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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have provided two memorable scores for David Fincher‘s recent films: the Oscar-winning music for The Social Network, and the equally good if less-rewarded score for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The two musicians will contribute to Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl, too, as confirmed by Reznor today on Twitter:

That should up the anticipation for the new film a little bit. Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and Emily Ratajkowski, and is set to open on October 3, 2014. We probably won’t have to wait that long to get a good taste of the score, and it’s nice to know that fall will bring a new score from the duo.

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Over the years Trent Reznor has been the benificiary of some of the most memorable music videos created for a rock band. Nine Inch Nails came to the forefront of the ’90s rock scene thanks to great songwriting and a violently energetic stage presence, but having a video like the one Mark Romanek made for ‘Closer’ sure didn’t hurt. Reznor was willing to play with the video form, producing long efforts destined to get zero airplay. The ‘Happiness in Slavery’ video in which performance artist Bob Flanagan (see also the documentary Sick) is torn to pieces is one of the better horror shorts of the decade.

All of which is a long way of saying that Reznor and Nine Inch Nails are no strangers to working with exemplary directors. Reznor reformed the band over the past year, and recently released a new single. ‘Came Back Haunted’ is a more dance-ready track than much of his work, but it has a great lean sound and much of the signature attitude and atmosphere of classic Nine Inch Nails.

And now it has a video from David Lynch, which you can see below. Read More »

Activision is going to make a mint with the latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty, Black Ops II, so it can afford to spend a mint making and promoting it. In addition to the general slate of talent assembled to created the game (which includes screenwriter David S. Goyer and musician Trent Reznor) the company went big with a new commercial to make sure every possible buyer knows about the game.

Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) directed a clever and fun TV spot for the game featuring an appearance by Ritchie’s own Sherlock, Robert Downey, Jr. The spot plays up the title’s online gameplay aspect, and the constant competitive one-upmanship it engenders. There’s even a nod (or two) to that other big-screen franchise that Downey anchors. Read More »

The beginning of the working relationship between director David Fincher and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was the opening credits to Fincher’s film Seven, in which a remix of the NiN song ‘Closer’ was used as the uncomfortable sonic accompaniment to a montage of the film’s killer assembling the sort of notebook that would peg even the most mild-mannered next-door neighbor as a crazed sociopath.

The continuing relationship between Fincher and Reznor has resulted in a massive amount of music that Reznor and co-conspirator Atticus Ross composed for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

One song on that score that Reznor didn’t write is a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song,’ featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on vocals. We got our first taste of the song in the film’s teaser trailer, and then via a free sample when the full soundtrack details were announced last week. Now we’ve got a video for the song; it begins as a black and blue collage of low-resolution images that we’ll see as part of the opening credits for Dragon Tattoo. Trent Reznor and a strange Fincher opening credits montage: things have come full circle. Check out the video below, along with another video piece about Dragon Tattoo that shows off some footage you might not have seen. Read More »

We’re less than three weeks away from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and what better way to satisfy the Fincher-phile on your holiday shopping list than with the film’s score by Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross? Their 39 (yes, three nine) track, three-disc, three-hour score (available in full December 9) is now up for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and the official site in multiple versions ranging from simple digital download all the way up to $300 deluxe edition with all the fixings.

Oh, and you can get their version of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song as well as the six free tracks right now. “How,” do you ask? The answers are after the jump. Read More »

It’s been a couple days since we mined Mouth Taped Shut, the unofficial promo site for David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but last night the site debuted a new poster for the film that is too nice not to pass up. I know — ‘nice’ — not really a word we use to describe anything related to this story. But when the last Dragon Tattoo poster was a sheet-metal creation cut to look like a razor blade, almost anything else is going to look ‘nice’ in comparison.

Check out the full image, which puts Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) right into the head of Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) after the break. Read More »

Mouth Taped Shut, The Tumblr set up to give The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fans a look into the production of David Fincher‘s film, has offered up another little puzzle. The most recent image posted to the site shows Trent Reznor, seemingly at work scoring the film. But there is a suspiciously noticeable space on the screen in the left side of the image. Turns out that’s the first link to a new promo/viral website for the film. Read More »

For any fans of David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who might occasionally point their browser over to dragontattoo.com to stream the score from the upcoming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you may now close the window. A Fincher fan site has uncovered a free, downloadable MP3 track from the score hidden on the film’s official site. Get all the links after the jump. Read More »

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