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Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe; can he make it two?

17 January
Author: Sam

Last night the Golden Globes were on, and they were the usual hodgepodge of stuffy celebrity worship and too long speeches mixed in with some awesomely snide remarks from host Ricky Gervais.  But there was one category for which I was particularly interested in seeing the outcome – Best Original Score.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were nominated for this award for their spectacular scoring of the equally spectacular film The Social Network (which coincidentally also brought home the award for Best Motion Picture).  They were up against the likes of other heavy hitters like Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland), A.R. Rahman (127 Hours), and Hans Zimmer (Inception).  To me, it seemed like a no-brainer (although to be fair, I’ve yet to see 127 Hours or The King’s Speech).  Still, movie scores are rarely as lush and beautiful as Reznor and Ross’ The Social Network.

So it was pretty satisfying to see the voters get it right on this one (Come on, people! Glee over 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory!?).

And now Reznor has announced that he and Ross will be scoring another sure-to-be-huge movie – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – with a focus on stringed instruments instead of programmed beats.  Can anyone say “back-to-back”?

In other awesome Reznor news, he’s currently at work on the full-length debut album from his group How To Destroy Angels as well as a deluxe reissue of Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile.

-Sam

9 Responses to “Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe; can he make it two?”

  1. Justin S. says:

    WOOT!!! Go Trent!!! Guy is simply amazing!!! Hands down. One day I hope to meet this mastermind. I can’t even imagine how that conversation would go lol.

    Also, Reissue of The Fragile!?!?! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should Reissue Pretty Hate Machine though. Maybe beef it up a bit. I love the raw industrial sound to it but I have to blast my stereo every time in order to hear it well enough :(

    • Sam says:

      Trent already beat you to it. Rykodisc re-released Pretty Hate Machine back in 2005. And just this past November, it was again reissued and remastered. I haven’t heard the remastered version yet, so I can’t say how it sounds, but maybe it’ll be what you’re looking for.

  2. Britt says:

    I saw the Kings Speech, its very good, you should go see it.

    In my opinion, when I watch a movie, I very rarely actually NOTICE the soundtrack. I didnt in The Kings Speech, Inception or Alice In Wonderland (the 3 of those that Ive seen) but it was so great in The Social Network.

  3. Marie says:

    Social Network’s score was excellent. Wasn’t really keen on seeing the movie in the first place, (it however proved me wrong), but when the opening credits came on and I saw Trent’s name I was like hell, at least the music will be kick-ass.
    Got trent, love nin

  4. Justin S. says:

    HA damn. I feel foolish now for not doing proper research *le sigh*. Well, looks like I’ll be obtaining the remastered version very soon then :)

  5. James says:

    Was I the only person that didn’t notice (or find too special) The Social Network’s score outside of the opening ten minutes or so? I sat up and took notice of the scores for Black Swan (yes, I know it was largely based on Swan Lake, but the arrangement was terrific), True Grit, The King’s Speech, Tron: Legacy, and Inception.

    I would give the Oscar to Hans Zimmer for his phenomenal scoring of Inception; would’ve given the Globe to Daft Punk just because the Globes are more laid back. And because, well…how awesome would it have been to see Daft Punk accept a Golden Globe for scoring Tron?

  6. Dylan says:

    So glad Trent won, even though Elfman (love me some Oingo Boingo, lol) is amazing. I haven’t seen Alice, so I can’t give him the nod over Reznor/Ross. When I heard about The Social Network, I was amped. I watched the trailer, and it was amazing. Then my eye caught Trent’s name. So, I researched it, and I literally jumped in excitement. I’ve listened to the score over and over and I love it. It’s one of the best scores I’ve heard. However, Hanz Zimmer’s Inception score was really good, to add.

    On the other Trent news, I’m glad he’s still thinking of doing the re-issue of The Fragile. I heard the re-issue of PHM, and I was impressed. I liked how they added that cover song at the end of that album, which they did ’round that time. But, I’m even more glad to hear he’s doing another score. And I can’t wait for HTDA’s album. That EP was really good.

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