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The Day After Tomorrow
(2004)
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Composed and Produced by:
Harald Kloser

Additional Music by:
Thomas Wanker

Conducted by:
Blake Neely

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Orchestrated by:
Bill Boston
Frank Bennett
Don Nemitz
Benoit Grey
Larry Kenton
Jon Kull
Patrick Russ
Ceiri Torjussen
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(May 18th, 2004)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you're looking for epic disaster music that serves as an ironically pleasant listening experience for a bright, sunny day.

Avoid it... if you expect any semblance of sophistication, depth, excitement, or even any interesting bombast in what remains, despite its solemnly noble main theme, one of the most disappointingly generic disaster scores of all time.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #318
WRITTEN 6/3/04, REVISED 10/5/11
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The Day After Tomorrow: (Harald Kloser) To understand why ridiculous movies like 2004's The Day After Tomorrow even get made, you have to look upon the fortunes and personality of director/co-producer/co-writer Roland Emmerich, an avid environmentalist who votes Green Party and has had an obsession with worldwide disaster scenarios ever since his childhood. Thus, The Day After Tomorrow is a culmination of everything that an obsessed man like Emmerich could ever want: a story about impending environmental doom, not-so-subtle attacks on the policies of the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney administration in America during an election year (you just have to love how much actor Kenneth Welsh looked like the equally untrustworthy, corporate-bought Cheney), and, of course, spectacular shots of immense destruction of the landscape. The city of New York in particular, not spared a fiery demise in Independence Day and the massive feet of a monster in Godzilla, wasn't even sacred for Emmerich's in the post-9/11 era. Without a doubt, the filmmaker and his crew are quite adept at showing the annihilation of cityscapes, but what seems to escape these people is any sense of reality, logic, drama, passion, emotion, tension, psychology, or even witty humor. As with Emmerich's other disaster flicks, the highlight of The Day After Tomorrow is indeed the 20 or so minutes of total chaos that ensues at the sudden start of the next ice age. The rest of the film, dealing with the smaller human dramas of the main characters, is bland at best, and that distinction also applies to Harald Kloser's score. Emmerich's previous disaster films had featured the popular orchestral action of David Arnold, but a disagreement between them over the 2000 film The Patriot ended their collaboration (Arnold's skyrocketing fees may have prohibited him from this one as well had it not been for the strained relationship). Kloser, who was widely known only for his average score for 1999's The Thirteenth Floor, was at the start of a transformation from composer to screenwriter and producer for other like-minded films of minimal intellect in the 2000's. His music for The Day After Tomorrow and the similar 2012 several years later are considered subpar by most film score collectors, and 2004 was a particularly missed opportunity for Kloser (with this scoring assignment joined by the similarly numb Alien vs. Predator). As expected, Kloser takes a mainly orchestral approach for this Western human drama, though his result is far less inspiring than Arnold's early music for the genre.



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966 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.68 Stars
***** 137 5 Stars
**** 141 4 Stars
*** 204 3 Stars
** 253 2 Stars
* 231 1 Stars
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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - July 6, 2007, at 5:00 p.m.
1 comment  (2176 views)
Wow.. Tough Crowd!.. Word to the contrary..   Expand >>
Michael Samson - March 17, 2006, at 9:40 a.m.
2 comments  (3021 views)
Newest: February 11, 2007, at 2:41 p.m. by
Danny French
**on album*****with the film
Christian Harding - June 15, 2005, at 8:01 a.m.
1 comment  (1532 views)
Its in God's plans: The end of the world will happen!   Expand >>
Annie - November 26, 2004, at 5:37 p.m.
3 comments  (3382 views)
Newest: October 10, 2005, at 10:09 a.m. by
Dan
Two great assignments for Kloser wasted
Julio Gomez - October 14, 2004, at 1:49 p.m.
1 comment  (1517 views)
Chronological Order of Tracks   Expand >>
Josh Bal - October 13, 2004, at 12:23 p.m.
3 comments  (4006 views)
Newest: December 11, 2004, at 5:10 p.m. by
Josh Bal
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 38:24
• 1. The Day After Tomorrow (3:27)
• 2. Tornado Warning (2:00)
• 3. Sam! (1:20)
• 4. Tidal Wave (3:14)
• 5. Body Heat (1:50)
• 6. Russian Ghost Ship (1:24)
• 7. Hall's Plan (0:53)
• 8. Rio Grande (1:11)
• 9. Bedtime Story (2:03)
• 10. Blizzard (2:18)
• 11. Superfreeze (3:04)
• 12. Cutting the Rope (3:29)
• 13. Because of You (2:29)
• 14. President's Speech (4:19)
• 15. The Human Spirit (3:36)
• 16. Burning Books (1:42)

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