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Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 | 4 comments

The Sound and Music of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

In this SoundWorks Collection exclusive we talk 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.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 English-language drama/thriller film. It is the second film to be adapted from the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The first was a 2009 Swedish-language/English dubbed film. The 2011 film was written by Steven Zaillian and directed by David Fincher. Daniel Craig stars as Mikael Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander. In essence, the film follows a man’s mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 36 years, and may have been murdered.

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  1. Atticus Ross shouldn’t talk so much..

    It was a great movie. I loved the use of the train sounds, very GodFather, but my favorite sounds were of course the door openings. The movie was classic Fincher, right from the rock video title sequence.

  2. European version was released only two years ago and it was a great movie. Maybe Fincher now will make a copy of “Das Leben der Anderen”?

  3. Amazing movie, loved also the original Trilogy. Thanks for the link!

  4. It’s time we got a remake of Lord of the Rings. It’s been so long!


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