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Trent Reznor Talks Fincher's "Gone Girl"

By Garth Franklin Friday May 16th 2014 11:17AM

After two successful collaborations on "The Social Network" and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", filmmaker David Fincher and musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are teaming again for the latter two to score Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl".

Reznor recently spoke with EW about the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel and indicates the movie may actually be a much darker affair than the trailer lets on:

"This film has been really fun to work on. Its 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."

Reznor also says Fincher's standards require him to be in communication with the director a lot, but so far it has been a working process that has proven successful:

"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."

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