I was in line for a movie at the Toronto Film Festival when I recieved a mysterious e-mail with the subject line “GDT”. At first I thought it had something to do with Guillermo Del Toro, but the inside of the email read:

“Rumor has it something unusual and interesting is playing before the advance screening of Straw Dogs this Wednesday night.  David would love for you to check this out if you can make it.”

That was followed by the time and loction. As luck had it, I was already booked to return to Los Angeles Wednesday morning, so I was able to attend. The screening was for Rod Lurie’s remake of Straw Dogs — a Sony Screen Gems movie. After taking to my seat, I noticed that David Fincher was seated two rows in front of me, alongside a man with jet black hair — Trent Reznor. Why were they in attendance for this word of mouth screening of Straw Dogs? Would we be seeing a new trailer for Dragon Tattoo?

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The last time Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scored a movie for director David Fincher, they won Oscar gold. Now, Sony has put up our first listen to their next collaboration, the score to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Along with the photos posted on the film’s official website, if you linger on the page, you’ll hear a pretty significant, atmospheric segment of what Reznor and Ross have planned for this December. We’ve got the music after the jump. Read More »

Much like the website it’s based on, The Social Network is turning into a juggernaut. David Fincher’s film about the rise of Facebook is beginning to gain serious award season momentum as it picked up Best Picture awards from the Boston, Los Angeles, New York, New York Online, Southeastern and Indiana Film Critics’ Associations as well as being named one of the top films by the American Film Institute along with the Houston, St. Louis and Broadcast Film Critics’ Associations.

If this domination continues though the Golden Globe nominations on Tuesday and Screen Actors Guild nominations on Thursday, The Social Network may be considered an almost insurmountable front runner in the race toward the Best Picture Oscar. Read More »

The Sound and Music of ‘The Social Network’


If David Chen’s indepth sountrack interview with Trent Reznor wasn’t enough (if you haven’t listened to it, click the link), our friends at the Soundworks Collection have published a 45-minute question and answer session with The Social Network music composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, alongside sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor Ren Klyce. The discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 at the DGA Theater, Los Angeles, CA. Watch the Q & A embedded after the jump.

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We’ve waited a very long time for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails to score a major motion picture. (He oversaw the soundtracks and contributed music to films like Natural Born Killers and Lost Highway, but those weren’t full scores.)

That Reznor would score David Fincher‘s The Social Network seems somehow perfectly fitting. A film about the relationships and conflicts between the founders of Facebook, and by extension a film about the new social codes and media that bind so many of us, is possibly the most ideal fit for the musician whose music defined relationships for at least one generational subset.

Now, via his label The Null Corporation and Sony’s Madison Gate Records, Reznor will self-release the score that he and Atticus Ross wrote and performed for The Social Network. Today, a free five-track sampler is available online. Read More »

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