What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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I’m not a fan of many things that re-purpose Bill Watterson‘s endlessly wonderful comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The comic is just too pure and beautiful to mess with. But I can’t ignore the entertainment value of the theory that says Fight Club is really about a grown Calvin, with Tyler Durden standing in as the adult version of Hobbes. (And those who don’t like this idea at all could always apply one line from the movie: “I wanted to destroy something beautiful.”)

Now, as a way to illustrate the old theory, someone has cut original panels from the strip to the soundtrack of the Fight Club trailer. It works quite well. See that after the break, along with a minor note about the long-rumored Fight Club musical. Read More »

Briefly: Not a lot of info right now, but during a New York Times livestream interview with Trent Reznor, the musician revealed that he is scoring David Fincher‘s version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and has been working on the film for about six weeks. He said to expect something different from his score for The Social Network, though things might change in the year before the film opens.

Right now there isn’t an archived version of the stream, but as soon as something is available we’ll update with more info. (At this point I can’t say with certainty whether this is again being written with Atticus Ross, with whom he worked on The Social Network, or not.) Big thanks to Breezy for the heads up on the interview.

(UPDATE: A recap on AntiQuiet confirms that Atticus Ross is working on the score — great news — and that Mr. Reznor described it as “focusing mostly on performances and an organic feel – more specifically, ‘nothing would be programmed’ and we’ll get to hear ‘his limited skills at stringed instruments.’”) Great news all around, and here’s hoping that the collaboration between Fincher, Reznor and Ross turns out more great work.

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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Trent Reznor’s score for The Social Network (which he co-wrote with collaborator Atticus Ross) is a surprisingly perfect fit for a film about Harvard nerds who create the world’s largest online social network. With a deft combination of melancholy and grittiness, Reznor brings out the excitement of the times while infusing the proceedings with a sense of dread and foreboding. It’s one of my favorite soundtracks of the year, and I’d definitely recommend you check it out.

I had the privilege to chat with Reznor a couple days ago. In our 50-minute interview, we discuss how he first became involved in the project, his creative process for some of the tracks, and some of the challenges he faced achieving the right sound and feel for the film. We also preview some of the best tracks from the soundtrack, which is available for purchase/pre-order right now (today at Amazon for $2.99).

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social-network-soundtrackDavid Fincher’s The Social Network may be my favorite film of the year, but the score that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross wrote for the film is also phenomenal. I had the chance to speak with Reznor yesterday for an exclusive, 50-minute interview, in which we discussed his creative process at length and previewed several of the best tracks from the score. That interview will go live on the site and on the /Filmcast tomorrow. In the meantime, for today and tomorrow only, Reznor and co. are offering the soundtrack at Amazon for the low, low price of $2.99.

I know it’s hard to buy a soundtrack before you’ve seen the film, but what’s great about this soundtrack is that it works completely as a standalone album. In my opinion, this is one of the best film scores of the year and at $2.99 for 19 tracks, you really can’t go wrong. I’d highly recommend it, so if you’re so inclined, skip that cup of Starbucks tomorrow and buy the album from Amazon. Make sure to come back here and let us know what you think in the comments.

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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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