Soundworks Collection talks with Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Sound Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, and Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Supervising Sound Editor Ren Klyce.
Dragon Tattoo is a film you experience with your senses, like many of the best films this year – Tree of Life, Hugo, Drive, The Artist – music and sound is as much a part of it as the writing. This is especially true of the Reznor/Ross – Fincher collaboration. It isn’t really your run-of-the-mill composing that goes on when they work together – it is more integral, more organic. The music is really sewn into the flesh of the thing. I think that’s why it stands out from other film scores, to me anyway. When I listen to either The Social Network or the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s score I am really taken to another place. I don’t know how they do it but the hypnotic power of both scores is undeniable. They work well on their own as pieces of music but they also drive the films they score the way blood pumps the arteries. It’s an exceptional collaboration.