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Trent Reznor says David Fincher's Gone Girl is "a nasty film"

May. 16, 2014by:
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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will provide the score for David Fincher's upcoming GONE GIRL, as they did for the director's THE SOCIAL NETWORK and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. In a recent interview with EW, Reznor talked a bit about GONE GIRL, and creating the scores for Fincher's movie.

The Nine Inch Nails frontman has already seen GONE GIRL several times, and says David Fincher's new film is darker than he expected.

“This film has been really fun to work on. It’s been an interesting challenge with some different parameters, and it keeps us on our toes. That’s what makes it good. It’s a much darker film than I was expecting. The book is not exactly uplifting or happy, but it’s a nasty film.”

Trent Reznor also told EW about he and Atticus Ross' process for creating the scores for David Fincher's films.

“Not really knowing what I’m doing in the world of scoring films, the best decision Atticus and I made starting with The Social Network was really just to listen and really try to understand what David is thinking. It’s clear he has a pretty realized vision in his head, and he’s thought a lot about whatever project he is working on, and I’ve always felt like our role is in service to that. How do we translate the role that he thinks music should be, and the tones and textures and spaces it’s allowed to take up, and then make it better than that? So step one in all the projects we’ve done with him is just to sit and let him talk about it and listen before any music is written or before any palette of sounds is chosen. That’s been the right strategy so far.”

If Trent Reznor thinks GONE GIRL is nasty, it must be one very unpleasant film. And by unpleasant, I mean exactly the type of movie I expect from David Fincher. The darker and nastier, the better in my opinion, and I can't wait to check out David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel.

GONE GIRL starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson and Kim Dickens will open on October 3rd, 2014.

"I am Trent Reznor, this is how I write songs."

Extra Tidbit: For the record, I am a huge NIN and Trent Reznor fan, but that video is hilarious.
Source: EW

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6:42PM on 05/16/2014
I keep forgetting how fucked up Se7en is until I see it again. That gimp suit with the blade at the tip of the... ugh, so fucked up.
I keep forgetting how fucked up Se7en is until I see it again. That gimp suit with the blade at the tip of the... ugh, so fucked up.
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11:54AM on 05/16/2014
I think it's been described as seeming reminiscent of a "Lifetime Movie" but I'm pretty sure Fincher wouldn't deliver something that soft.
I think it's been described as seeming reminiscent of a "Lifetime Movie" but I'm pretty sure Fincher wouldn't deliver something that soft.
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2:00PM on 05/16/2014
Once I read the book, I could see why he would be drawn to it. It is pretty damn twisted!
Once I read the book, I could see why he would be drawn to it. It is pretty damn twisted!
11:11AM on 05/16/2014
A new David Fincher film is like a cinematic event (at least in my opinion) along the same lines as when a new Scorsese, Tarantino, Nolan, etc. film comes out.

Looking forward to what Fincher and Reznor have up their sleeve with this one.
A new David Fincher film is like a cinematic event (at least in my opinion) along the same lines as when a new Scorsese, Tarantino, Nolan, etc. film comes out.

Looking forward to what Fincher and Reznor have up their sleeve with this one.
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11:43AM on 05/16/2014
It really is. Fincher is a genius.
It really is. Fincher is a genius.
3:13PM on 05/16/2014
These are my four favorite living directors. I will see anything they do.
These are my four favorite living directors. I will see anything they do.
3:13PM on 05/16/2014
These are my four favorite living directors. I will see anything they do.
These are my four favorite living directors. I will see anything they do.
3:38PM on 05/16/2014
David Fincher is a genius. truly one of the greatest directors working today. Frankly knowing he was directing this movie and the fact that it apparently has a great twist was enough to sell me a ticket.
David Fincher is a genius. truly one of the greatest directors working today. Frankly knowing he was directing this movie and the fact that it apparently has a great twist was enough to sell me a ticket.
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