On December, 14, HFPA, the Golden Globe’s official site, published the nominations for the 2011 awards. The Best Original Score nominations include: Alexandre Desplat’s “The King’s Speech“, Danny Elfman’s “Alice in Wonderland“, A.R. Rahman’s “127 Hours“, Hans Zimmer’s “Inception“, and, as well, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross‘s “The Social Network“. With six nominations, “The Social Network” affirms itself as a great 2011 favorite.
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Says Nine Inch Nails‘ Reznor for Rolling Stone magazine, “Twenty years into making music, the soundtrack has been a breath of fresh air“. Although unplanned, it proved to be a revigorating experience and a tighter knot against the core created by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. With a collaboration going back to production and programming of Nine Inch Nails albums, as well as the more recent How to Destroy Angels project (you can read Viva Music’s review here), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross created a great soundtrack for the successful David Fincher movie, although, this was a new and unexpected experience for Trent. In his official statement posted on the nin.com site, Trent Reznor confesses that: “David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I’ve always loved David’s work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.
Months later, I’m happy to tell you we’re nearing the completion of this and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.”
The level of quality and profoundness of the soundtrack is not something only Fincher or Reznor could sit back and appreciate; given the numberless runs of the movie worldwide, it reached ears unfamiliar with the trademark Reznor sound and therefore gained even more notoriety for one of the last decades’ most accomplished musicians. Below you can watch the video interview Reznor sat for with Rolling Stone on December-15.