David Arnold (‘Good Omens’ composer) on the inspiration for his score: ‘What if Walt Disney was possessed by Satan?’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

David Arnold (‘Good Omens’ composer) on the inspiration for his score: ‘What if Walt Disney was possessed by Satan?’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
In composing the score for “Good Omens,” David Arnold asked himself, “What would happen if Walt Disney was possessed by Satan?” That seemed appropriate for this long-awaited TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s fantasy novel about an angel (Michael Sheen) and a demon (David Tennant) teaming up to prevent Armageddon. Watch our exclusive video interview with Arnold above.

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That initial concept came from a scene where Tennant tries to get the young Antichrist to fall asleep. “He does it by singing him very sweetly a song about [how] when the world is destroyed, he’ll be in charge of it and humanity will be wrought of blood and guts,” Arnold explains. It was “the opposite of what you would sing to a child in that situation,” but he wrote it as if it were “the sort of thing that
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