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Comments about the soundtrack for The Passion of the Christ (John Debney)

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Why the reviewer would add that bit about his wife is beyond me.
• Posted by: trial lawyer
• Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 10:02 p.m.
• IP Address: vmh-pa-76.umd.edu

I am not surprised. I expected little barbs against the film. Just review the film score NOT the film.

Here are some interesting quotes:

-questions have been raised about whether the polarizing effect of the film was really necessary

-My wife has been reading a book in the Filmtracks office while I've been listening to this score and writing this review, and she just exploded with anger at Debney's music. I mention this because she is a student of Christian religion, having obtained her Master's degree in theology from a Christian seminary and working ever since with Christian organizations locally. Her distaste for the score was surprising, but perhaps predictable, because her opinion of the film was one of disappointment from the start. She states, "It's gruesome music that's meant to make you feel guilty... just like the film. It could make someone clinically depressed or suicidal if they care about the good things that Jesus did." She left the office and hasn't returned

-If you believe that the film is a propaganda tool and nothing more, then this music could really irritate you.




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