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Listen a Sample of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Gone Girl Score


As previously announced, the Oscar-winning team of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will reunite with director David Fincher for next month’s cinematic adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl. And the duo have now released a sample of that score, which, unsurprisingly, sounds more or less like everything else they’ve ever done together.

More surprising, though, is that according to Deadline Hollywood, Fincher directed Reznor and Ross to compose “spa music,” an idea he came up with during a chiropractic massage:

“I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, we need to tap into this. The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that’s attempting to give you a hug.”

Which is an interesting idea! Unfortunately, Reznor and Ross’ music does not sound like it’s “attempting to give you a hug.” Unless that hug comes from unsettling, cold hands which then drag you into the back of a van and take you to the woods to do terrible things to do. Now that I think about it, Fincher may think that’s what a hug is, which would explain the tone of all of his films. Including Benjamin Button.

Check out the score sample below. Gone Girl stars Batman, Madea, Barney Stinson, and the bad Bond girl from that one where Bond had the invisible car. It comes out October 3. I can’t seem to find a release date for the score, but I’m assuming it will be right around that same time.

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