that will serve, once the highlights are arranged into a suite, as an entertaining extension of The Last Airbender.

Avoid it... if the occasional melodic portions of this work, ranging from intimate and tender piano to full-blooded fantasy awe with chorus, are not frequent enough to compensate for the much greater quantity of challenging, primordial textures for the many suspense sequences.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,072
WRITTEN 6/12/13
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Howard
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After Earth: (James Newton Howard) It's understandable for any father to attempt to use his influence in an industry to secure a future for his son, but in the case of Will Smith using his story and production of the 2013 science fiction film After Earth to promote the career of his son, you have to wonder if the idea didn't backfire terribly. The plot of the movie has always revolved around a father-son bonding experience while stranded in the wild, but the setting was at some point in the pre-production process shifted from current times to Earth 1,000 years from now, by which time humanity had fled the planet for greener pastures. When Will Smith, in the role of a military officer tasked with protecting humanity's new home world, crashes on Earth with his son, the aforementioned Jaden Smith, they have to overcome beasts of the wild and the concept of fear to retrieve enough pieces of their ship to signal home. By enduring this survival experience, one defined by encounters with creatures that have thrived on Earth (as well as one nasty alien along for the ride on their ship), the two are able to reconcile their choppy past. Bringing the story to life is none other than director M. Night Shyamalan, whose own career since the mid-2000's has been marked by artistic failures that have done surprisingly well at the box office. Despite sinking over $200 million into the production and marketing of After Earth, Sony expressed disappointment in their return, the critical lashing applied to the film perhaps catching up to Shyamalan as audiences lose interest in his more conventional work. The acting performances were particularly slaughtered by critics, the younger Smith pounded for his lack of expressiveness. With the film languishing as a result, one of the few saving graces of the production is the continued collaboration between the director and composer James Newton Howard. Two of their three previous outings together yielded fantastic results that stood in the top five of their respective years, Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender proving that Howard is more than willing to overachieve for flawed cinematic projects, yielding in-demand albums of that music. The approach the composer took to After Earth isn't significantly different from The Last Airbender, a similar balance of orchestra, chorus, and specialty percussion employed for the newer assignment.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 57:20
• 1. The History of Man (2:22)
• 2. I'm Not Advancing You (1:28)
• 3. Pack Your Bags (1:41)
• 4. Leaving Nova Prime (0:48)
• 5. Can You Ghost? (2:10)
• 6. Ship Tears Apart (2:18)
• 7. Kitai Finds Cypher (1:19)
• 8. Get Me Into the Cockpit (1:36)
• 9. The Mission (1:31)
• 10. Baboons (2:52)
• 11. Kitai on Earth (2:56)
• 12. Four Vials Remain, Sir (1:11)
• 13. Run to the Falls (2:42)
• 14. Abort Mission (2:02)
• 15. Bird Attack (1:02)
• 16. Nest Battle (2:02)
• 17. Safety in the Hog Hole (3:42)
• 18. Saved by the Bird (0:53)
• 19. The Tail (1:40)
• 20. Dad, Are You There? (2:46)
• 21. Leech (2:59)
• 22. See the Peak (2:22)
• 23. Run to the Volcano (0:38)
• 24. Somewhere to Hide (1:23)
• 25. Chase Through the Cave (3:07)
• 26. Ghosting (4:46)
• 27. I Wanna Work with Mom (1:18)
• 28. After Earth (1:55)

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