Listening to the Movies: 'The Passion of the Christ' Composer John Debney went from his usual action and comedy work to write the score for The Passion of the Christ. The music earned him his first Oscar nomination. NPR's Andy Trudeau reviews the nominees and offers his pick for best original score.
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Listening to the Movies: 'The Passion of the Christ'

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'The Passion of the Christ'

Andy's Top 10

Composer John Debney built a reputation writing the scores for light films, comedies and the occasional action flick. But shortly after finishing the music for Bruce Almighty and Elf, Debney took a complete departure from comedy to write the score for one of the year's most controversial dramas: The Passion of the Christ. The music earned him his first Oscar nomination.

In the final part of Weekend Edition Sunday's annual Oscar music series, NPR's movie music buff Andy Trudeau listens to the music of The Passion of the Christ and offers his pick for the year's best film score.

Samples from 'The Passion'

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Album
The Passion of the Christ
Artist
John Debney
Label
Sony
Released
2004

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