Independence Day

Dan Audio Projects

I had the extreme pleasure earlier this year of writing the liner notes for an expanded soundtrack release to one of the biggest hits of the 1990s, Independence Day. Releasing later today by La-La Land Records, I researched the film, and interviewed composer David Arnold, producer Dean Devlin, and scoring mixer Dennis Sands. (Sadly, director Roland Emmerich was out of the country and unable to get back to me in time.) The album itself is pretty kick-ass, and I’m excited …

2012

Dan Movie Reviews

With 2012, Roland Emmerich – the current king of modern disaster films – takes on the theory of the end-of-the-world as prophesied by the ancient Maya to take place on December 21, 2012.  Starting in 2009, Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor), an American geologist, discovers from his counterpart in India that the neutrinos from a massive solar flare are heating up the Earth’s core, like a microwave, and that this will cause catastrophic results.  Over the next three years, the President …