Just ahead of its release in December, we published a story about the sound design for David Fincher’s re-make of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’.
This exclusive video from the SoundWorks Collection, recorded at Skywalker Sound in California, features interviews with the film’s soundtrack composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (pictured), Sound Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, and Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Supervising Sound Editor Ren Klyce.
The interviews cover in some more depth how music, original recordings and foley are blended together to create the complex soundscape David Fincher demanded and give the film a distinctly chilly, claustrophobic and threatening atmosphere.
We also learn that Trent Reznor was not entirely convinced at first that a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ featuring Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs on vocals was going to be a great musical choice for the opening credits. This is the official video for the song. You be the judge.