Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Discuss Score for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’
As moviegoers prepare for the release of David Fincher's new film, 'Gone Girl,' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross recently opened up about what to expect from the movie's score.
Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Reznor recalled the first meeting he and Ross had with Fincher. "He said, 'Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors,'" the Nine Inch Nails frontman tells the Journal. "The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything's OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel."
That uncomfortableness of the music fits right in with Fincher's style. For anyone who has seen 'Seven,' 'Fight Club,' 'The Social Network' or 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (just to name a few), it's no secret that he constantly keeps his stories unraveling from beginning to end.
This isn't the first time Fincher has called on Reznor and Ross for assistance with his movies' scores. The two producers picked up Academy Awards for their work with 'The Social Network' and a couple Grammys for the score of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' There's no question that the music is just as integral to the storyline as is the acting and directing.
"The music becomes part of the film's DNA," Ross says. "To create that transporting experience in the cinema, all the different elements of the film need to be one piece of art."
'Gone Girl,' Fincher's adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same name (written by Gillian Flynn), is set for release on Oct. 3. You can watch the trailer below; it's a stirring two minutes, partly due to the subtle eeriness of the music created by Reznor and Ross:
Read the entire Wall Street Journal piece -- entitled 'David Fincher's Musical Dream Team' -- here.