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John Debney (born Glendale, California, 18 August 1956) is a prolific American film composer who received an Oscar nomination for his score for Mel Gibson`s The Passion of the Christ. Nickname The Jewel City Location Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an Academy Award-winning American-born, Australian-raised actor, director, and producer. ... The Passion of the Christ (2004) is a film about the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus Christ, known to Christians as the Passion. Directed by Mel Gibson, it was nominated for three Academy Awards: best cinematography, best makeup, and best original score. ...


He was the composer for the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, for which he wrote incidental music and an arrangement of Ron Grainer's theme music. He also wrote music for Cutthroat Island, Sin City, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Relic, Scary Movie 2, the first and second Spy Kids movies, and several television series including Star Trek: The Next Generation. Debney has won three Emmy Awards for his work on television series The Cape, SeaQuest DSV, and The Young Riders. This article is becoming very long. ... Doctor Who is a television movie based on the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Ron Grainer (Born August 11, 1922 in Atherton, Queensland, Australia - died February 21, 1981) was an Australian-born composer who worked for most of his professional career in the United Kingdom. ... The Doctor Who theme music was created in 1963, composed by Ron Grainer and realised with electronics by Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 horror film. ... The Relic (1997), is a film starring Tom Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller and Linda Hunt. ... Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American comedy/horror/sci-fi sequel to Scary Movie and was followed in 2003 by Scary Movie 3 and in 2006 by Scary Movie 4. ... Alexa Vega as Carmen in Spy Kids Spy Kids is the name of a film trilogy released from 2001 to 2003. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Cape was an American dramatic TV series that was produced for syndication during the 1996-1997 season. ... seaQuest DSV was an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. OBannon. ...


John also composed a number of animated series, including Bravestarr, Jonny's Golden Quest, Police Academy, Jetsons: The Movie, The Halloween Tree, A Pup Named Scooby Doo, Zazoo U and Dink, the Little Dinosaur and he wrote the theme song for the 1993 American version of Dennis the Menace for DIC Entertainment. Bravestarr and his sidekick Thirty/Thirty BraveStarr was an animated space western made for children. ... Police Academy is a long-running series of comedy films, the first six of which were made in the 1980s. ... Jetsons: The Movie (1990) is an animated film based on the cartoon series The Jetsons, where George Jetson becomes vice president of Spacely Sprockets and oversees the work at Spacelys Orbiting Ore Asteroid. ... The Halloween Tree (1972) is a fantasy novel by Ray Bradbury. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna_Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002 to... Dink, the Little Dinosaur was a 1980s animated childrens series. ... Dennis the Menace is a comic strip (single panel on weekdays, full strip on Sundays) originally created by Hank Ketcham. ... The DiC Incredible World logo used from 2001 to the present. ...


Among the famous movies Debney worked on were Elmo in Grouchland, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Inspector Gadget and Chicken Little. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) is the second movie based on the characters of the childrens television series Sesame Street (after Follow that Bird). ... Ill Be Home For Christmas is a Christmas song written by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, and is usually erroneously credited to Buck Ram. ... Inspector Gadget is an animated television series about a clumsy, absent-minded, and oblivious detective, Inspector Gadget, who is a human being with various gadgets built into his anatomy. ... The Sky Is Falling, also known as Chicken Little, Chicken Licken or Henny Penny is an old, classical fable of unknown origin about a chicken who believes the sky is falling. ...


On the set of Mel Gibson's controversial The Passion of the Christ, Debney claimed to have experienced several weird, unexplained events involving the destruction of his equipment. He believed it was the work of the Devil, whom he challenged to a fist fight in the parking lot on the set, as he had grown immensely aggravated with the inconveniences on set.[citation needed]


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The Passion of the Christ - John Debney (763 words)
John Debney's involvement in "The Passion of the Christ" was not planned.
John Debney was not an obvious choice for this film since he was best known for family and comedy movies like "Elf" and "Bruce Almighty", although the latter may demonstrate a qualification of sorts.
John Debney has made a conscious effort to be different and surprising, but still true to the subject matter.
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