May 26th, 2004 “The Day After Tomorrow” released

may262004dayaftertmrwBasically a re-tread of the 70s/80s -after a nuclear war disaster/who-will-survive flicks, TDAT was fun for its casting of a Dick Cheney lookalike as Vice President, but not much else.

According to the source of all reliable information (wikipedia)

“The film was inspired by The Coming Global Superstorm, a book co-authored by Coast to Coast AM talk radio host Art Bell and Whitley Strieber.[2] Strieber also wrote the film’s novelization. The book “The Sixth Winter” written by Douglas Orgill and John Gribbin and published in 1979, follows a similar theme. So does the novel Ice!, by Arnold Federbush, published in 1978.”

And this from the same article is fun –

“Paleoclimatologist William Hyde of Duke University was asked on Usenet whether he would be seeing the film; he responded that he would not unless someone were to offer him $100.[7] Other readers of the newsgroup took this as a challenge, and (despite Hyde’s protests) raised the necessary funds. Hyde’s review criticized the film’s portrayal of weather phenomena that stopped at national borders, and finished by saying that it was “to climate science as Frankenstein is to heart transplant surgery“, as quoted in New Scientist.”

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