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Comments about the soundtrack for The Passion of the Christ (John Debney)
Not all john's are maestro's

Jojo
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Not all john's are maestro's   Thursday, July 15, 2004 (6:39 a.m.) 

I really don't get what's all the fuzz about! As a score it's not bad to listen too. But it lacks everything that it is supposed to be and doesn't fit the thematical ideas AT all!!! I mean, using synth percussion a la mediaventures ISN't suitable for a christian drama if you ask me. Debney should have done his homework as for stylistic body of the score and authenticity of the mood, just like yared did for his rejected score to troy ! pitty Debney didn't realised that!
Furthermore, The score doesn't have strong themes nor does it has an overal vision! I think other filmmusic such as 'the mission' or ' band of brothers' is far more spiritual then anything debney can ever come up with! I never felt involved when listening to this score. The instrumentation is clear, the choir has it's moments but it never brings you in the spiritual awe that was SO needed for this film. The difference between good and great is exactly why Debney will never reach the level of a great filmcomposer such as Williams, Morricone, Zimmer...
Sheers Jojo

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Re: Not all john's are maestro's   Sunday, August 8, 2004 (8:11 a.m.) 

No offense, but your post has no merit at all. How do you write a theme for the death of Christ? What would you call it? The "Death theme"? Debney's music was to evoke emotion, and it does just that. It is perfect. I would be disappointed if it were full of themes and melodies. This is a serious score to a serious film and requires a different breed of music than a bunch of themes and melodies. Personally, I think the score works perfectly.

> I really don't get what's all the fuzz about! As a score it's not bad to
> listen too. But it lacks everything that it is supposed to be and doesn't
> fit the thematical ideas AT all!!! I mean, using synth percussion a la
> mediaventures ISN't suitable for a christian drama if you ask me. Debney
> should have done his homework as for stylistic body of the score and
> authenticity of the mood, just like yared did for his rejected score to
> troy ! pitty Debney didn't realised that!
Furthermore, The score
> doesn't have strong themes nor does it has an overal vision! I think other
> filmmusic such as 'the mission' or ' band of brothers' is far more
> spiritual then anything debney can ever come up with! I never felt
> involved when listening to this score. The instrumentation is clear, the
> choir has it's moments but it never brings you in the spiritual awe that
> was SO needed for this film. The difference between good and great is
> exactly why Debney will never reach the level of a great filmcomposer such
> as Williams, Morricone, Zimmer...
Sheers Jojo


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