Composer John Debney adapts the sound of Bonnie & Clyde for a modern TV audience
Academy ® Award nominee and three-time Emmy winner
John Debney creates a hybrid score for A&E Networks’
modern electronic elements with classic orchestral sounds
evocative of the period to help tell the story of America’s
famed bank-robbing couple, played by Emile Hirsch and
Holliday Grainger. By combining sounds of jazz and folk,
Debney’s robust score captures the exhilaration, desperation
and drama of Academy® Award nominated director Bruce
Beresford’s TV adaptation of the classic tale.
Bonnie & Clyde aired simultaneously on the History, Lifetime
and A&E networks. Executive Produced by Craig Zaden and
Neil Meron, the all-star cast also included Holly Hunter,
William Hurt, and Sarah Hyland. Debney is submitting his score
for Bonnie & Clyde for Emmy consideration.
Last year, Debney was Emmy nominated for another
groundbreaking A&E collaboration; Hatfields & McCoys.
John Debney has the ability to create memorable music
across a variety of genres, and has garnered a reputation
of being remarkably collaborative. Debney has received
numerous accolades for his talents. He is the youngest
recipient of ASCAP's prestigious Henry Mancini Career
Achievement Award. Variety named Debney the
“Billion-Dollar Composer of the Year,” highlighting his
tremendous box office successes, including The Passion
of the Christ, Elf, Bruce Almighty, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2,
Spy Kids 1 & 2, Sin City, and Iron Man 2.
Blending symphonic orchestra, a wide range of world instruments,
and the beauty of the human voice, Debney’s landmark score
for The Passion of the Christ became a world-wide success and
earned him an Academy ® Award nomination, a Gold record
and a live concert performance in Rome.