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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This week, the Fight Club starts again with the release on Blu-ray of a tenth anniversary edition of David Fincher‘s fan favourite. Every frame of the film was scrutinised by the director, or so it says here, in order to ensure the transfer was reflective, finally, of the ideal realisation of the film. That sentence alone has probably shifted a skip full of copies. What’s likely to shift a heap more are the innovative interactive special features.

After the break you can view my interview with Ren Klyce, the film’s sound designer. As well as collaborating with Fincher since Se7en, he most recently earned the credits of supervising sound editor and sound re-recording mixer on Spike Jonze’ Where the Wild Things Are. He’s just the man to be out there plugging this new Fight Club disc too, as the best of the new special features revolves around his work in the sound department.

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