Trent Reznor On The ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

In this video, CBS This Morning talks with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) about his life and career and the creative process behind scoring the suspense thriller Gone Girl with Atticus Ross.

Reznor & Ross have scored three films for David Fincher, creating some of the most prominent electronic soundtracks in years. Their score for Fincher’s The Social Network won the Academy Award for Original Score in 2011.

via CBS This Morning

12 thoughts on “Trent Reznor On The ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

  1. The problem with Trent Reznor nowadays is only this: he found his formula and use it all the time. Even his last record from NIN seems it was made in autopilot. His music seems to have lost some «feeling», magic.

  2. Shame when pioneers continue to use their same formula: Picasso, Miró, Matisse.

    You need to ask yourself this: how important is it when someone hears a sound and recognizes it as “you”?

    And how quickly would you abandon this if you ever soared to this level?

  3. artists shouldn’t have to give an interview like this.

    I mean really, at points it feels that the interviewers haven’t heard any music in their life
    all they know is what they read about it.

  4. Gone Girl was a good film and the score hightened the quality of the movie by a large degree. Same thing with social network. I would say 40-50% of that movies “impressiveness” came from the score. I love the work reznors been doing and I hope he keeps it up. When an artist can venture out and start scoring films, especially as well as he has, I gain a new respect for them. Fincher is smart to be sticking with these guys.

  5. It’s just kind of ironic that milquetoast morning shows interview the man for writing pop songs for a pop movie long after quietly ignoring that he wrote lyrics such as “I want to f*** you like an animal,” incidentally which would have been home in Gone Girl but would not have earned positive mention in the show.

  6. One thing non-artists never seem to understand when they complain that an artist is “doing the same thing over and over”; much if not most of what you are trying to accomplish as an artist is to put down in some form an idea of something that is not coherent in your head, in your heart. The process of generating something over and over is the process by which the idea coalesces and solidifies, it is the language of the artistic journey. Creating art is not easy, nor should it be, trying to make something that is so esoteric, sometimes only a “feeling” is damn near impossible at times to put into a visual, tactile, audial space.

  7. Trent sounds like such a normal guy when he talks about music. You could almost forget that he is one of the musical geniuses of our generation. I loved his early stuff, but his work in the last few years since Ghosts and including How to Destroy Angels has been fantastic.

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