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 »

Commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch‘s big screen debut 47 Ronin won’t hit theaters until November 2012, but he somehow found time to shoot a new short film/commercial for Mercedes-Benz during the film’s post production period.

Rinsch’s commercials show an amazing sense of imagination, visual effects artistry and composition. We’ve profiled his amazing commercials on the site, more than once. You might recall that Rinsch was originally tapped to direct a prequel/remake of Alien, before Fox convinced Ridley Scott to helm the project himself. Rinsch’s futuristic action thriller short film The Gift quickly spread around the internet, sparking a bidding war to turn the short film into a feature. Before his first film is even finished, Rinsch has become one of the most in demand director’s in new Hollywood — his name seems to appear on every other big tentpole short list these days.

“Escape The Map” is set inside the computer world — a virtually-rendered Hong Kong. It looks like something like what I imagine Rinsch would’ve have pitched for Tron: Legacy — the result looks kind of a mash-up of The Matrix and Inception. Mariah Bonner plays Marie, someone who finds herself and her C 63 AMG Coupé trapped inside Google Streetview. The short also features music created by Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross‘ (The Social Network) company 1159.

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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 »


We’re playing right into Sony’s game here, but the studio has been doing great work using the Mouth Taped Shut Tumblr to promote David Fincher‘s new version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This time we’re looking at a video that shows a crew printing and cutting razor-blade shaped metal posters for the film. The clip is edited in a manner meant to convey unease, and just to make sure that feeling really sets in, about four minutes of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for the film is laid over it. Check out the video below. Read More »

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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