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

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Re: Not all john's are maestro's
• Posted by: Scorehound   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, August 8, 2004, at 8:11 a.m.
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• In Response to: Not all john's are maestro's (Jojo)

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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  • Not all john's are maestro's  (2739 views)
       Jojo - Thursday, July 15, 2004, at 6:39 a.m.
    •      Re: Not all john's are maestro's  (2571 views)    We're Here
         Scorehound - Sunday, August 8, 2004, at 8:11 a.m.

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