The Girl With The Killer Soundtrack

If you’re the kind of person who thought The King’s Speech earned every prize it got last awards season, you should probably stop reading this blog immediately.

But if you’re the kind of person who was a bigger fan of The Social Network, I have some amazing news for you.

One of the few bright spots in last year’s Oscar telecast was the banter between James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Just kidding! They sucked.

But now that I know you’re awake, the real bright spot was Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross winning Best Original Score for The Social Network. Because let’s face it, that film wouldn’t have been half as good with a crappy score. The music truly elevated the film to another level and became a part of its meta-commentary.

Now, Reznor, Ross, and David Fincher are back with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the feel bad movie of Christmas. (With that tag line, I’m already hooked.) The musical duo has released a six-song sampler from their score for your listening enjoyment.

You can download it here or merely sample it here.

This music is unsettling. It creeps me out. It disturbs. At first listen, it’s a little more traditional than The Social Network was, but you can definitely tell it’s by the same guys who brought you that sonic masterwork. “Hidden In Snow” is eerie; “Please Take Your Hand Away” is about as skin-crawly as you’d expect a track with that title to be; “Oraculum” is nutso and I can’t wait to see how it fits into the film. “Under The Midnight Sun” makes me want to check under my bed to see if any girls with dragon tattoos are hiding under there. (So she could kick the ass of the sadistic rapist who is obviously hiding in my closet.)

Apparently the full soundtrack is a full three hours long. What! How freakin’ long is this movie?

Whatever. I don’t care. I already love it.

And, by the way, if you haven’t already seen the most awesome fucking trailer of the season (that’s two years in a row for Fincher films!), then I just don’t know what to do with you.

But here it is anyway.

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