When it comes to the works of director David Fincher, there have been few collaborators as iindispensable as Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, both of whom have day jobs as part of the phenomenally popular rock act Nine Inch Nails, and whose soundtrack work for the filmmaker ranks amongst the most influential and highly original works in recent cinematic memory. After their electro-infused score for "The Social Network" and more meditative music for "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," they're about to unleash their latest work together – for "Gone Girl," the ridiculously anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel. And you can listen to it all – right now!
NPR, whose website is actually wearing a cardigan and owlish glasses, is streaming the entire score right now. Supposedly the music was influenced by the queasy feel-good music that are piped into massage parlors, with Fincher directing Ross and Reznor to make the cheery music curdle. And listening to the score, ahead of the film's October 3rd release and tomorrow night's world premiere at the New York Film Festival (we'll be there!), you can get that sensation, which perfectly mirrors the underwater feeling of the film's main character, Nick (Ben Affleck) who is accused of murder when his wife (Rosamund Pike) suddenly goes missing.
Let us know what you think of the score – if you'll be bumping it on your iPod or leaving it with all the other things you ignore on the NPR website.