Didn’t get a chance to do much today…meetings and traffic But I was sent this utterly odd thing about the music for the Passion. I’m starting to think working on the set of that film must have been very, very strange. From MSNBC:
John Debney, who composed the music for “The Passion of the Christ,” says he did battle with Satan while scoring the flick.
Debney had written music for a number of movies such as “Liar, Liar,” “Spy Kids,” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” but he says he was visited by the devil while writing the score for the film about the last hours of Jesus Christ.
“I had never before subscribed to the idea that maybe Satan is a real person, but I can attest that he was in my room a lot and I know that he hit everyone on this production,” Debney said, according to a lengthy interview that ran on Assist News Service, a Christian news agency.
Debney claims that Satan’s image kept appearing on his computer screen while he was trying to compose music. “The first time it happened, it scared me,” he said. “Once I got over the initial shock of that, I learned to work around it and learned to reboot the computers and so I would start talking to him. . . . The computers froze for about the tenth time [one] day and it was about nine o’clock at night and so I got really mad and I told Satan to manifest himself and I said, ‘Let’s go out into the parking lot and let’s go.’ It was a seed change in me. I knew that this was war. I am not a physical person, but I was really angry on this occasion.”