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Want To Hear Some Of Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Score?

Published at: Aug. 10, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

Nordling here.

Thanks to SlashFilm for the heads-up - I thought THE SOCIAL NETWORK's score was amazing and I'm very happy to see David Fincher working with them again.  Their "Hand Covers Bruise" worked so completely as a theme to that film - so sad, and longing.  This score, from the Dragon Tattoo website, sounds appropriately creepy and haunting.

I haven't read the book or seen the original film - that's by choice, because I wanted Fincher's film to be my first exposure to it.  Sounds like this one's going to be one of the films this winter that's going to rock everyone's world.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO opens worldwide this Christmas.  Nordling, out.

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  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Movie's gonna be sick.

    by Sardonic

    You know it to be true.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I predict another Oscar for Reznor.

    by KoolerThanJesus

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Damn I got first twice in one week.

    by Sardonic

    I think it's a sign of something bad happening.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Not a great theme

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Trent Reznor is a god among insects...

    by Emperor

    Just listen to his Quake 2 score.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Fincher is at his peak.

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    He's got the world by it's balls.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Very good.

    by Matt Goodman

    My uncle Trent always does good :)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Listen to Dream is Collapsing, Projections, Time, Mombasa

    by aicnmscott

    Hans Zimmer got robbed. It's not a matter of opinion.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Awesome...

    by KHjLL

    Can't wait to here the whole score... NATURAL BORN KILLERS and SOCIAL NETWORK phenomenal...

  • Oh yeah. 'Cause it's David Fincher. And this piece from Reznor sounds great. I'm liking Reznor the composer a whole lot.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    bobo

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    are we sure this is the theme to the movie or just a random selection?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    wow the Tron and Inception nut jobs come crawling out of the woodwork again

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    just because those scores were loud and had lots of percussion does not mean they were better...both those scores were about as subtle as a chick grabbing your cock and saying "lets fuck" to quote my favorite of ol William, they were "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"...like an infant shaking his rattle or a bunch of drunk idiots shooting guns in the air

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Not a great random selection

    by Bobo_Vision

    Very drab.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Great, another movie coming out on my birthday

    by D.Vader

    This year its the Feel Bad Movie of the Christmas Season. Next year, its Lone Ranger, World War Z, and the END OF THE FRICKIN' WORLD! Party at my place.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk should have at least been nominated

    by D.Vader

    One of the best scores of last year. I prefer it GREATLY to Reznor's work on The Social Network.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    by Cole Kawugule

    i think this totally captures the feel of it. if youve read the books youd know what i mean. another win for Trent Reznor

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Raskolnikov

    by D.Vader

    You can't accuse TRON and Inception of having repetitive scores as a defense for the music in The Social Network. Kettle and pot and all that.

  • This guy knows nothing about music. that's a fact. this is just one long note on a synthesizer. and once again, its not a fucking score. a score is a book of music a conductor uses for an orchestra. this "music" had neither of those STOP CALLING IT A FUCKING SCORE ITS A FUCKING SOUNDTRACK

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I didn't say they were repetitive

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I said they were loud and bombastic which shouldn't be confused with quality...not to say they were bad they were both good...but I prefer the subtlety and wide range of emotion elicited by Rezner's Social Network score...were Tron and Inception both better for trailers and will they be played more? sure...not a sign of quality though...the ID4 and Armageddon scores got lots of replay too...Social Network was by far the more creative score...IMHO of course

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Raskolnikov- whoops

    by D.Vader

    I have no idea what caused my eyes to read the word "repetitive". Must be the alcohol I'm consuming... my bad! Anyway, aside from that, I actually believe the TRON score to be a bit more varied and creative than The Social Network. I heard the same strain over and over in that film. You may find TRON loud and bombastic (but that ignores all the quiet moments of the score, and fantastic pieces like "Adagio for TRON"), but I do find TSN to be pretty repetitive.

  • You have stated (incredibly, mind numbingly incorrectly) that Reznor "knows nothing about music" yet what music have you produced, hmmm? One long note on a synthesizer? You obviously didn't even listen to it considering he's using a fucking xylophone at points you overly opinionated , under educated fucktard. PS, it IS a score. A "soundtrack" is individual songs played during a film the majority of time by a group of different artists and the individual songs are licensed for use in the film. This IS a "score" because he is COMPOSING music for the film specifically. Quit talking out of your ass you moronic fuck.

  • Pu-fucking-lease. If this was a remake of a Fincher film you'd be saying how nobody should see the remake and see the original instead. I just can't believe the double standard sometimes. You're purposely denying yourself a good film/book in favor of the American remake? Who knew this site was for film fans...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    At Melgibson

    by PopCultureJunkie

    Broken down simply, a score is music specifically composed to accompany a film, usually classical or electronic in nature, designed to be woven into the atmospheric backdrop of the film or to be utilized thematically, as if to represent certain characters or situations (a la Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf or Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen). A soundtrack, by comparison, is a collection of music, usually songs by several artists, that may or may not have been used in the film, but are generally released to support the “spirit” of the movie. From a simple google search. Source examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/soundtracks-in-national/soundtracks-101-what-is-the-difference-between-a-soundtrack-and-a-score Yeah, Trent Reznor may know a thing or two about music. I'm not sure if you are doing this to razz some people but if you are, you're just a tool. Yeah, so punch yourself in the d*ck.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Reznor, the Ringer of Movie Sountracks...

    by Judge Briggs

    I am still listening to the Natural Born Killers soundtrack because it's fooking awesome.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Where

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Where's Howard Shore when you need him?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • What a precious little RiDICULOUS thing to say. Pathetic fanboy blabber that reduces your credibility man. I hope the film will be such a special experience for you (shaking my head) .....without reading the amazing book.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    raskolnikov_was_framed

    by ahdvd

    Tron Legacy does have LOTS Of pieces that are subtle and underscore scenes, unfortunately, most of these were left off of the released score. I don't even like Daft Punk, but i love the score to Legacy, and the fact that it didnt even get a nomination when many other unworthy ones did just to make up the numbers shows how much the academy members are up their own arse. A score doesnt have to be subtle, it doesnt have to be loud, it has to suit the movie, as well as be well composed and IMO should have a theme running throughout that's consistent. Does Social Network have these? yes, was it oscar nomination material? yes, was it the best of all the scores made that year INCLUDING Tron Legacy? Hell no.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    I CAN SMELL THE SHIT FROM HERE

    by SIR ARTHUR KING OF THE BRITAIN

    WHAT A PILE OF GARBAGE. I GUESS ANYONE CAN GET AN OSCAR FOR MAKING DRAB PUTRID SHIT. THIS ISN'T EVEN MUSIC. IT'S NOISE CONDUCTED WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF EFFORT. JUST LIKE ALL NINE INCH NAILS SONGS.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I honestly can't understand why people think this is goodmusic

    by starlesswinter7

    It's one long sound effect. I know people think Reznor is some music god, but I think this is slap in the face to composers like John Williams or Howard Shore who write complex melodies with real heart and emotion. This is just some drab texture with no narrative, no emotion, nothing. It's generic mood music.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Bobo

    by dagwood

    Seriously, no one cares what you think.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Nordling, you're an idiot for waiting to see this movie first.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    A true movie fan doesn't do shit like that, much less one that actually writes about it on a website devoted to such. But then again...this is Aint It Cool, the stinking, diseased, stained asshole of movie internet sites. Made worse by a terribly inapt, immoral, and downright loathsome webmaster who is on the take from the studios. So by all means, continue with your shitty work on a shitty site.

  • Tron Legacy > The Social Network by several orders of magnitude.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    A little over 'melgibsoncalledmethenword' head

    by Jason

    Loud angry words from 'melgibsoncalledmethenword'. Methinks you need to relax a bit, punch a rock, and really think about what you're writing. Reznor's knowledge of music seems quite profound. And fact of the day for you - a 'score' can indeed be one or 2 people locked away in a studio, gently playing away at a synthesiser with accompanying electronic sounds. If it enhances the dramatic tension then it's a score.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    To badger23:

    by J242

    Which gets more replays in my house: Tron Legacy or The Social Network?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    dagwood

    by Bobo_Vision

    "Bobo, seriously, no one cares what you think." <p> Dagwood, what are you 5 years old? Awwwww...poor wittle Dagwood doesn't wike my opinions. Go cry to mommy you little bitch.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Love NIN!

    by Warren

    Yet I haven't heard anything by TRENT the composer that was compelling, I really think they only reason he won the OSCAR last year was because the OSCARS wanted to be hip. Lets give it to a ROCK STAR this year, because in all honesty even though I love The Social Network and the score does work with the film, the OSCAR should have went to Hans Zimmer for INCEPTION. The social networks score and by what I've hear from this so far sound like Hans Zimmer out-takes left on the cutting room floor!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    he did quake 1... not quake 2.

    by prof_zoom

    and these reznor bashers are laughable. try listening to the piece before you bash it... there's a lot more stuff going on there than one fucking note. sheesh.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    @prof_zoom

    by Warren

    Yeah there's more than one note of music going on, because Atticus Ross is there taking the noise REZNOR makes and is turning it into barely listenable music.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Quake 1 relived !

    by corplhicks

    Trent you are the master !

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    prof_zoom

    by starlesswinter7

    It's not "a single note", but it's the same exact sound and instrumentation for 7 minutes, with no variation in any musical component. I don't care who composed this - Beethoven could have composed it, and it would still be uninteresting. Maybe if this was a texture incorporated into something more expansive and EMOTIVE, it would be interested. Music has to tell a story for me to respond to it, and this mood-setter stuff doesn't do anything for me.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Love 'Ghosts I-IV' by NIN

    by Jason

    Recommend this to anyone who loves the Reznor and Ross sound, particularly 'The Social Network' collaboration. Brilliant!!

  • "Ghosts" was a free download, might still be. Worth checking out. As much as I like this duo, you can definitely hear Atticus's influence in the tracks, I really hope Atticus does some more scores on his own. I loved his work in "The Book of Eli" and want more!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    original trilogy is way overrated...

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    it's kinda good but it tries way too hard to be edgy and smart. fingers crossed for fincher's take on the material.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    remember how the initial social network teaser site...

    by prof_zoom

    had some music in the background that ended up being more fleshed out by the time the score and film hit? yea, exactly. it was a bunch of processed strings vibrating... and only weeks later did we actually hear an added piano and other stuff thrown in over it. just wait until you hear more than just a teaser. because that's what this is. a teaser. and "same exact sound" my ass. get some headphones or a better speaker set up because you're spending too much time hearing and not enough time listening.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Can people please stop sucking TRENT'S COCK already!

    by Warren

    I love NIN and everything that REZNOR has every put out under that name alright, I am a fan, I have the right to call bullshit when I see it. TRENT winning the OSCAR was bullshit and his film score for the social network is highly overrated. You people on here talk about him like he has been scoring music for films for the past twenty years and that his experience in NIN should also count toward that, but its utter bullshit. This score so far sounds lame and he uses the same techniques Hans has been doing now for over a decade, Hans Zimmer was the one who really placed electric music into film score, but REZNOR does it and everyone thinks its something new because a bigger name is behind it. I'm not saying REZNOR wont eventually make that great film score or become a great composer of film, but he has to earn the fucking right, which takes years upon years of experience. Rock music does not count as experience since in all reality they are totally two different forms of music, as example take Opera and a Broadway musical, or countless other examples! Like I said I really don't get on here to bash someone and this is really the first time I'm doing despite actually liking the person I am bashing! REZNOR is at the bottom of the list of living composers today, maybe, and that's a big maybe, he could one day crack the top ten. Yet I highly doubt it! Dam this has got me heated, Alexandre Desplat should of had an OSCAR eight movies ago, yet like I stated before REZNOR got one out of politics! See through the bullshit and learn when you are listing to great music from composers on the screen and when you are listing to bullshit! Trent please come out with another NIN album and stop composing music for film, it is so far beneath you and out of place! And anyone who disagrees with this rant FUCK OFF, because your not a true fan of REZNOR, cause if you were you would call him on his bullshit!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:24 a.m. CST

    social network had a goos score

    by Winston Smith

    But yes, Tron and Inception were tops for me. Then again, SN didn't need a score like that. It woulda been out of place. It had the perfect score for that movie. Can't wait for this, but only because of Fincher. I loved the Swedish version "Men Who Hate Women," and there was so much about it that was refreshingly European that - at least - I know Fincher's won't replace it. But there is room for two different visions of the material, and Zodiac is an absolute fucking masterpiece, and Fincher is on a role, so yeah. Anyways, when's he doing 20000 Leagues?

  • I love to listen to it while driving.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:22 a.m. CST

    John Powell was robbed

    by syn_flood

    But then the Academy doesn't know anything about proper film music. Hence Gustavo Santaolalla's two wins.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Only thing that worries me is the changed ending

    by irc-Hollywood

    or so the rumours go, would really love a script review for this flick, but I trust *everything* else about the production to be awesome.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Trent's not as interesting after he cut his hair and his son was born

    by FlandersBum

    I dunno....I miss the old Trent screaming about fucking like an animal, suicide, anger, death and classic topics like that. I'm not liking him so much as a mature adult...I miss the raging, acne-riddled teen music he used to make until he was 35 or so.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    FUCK REZNOR AND FUCK THAT OSCAR HE GOT

    by SpaghettiWall

    WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT MUSIC? THAT WASNT MUSIC. IT WAS REZNOR RUBBING HIS PENIS OVER A MICROPHONE AND THE SHEEP BAAAHED, 'OH TRENT I FUCKING LOVE IT' BAH BAH SHEEPIES. IF TRENT REZNOR RECORDED HIS SHIT DROPPING INTO A TOILET YOU'D DEFEND IT.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:37 a.m. CST

    HEAD LIKE A HOLE

    by SpaghettiWall

    I'D RATHER DIE THAN LISTEN TO THIS ASSHOLE

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:40 a.m. CST

    THE ONLY GORE IN THIS FILM IS FROM THE MUSIC

    by SpaghettiWall

    CAUSE YOUR EARS WILL BLEED WHEN THEY HEAR THIS MONSTROSITY PLAYING I'D RATHER HEAR LADY GAGAS DICK TWISTED IN A BLENDER THAN ANOTHER SECOND OF 2-INCH DICK REZNOR

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:40 a.m. CST

    SOCIAL NETWORK WAS HOMOEROTIC

    by SpaghettiWall

    I HEAR THEY PLAY THAT SCORE IN GAY CLUBS CAUSE ONLY FAGGOTS COULD EVER LIKE IT

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    I HEAR TRENT REZNOR NAMED NINE INCH NAILS

    by SpaghettiWall

    AFTER THE SIZE OF THE NAILS THAT CRUCIFIED JESUS FUNNY NINE INCH NAILS IS THE SIZE YOU'D NEED TO PENETRATE THROUGH YOUR EARLOBE INTO YOUR BRAIN TO KILL YOURSELF AFTER HEARING HIM

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:42 a.m. CST

    HEY I'M TRENT REZNOR

    by SpaghettiWall

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEXT TRACK OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NEXT TRACK BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NEXT TRACK DDDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEXT TRACK OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NEXT TRACK BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NEXT TRACK DDDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII OSCAR!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    IM JUST GLAD REZNOR CANT RUIN DARK KNIGHT

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    ANYMORE THAN BANES SIZE WILL

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    TRENT

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    REZNOR

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    FUCKING

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    BLOWS

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    PENISES

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    ALL DAY

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    AND

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    JUST LIKE SOCIAL NETWORK DID

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I HEAR TRENT REZNORS MOM NAMED HIM TRENT

    by SpaghettiWall

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    HEY AICN CAN YOU PUT UP AN ARTICLE WITH

    by SpaghettiWall

    THE SOUND OF WATER RUNNING? SORRY I JUST LIKE TRENT REZNOR MUSIC AND ITS JUST AS ORIGINAL AS HIS STUFF

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    YOU KNOW WHO SHOULD'VE DONE THE SCORE TO THIS FILM?

    by SpaghettiWall

    FUCKING ANYONE ELSE

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    People actually want to see this?

    by brobdingnag

    No wonder Hollywood feels like they can put any shit out there. The first films based on the books just finished up less than what 2 years ago and already this crap? Sad.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for this...

    by bsjett

    I've read the books, have yet to watch the original Swedish films though. I'm kind of afraid any of the films I watch will ruin my vision of the book, not necessarily cuz their bad films, but because of the images I've burned into my brain through reading. Only time will tell though, still excited.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Was 'spaghettiwall' dropped on his head as a baby?

    by Jason

    The anger. The pain. The frustration. It's ok, 'spaghettiwall', it actually was a great film score. And a great film. We'll be sure to vote in favour for you. All the best.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see this!

    by Sanyi

    I don't like remakes, but I'm excited about this movie because the original flick just...I don't know, it was good but not great. Could've been so much better, I always felt that something was missing. I trust Fincher on this.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    "the_dropship" is a posterchild for abortion

    by SpaghettiWall

    He's sucked so many dicks, that even GLAAD called him a faggot.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    well I'm not too fond of this track.

    by s0l

    Felt bit too flat, was he trying for a dark menacing tone? if so he never quite hits it. Tron and Hanna (ok i admit it even Sucker Punch) will probably gets more playtime than the Social network. I'd imagine Lisabeth to be a bit more of a chaotic dark tone, with Mikael to have a more classical harder tone in the scores. Not sure if I'll buy this soundtrack at full cost, might wait and see how the rest of the soundtrack/score fits with the visuals.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Trent is a refreshing take on Musical Scores...

    by PopCultureJunkie

    and in my opinion, it was his partner Atticus Ross that started to experiment with a different type of score. This was evident in "The Book of Eli". People are used to themes in musical scores and that's why they are upset with the audio sample above and perhaps even "The Social Network" score. A musical theme should not be necessary in a film as long as the music compliments the story, message and vision of the film. Don't get me wrong, I believe Hans Zimmer was snubbed more than a few times for the Oscar but Trent's "Social Network" worked better. Just because one score sounds more 'Epic' doesn't mean it was the best suited for the film. Regarding the "Tron Legacy" score, I agree with most of you. It should have been nominated. The Oscars aren't perfect but they at least realized that Tron Legacy was far from a perfect film by not nominating it at all. I bet the music above is setting the tone of the film or reinforcing it. I've seen the original films, and there's only a slight theme heard in them. Again, you have to consider what the film is (action, drama, comedy, etc.) and then find what works best for building tension, a tone, etc. Most drama/mystery thrillers do not have a theme by the way.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Waste of talent

    by Suskis

    The original movie was mediocre. I didn't read the book, but even if it was written very well, the plot is so predictable and full of cliché that in no way you can make a good movie out of it. Also, the fact that there are 2 sequels, and that they are bad and worse, I don't think Reznor will be enough to save this useless re-shooting.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith are spinning in their graves...

    by Legolars

    What happened to a real movie scoring?

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Just because you can listen to TRON in your car...

    by Nix

    ...Does not mean its the best score for a film. The film and score have to be on the same page and in my opinion the score for TRON works better without the film. It adds a cool factor and nothing more. Reznor's score creates so much tone and mood that matches the film. He truly took a new twist on a movie score. That is why he won an Oscar and even if he didn't, who gives an F about the Oscars? I mean a Hallmark movie won best picture.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Just because you can listen to TRON in your car...

    by Nix

    ...Does not mean its the best score for a film. The film and score have to be on the same page and in my opinion the score for TRON works better without the film. It adds a cool factor and nothing more. Reznor's score creates so much tone and mood that matches the film. He truly took a new twist on a movie score. That is why he won an Oscar and even if he didn't, who gives an F about the Oscars? I mean a Hallmark movie won best picture.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Just because you can listen to TRON in your car...

    by Nix

    ...Does not mean its the best score for a film. The film and score have to be on the same page and in my opinion the score for TRON works better without the film. It adds a cool factor and nothing more. Reznor's score creates so much tone and mood that matches the film. He truly took a new twist on a movie score. That is why he won an Oscar and even if he didn't, who gives an F about the Oscars? I mean a Hallmark movie won best picture.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    john barry and jerry goldmith..

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    yeah cause im sure no one flipped a lid when they composed Midnight Cowboy and Planet of the Apes..which sound vastly different (at the time) to what they were accustomed to composing. Good composers write to fit the film and that is what they did, and that is what Reznor and Ross did. People complain about the Social Network score yet laud Zimmer, who is notorious for writing homogenous scores..where they could be for a film about a pirate, a batman, any Michael Bay film. Obviously Fincher is going for an ambient sound for the film. He did it with Seven, but i guess that score gets a pass because it was by a written by a guy who used to be the musical director for SNL.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Everyone, remember what kind of movie this is....

    by REMcycle

    ...it's very much 'fincher-esque' material. What, you'd want a Williams score for this? Williams is huge and epic and sweeping while Reznor is far more ambient, dark, layered and subtle. I think you'll see it works. Oh, and Tron: Legacy sucked ass with AND without Daft Punk. The score did nothing to polish that turd.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    paghettiwall - so much time wasted, so little funny.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    And when I say little, I mean none. Like your penis.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I meant spaghettiwall

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    God forbid you'd actually have to read a book Nordling...

    by MapMan

    A very sad testament to society today. And don't get me started on the subject of remakes of perfectly good foreign films simply because of the perception that North Americans are too lazy or stupid to read subtitles.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Great, soundtrack snobbery.

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    I believe the artist is a perfect fit for the tone of the movie. I really couldn't see a John Williams type scoring this kind of production.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I'm a book first person.

    by SnootyBoots

    Ever since I read Tarzan Of The Apes when I was round 13 and learned just how badly movie makers can mistreat their source material I have made it a point, when a movie is being made of a book I've been meaning to read, to read the book before I see the movie. I might read the book before the movie comes out or wait to see the movie on video after I've had the chance to read the book. Either way, I want to read what THE AUTHOR had in mind before I see some else's (usually) adaptation.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Hold stil...this is first time I've done this.

    by zinc_chameleon

    The sounds are great, but I doubt that Rooney Mara--pretty as she is--will be half the psychotic that Noomi Rapace was.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    JOHN WILLIAMS PHONES IT IN MORE THAN HARRY CALLING A SEX LINE

    by SpaghettiWall

    AFTER JURASSIC PARK, HE STOPPED GIVING A FUCK.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Gimme the full version of Immigrant Song

    by Boo Cocky

    from the trailers NOW.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Quake 2? Badassery (though it was not by Reznor)

    by RichardLuzT

    As someone pointed out already, Trent Reznor did the soundtrack to Quake 1. While it had a cool main theme and served the game very well otherwise, it isn't as bloody awesome as Sonic Mayhem's Quake 2 soundtrack. Gets me pumped each time I hear it so I gotta pump some iron.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Reznor fell asleep with his face on the keyboard

    by Legolars

    Love how people describe this as fitting, moody, broody and atmospheric and are dissing Williams, Goldsmith and Barry as sentimental hacks. Goldsmith was arguably the king of mood. Listen to Alien or Basic Instinct. But unlike Reznor he (a)actually uses a fucking orchestra which I for one prefer and (b) could compose a theme or two and (c) create a score you'd want to listen to afterwards. Sure, to each his or her own, but I think this homogenous atonal bullshit has been done to death this past decade and is the very definition of unsubtle and OTT. I should think the dark subject matter of the story and the whole look of the movie convey that this will be moody and atmospheric. Maybe the score should enhance the visuals in a different way in stead of this bland garbage.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Better'n The "Immigrant Song" redo

    by Partyslammer

    Soundtrack music is always tough to piqionhole without knowing where it fits in a movie. Soundtrack music is supposed to *support* the movie and specific scenes, evoking without distracting. The music should be a part, not the whole of a film. For all we know, this could be in some long, drawn out scene featuring pensive actors traveling without dialog on a car ride through snow-swept landscape. Would I buy the soundtrack for this movie if it's filled 100% with this sort of music - maybe, as I like the old Brian Eno type ambient music to relax and even put me to sleep. But the soundtrack music I really enjoy has a lot more true musical craft, energy, warmth and frankly, power behind it and does stand on it's own as a listening experience as well as fulfilling the role I describe above. Bernard Herrman, Basil Poledouris, Miklos Rozsa, Ikira Ifukube, Ennio Morricone, Barry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer and others of similar ilk fall into this catagory. I can listen to Herrmann's score for "Jason And The Argonauts" straight through time and time again and get the same pleasure as listening to Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" ..... or Nine Inch Nail's "The Downward Spiral." (yes, I like Reznor's work too)

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    You're stupid Nordling...

    by KozureOkami

    For not first experiencing the original material. I think it deserves to be recognized for it's powerful accomplishment. Both the books and the Swedish movie trilogy are a "tour de force" in their respective mediums. The films did an outstanding job of taking the most essential peices of the literary work's massively detailed storytelling and weaving them into an 190 proof cinematic gut-punch! The screen writers did an excellent job of translating the literary complex character's essences and the actors brought them to life perfectly. Noomi Rapace's Lisbeth Salander is unforgettable. That said; I do look forward to seeing what handling Fincher & Co. have with the story and characters. I just wish the original foreign films had gotten more credit and wider-spread exposure in America.