Oscar-Winner Trent Reznor To Score And Act In ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER!
I've been following this project with some interest, as I thought the book ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER was pretty damn good. It delves into the Lincoln biography with some intelligence and the mixing of history with fantasy works in Seth Grahame-Smith's novel. I'm really curious to see what Timur Bekmambetov's film's going to look like - the cast so far (Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is impressive, and now it looks like Trent Reznor's going to be doing the score, according to Badass Digest.
Not only that, but he's going to act in the film as well. According to the article, he'll be the vampire that kills Abraham Lincoln's mother, setting the entire plot into motion. I love Reznor and his music, but honestly, it was only a matter of time before he started drinking the blood of the populace. We could have called this after PRETTY HATE MACHINE. Seriously, can't wait for this film - I enjoyed the book very much and I'm looking forward to this movie. Congratulations on Trent Reznor's well-deserved Oscar.
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March 3, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST
March 3, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST
by professor murder
Thanks for the Spoiler warning
March 3, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST
It reminded me of one of Clint Eastwood's attempts at composing music. It's not bad, just not Oscar worthy in my opinion.
Reznor could definitely fit into that 'early America' look. If it's a short scene, who's complaining?
March 3, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST
Was it his name or the hype around the movie? That movie in general was a hype machine. Did people like it because it was about something they use (facebook)? A good movie, but not worthy of it's nominations.
March 3, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST
..."Man, I'm glad that Daft Punk weren't nominated."
March 3, 2011, 2 p.m. CST
Nice! I have got such a thing for her. (Wasn't enough to get me to see "Scott Pilgrim..., but still.)
March 3, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST
Is it because they're a "band"? If the score was credited to "Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter" instead would they have gotten in? Similarly, if The Social Network score was credited to "Nine Inch Nails" instead of "Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross" would they have missed out on a nomination?
March 3, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST
by D Ropaela
Fuck "Tron: Legacy."
March 3, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST
Two Words: Three Six Mafia
March 3, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST
by Mr Soze
Was a fat slob...Reznor should be Edgar Allen Poe...
March 3, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST
totally deserved to win...too bad about daft punk. very odd snub.
March 3, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST
He will use more than a 6-note piano theme ad-verbatim...
March 3, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST
... because it was a generic synth score with a bland theme.
March 3, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST
generic and bland? i dont think so.
March 3, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST
Social network score was pretty minimal but fit the material, I could see him having some fun with this.
March 3, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST
How to Train your Dragon got robbed!! Oscar voters no doubt voted for Reznor to feel cool about themselves.
March 3, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST
I totally agree! It's nothing special. Zimmer should have won.
March 3, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST
just because a score is minimal, doesn't mean its not oscar worthy...it worked perfectly with the film, which is why it won the oscar
March 3, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST
for the Social network. Over Hans Zimmer. Whose Inception score was emotional, thrilling and ...wait for it... ORIGINAL! Fuck the Oscars
March 3, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST
-- no wonder he was so angry in the 90's. Also, Daft Punk should have been nominated but too many older academy voters only heard the more "singles" influenced tracks and probably didn't bother to listen to the more conventional "score-like" pieces. I mean come on now -- Raves have been going on for over 20 years now!
March 3, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST
too bad Nolan will be tied up not to direct this. I love his use of period detail and his favorite cinematographer. Just enough without overdoing it. Will Bekmambetov use his usual RedBull on crack methods to direct this?
March 3, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST
March 3, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST
That Nine Inch Nails guy is writing the score for an Abraham Lincoln biopic! Sounds exciting!
March 3, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST
"Face the face, you've got to, face the face." <p> That shit was embarrassing. What was that?
March 3, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST
It's that they weren't even nominated! Look at the competition. Other than the Social Network and Inception, do you think any of those other movies will be remembered for their score? In my opinion Daft Punk's score was practically one of the lead actors in the film because it was so prominent, and in a good way. The main point of my rant is that there should be an age restriction on Academy voters. Maybe 65. Or take away their vote if they haven't done anything in 25 years or so to keep the votes from skewing toward the bluehairs.
March 3, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST
God damn this is getting annoying. ITS A SOUNDTRACK, NOT A SCORE. A score is a big ass book of orchestral parts all lined up vertically so that the orchestra conductor can see all the parts laid out when he's conducting the orchestra. That's why it's called a score - that's what the conductor reads from. Trent Reznor just lays down tracks in Pro Tools with a synthesizor. How is that anything like a score? It's a soundtrack.
March 3, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST
March 3, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST
it will also star Jimmi Simpson.
March 3, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST
Anything that goes under a film that provides incidental music and does not exist as a separate piece is a score.
March 3, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST
no doubt. There should be two categories. As good as Gustavo Santaolalla's "score" for Brokeback Mountain was, it was apples to John William's Memoirs of a Geisha orange's. There's just a different level of craftsmanship.
March 3, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST
13 year olds will probably watch this and think it's a true story. How pathetic that we as a society have to resort to these childish reimaginings (like 300) to appreciate history.
March 3, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST
Was talking to a 30 year old man the other day who didn't know that human beings had walked on the moon. He said " I thought something went wrong with the ship and they couldn't land". Honestly wanted to slap him.
March 3, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST
It sounded like something off of his album Ghosts, which is a good thing.
March 3, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST
The academy didn't want two guys dressed as robots walking on stage to accept the award. Fact.
March 3, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST
plus, cuz no one saw the movie it was scored for.
March 3, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST
by D o o d
March 3, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST
by D o o d
and don't forget that Tron Legacy was an overhyped pile of shit. No matter how good a job Daft Punk did on the music for the movie, you can't ignore the fact that the movie was so bad you just have to exclude it from any awards ceremony!
March 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST
The word "score" has absolutely NOTHING to do with a film. Go to your local high school or college and go to the band department and ask the band director to see a "score" and he's going to hand you a binded section of music for his marching band/orchestra - and tell me, what "film" are they recording that music for? Since you claim a "score" is music in a film.
March 3, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST
I think the Social Network had some cool music in it - it was very fitting, but to put Trent Reznor in the same category as guys like John Williams just seems insulting to John Williams. It's like all those actors who write children's books and become New York Times best selling authors - is Mick Foley in the same league with Stephen King? Hell no, but they're both best selling authors.
March 3, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST
by Squinty CGI Flynn
March 3, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST
March 3, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST
by THE TRUE PINBACK
The epic score from HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON was the best score of the year and should have won the Academy Award. Instead, like so many other times over the years, they award it to the wrong film. Oh well...maybe next year..............
March 3, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST
This is bullshit.
March 3, 2011, 5 p.m. CST
I wonder if they'll advertise it like that, lol.
March 3, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
March 3, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST
Needs to get busy on a new film. Would like to see him on that stage one day. Now we know it's possible. But first, I would like to see Williams win another one.
March 3, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST
Too old to go after individuals any more. I like going after entire subjects on here, but flame wars aren't my style.
March 3, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
I have been a HUGE fan of Trent Reznor for at least 15 years now. In fact, right before I left before Peace Corps, I flew outto Nevada to see Nine Inch Nails perform- as I was making my through the lobby, lo behold there was Reznor! I was able to introduce myself to him and get a picture. Seriously one of the best days of my life. : )
March 3, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
i have no clue when the cut-off date is so i'm sure someone here will know and answer but....i figured the movie wasnt nominated for anything because it came too late. it started in mid december so i just figured it was passed whatever date they had for 2011. so if it were to be nominated for anything, we'd see it at next year's awards.
March 3, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST
I think Tron Legacy's score was nominated for the Golden Globe--thus eligible for awards season. Love NIN, so more Trent is good for me. I was surprised though that the Social Network score got nominated though, as it contains interpolation from NIN's previous Ghost album during different parts of the score.
March 3, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST
THE SOCIAL NETWORK was second only to SCOTT PILGRIM as my favorite movie of last year, but I'm still pissed as hell that the (term used as loosely as can be imagined) score beat out more deserving works like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and INCEPTION. <br><br> I can't imagine anyone who likes good film music not being upset and/or disappointed by this incident. To those who support this win or think it was well-deserved: you are as high as a fucking kite and I don't need, much less care for, your quote-unquote 'opinions'.
March 3, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST
Also -- TIMUR is directing this?! It doesn't seem his speed (literally) at all. Also -- Moratorium on vampire crap! Geez! It's not enough Jonah Hill's doing a vampire/zombie/alien movie, now this? We won't escape this exhausted trope for YEARS now!
March 3, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
E V E R
March 3, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST
Yes, that is a score. Score is also a verb. It has been used since the early days of sound pictures to describe the writing of music specifically for the background of a film. For instance, Bernard Herrmann scored several Hitchcock films. It is also correct to say that he wrote a score for the film. The term is NOT exclusive to the manuscript. Signed, a professional musician
March 3, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST
Trent Reznor has probably scored more than ANY of us. On any given night.
March 3, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST
Not even being nominated: Horseshit
March 4, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST
Loved Reznor's score but the buzzing sound from Reznor's score reminds me of Zimmer's Joker's Theme. Just sayin'.
March 4, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST
Trent hasnt used pro tools since the fragile, he uses mostly manual manipulation of analog equipment, like seen in this youtube video (thats his wife's hands) http://tinyurl.com/4ngzsde
March 5, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST
I love electronic scores ( and YES, film music is referred to as the score, film composers use the term Score, I am Scoring the film etc; it has become the accepted term, so if one doesn't like it one can be stuffed) but The Social Network was not a good one. Tangerine Dream's Thief, Zimmer's Inception, there you get brilliant electronic movie music. Social Network...horrible droning that failed to enhance the movie, support the mood or drama. It was the same as when Eminem got an Oscar...it was a joke award so the Academy votes could feel Hip
March 6, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST
Daft Punk's music is BORING as hell: the same loop goes on and on forever. The Social Network has an innovative soundtrack and the oscar is well deserved. Tron Legacy, btw, was a bad movie (I can't remember anything worth saving) and the videoclip moments with Daft Punk score just showed the emptyness of the flick.
March 6, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST
I really like Daft Punks score, but have to admit i havn't seen the film yet! The reviews left me cynical to it being anything more than a visual-fetish exercise with very weak story and characters. To the best of my memory here, only the infamous Asimov_Lives seems to have adored it.
March 7, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST
dharma4 said: "Hey, let's give the Oscar to an asshole who just rehased old NIN tracks for the Social network. Over Hans Zimmer. Whose Inception score was emotional, thrilling and ...wait for it... ORIGINAL!" Sure... Hans Zimmer was so original that he had to rehash a NIN track for the ending of "Inception"... Not to mention rip off NIN for his TDK Score and even admitting it... And fuck that lame Daft Punk score...
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