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Comments about the soundtrack for The Day After Tomorrow (Harald Kloser)

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Wow.. Tough Crowd!.. Word to the contrary..
• Posted by: Michael Samson   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, March 17, 2006, at 9:40 a.m.
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Been reading all the comments about this movie's soundtrack and I am surprised by just how much criticism there is.

As a movie, The Day After Tomorrow was mostly ordinary.. however, as far fetched as the scenario was, I did like the message the movie was trying to convey.. that if we do not take care of our environment we will pay for it.. I thought this was well stated in this movie. I happen to like disaster movies.. they are very entertaining to me.. its that evil streak in me I think of liking the the world to fall apart.. of course I don't really want this to happen.

One thing about this movie that was not ordinary however was its main theme. While I will agree with most of you that the majority of this soundtrack is borring.. I just bought it and listened to it all.. the main theme is really something special. I noticed this theme the second I heard it during the opening of the film.. While the theme is simple.. sometimes it is the most simple things that are the most beautiful. The main theme of this movie is gorgeous.. it is soulful and has an attention to nuance. This theme is very emotional and conveys a message of beauty and tragedy at the same time.. the perfect fit for this movie.. as nature can heal itself. I found the melody line to be deep and resonant.. I love deep strings and subtle nuances and this theme definitely stuck in my head.. which is a good thing.

I am a composer myself.. and I think sometimes people take for granted how difficult it is to write a compelling melody or main theme. My music is also melody cenetered.. and as a theme, I was inspired by Harold Kloser's main theme in this movie. I do agree that the rest of the soundtrack is ordinary.. but the main theme is not.. Track 1 "The Day After Tomorrow" and Track 14 "President's Speech" feature this beautiful theme. While the other themese in this movie could have been a lot better.. the main theme more then makes up for this. The one thing that is missing in this soundtrack is the End Credits.. it is too bad because they had a really nice version of the main theme in it. Anyways.. I will be enjoying this theme for long time. =o)

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       Michael Samson - Friday, March 17, 2006, at 9:40 a.m.

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