david fincher on hollywood

I’m tipsy, and I’m thinking about Mank, both the movie and the man. I like to think he’d enjoy the thought of somebody drinking and writing about a portrayal of himself almost 70 years after his death. Maybe I’m wrong. What I do know is that Mank is a great movie.

Mank is also Fincher’s most revealing work to date. It is an epic drama that conveys what he has to say about films and the people behind them. Fincher isn’t exactly known for his warmth as a storyteller. The ending of The Game and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are the possible exceptions, but even those are about how death is coming for us all. Mank is a rare life-affirming experience from the filmmaker, about the importance of people, not films. 

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Pixar's Soul Soundtrack

In a little under two months, Pixar’s latest film Soul will arrive on Disney+ on Christmas Day. It’ll be the second film that The Walt Disney Company has sent to the streaming service in the wake of the coronavrus pandemic, and the first feature length Pixar movie to not get released in theaters in the United States. But the movie is also breaking ground in another way, as it will be the first Pixar film to have two separate soundtracks released to celebrate the music we’ll hear throughout. Read More »

trent reznor and atticus ross emmy

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are now one Tony away from achieving that coveted EGOT status. The Nine Inch Nails collaborators and Oscar-winning composers added an Emmy to their collection with a trophy for their score on HBO’s Watchmen. It marks Reznor and Ross’ first Emmy win.

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bird box score

Last year, Bird Box became Netflix’s biggest hit movie, setting the streaming giant’s seven-day records and inspiring dangerous memes. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock, takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that has been overrun by monsters that cause people who look directly at them to kill themselves. For a movie that’s all about sight (or lack thereof), Bird Box would have to rely heavily on sound. But one of the key composers behind that sound, Trent Reznor, who composed the Bird Box score alongside his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross, was not very happy with his experience working on the Netflix film.

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watchmen soundtrack

Everyone’s talking about Watchmen, and rightfully so. The HBO adaptation of the iconic graphic novel is fantastic and lives up to the hype. It also features a killer score courtesy of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score will be streaming at some point, but if you want to get your hands on a vinyl release, you’re in luck. The Watchmen soundtrack will be released in three volumes on vinyl, with each release coinciding with a major plot point on the series. In addition to the soundtrack news, you can also check out a link to supplementary material that will fill in the blanks between the Watchmen comic and the new show.

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bird box score

Time for yet another Bird Box story! The popular Netflix film features a musical score from the Nine Inch Nails team of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who have become the go-to team for creating dark, moody music for movies. The Bird Box soundtrack album is currently available for purchase, and should be streaming soon. But if you want even more Bird Box tunes, Reznor and Ross have you covered. They’ve just released a 13-minute track that didn’t make it into the final film. Put it in your ear-holes below.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Halloween Vinyl

The fantastic, moody Halloween theme covered by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is getting its own vinyl release, just in time for you to spin it at your Halloween party and give your friends the creeps. The vinyl release of Reznor and Ross’ cover of John Carpenter‘s immortal theme arrives at a time when Halloween excitement has reached a fever-pitch, thanks to the new movie hitting theaters this week. More on the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Halloween vinyl below.  Read More »

watchmen tv series music

The Watchmen TV series continues to accumulate a great roster of talent. The latest: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, of Nine Inch Nails and David Fincher movie soundtrack fame, will compose the score for the HBO series. More on the Watchmen TV series music below.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Halloween theme

It’s Friday the 13th and it’s been a long week. Let’s all unwind with some scary music. In the spirit of the season and the day, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released a cover version of John Carpenter‘s famous Halloween theme song. Listen to the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Halloween theme below.

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John Carpenter Will Create Halloween Reboot Score

Not only is John Carpenter an iconic horror movie director, he’s also created some of the most memorable horror movie soundtracks in film history. Carpenter’s moody, synth-heavy music has often been imitated by never duplicated, and now the filmmaker is set to return to the soundtrack game with the score for the new reboot of his classic, Halloween.

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