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TBH Hearing the sampler out of context I didn't think that much of it, but in context the music for that film is awesome.
posted by Artw at 3:33 PM on November 29, 2010


Also: Great film. Worth catching in the cinema if it's still open near you.
posted by Artw at 3:39 PM on November 29, 2010


Yeah, the sampler is interesting but not fabulous, but the actual soundtrack album has much in common with most movie soundtracks (leitmotif, etc), only filtered through a Reznor lens. Which makes it pretty fascinating.

I haven't seen the movie yet, but plan to as soon as it hits the premies.
posted by hippybear at 3:43 PM on November 29, 2010


The bit where it goes all Hall of the Mountain King is fantastic.
posted by Artw at 3:47 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's amusing because that part of the soundtrack album is completely inexplicable.
posted by hippybear at 4:00 PM on November 29, 2010


I imagine it would be!
posted by Artw at 4:02 PM on November 29, 2010


Does it make me weird that I want to go see Black Swan next mainly because I want to hear what Clint Mansell of Pop Will Eat Itself does to Tchaikovsky?
posted by Artw at 4:05 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes. But it's a kind of weird I can support.
posted by hippybear at 4:30 PM on November 29, 2010


Does it make me weird that I want to go see Black Swan next mainly because I want to hear what Clint Mansell of Pop Will Eat Itself does to Tchaikovsky?

PWEI was an awesome band and Clint Mansell is one of the best film composers working today. It's been a long, happy career for that guy. Ditto for Danny Elfman, who moved from Oingo Boingo to being, well, Danny Elfman.

As for Reznor: I remember some while ago, reading an interview with Trent Reznor in which he literally pleaded to score a David Cronenberg movie. He did some scoring for David Lynch's Lost Highway (along with the late, lamented Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson), but Lynch was, at the time, more interested in having a pop soundtrack than Reznor and Sleazy's drones. I'm sure Reznor is now over the moon at having scored such a critical smash.

ALSO, YOU ARE NOW AWARE OF THE FACT THAT HANS ZIMMER WAS IN THE BUGGLES
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:35 PM on November 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


We're just never going to get that Aphex Twin scored Chris Cunningham movie though.
posted by Artw at 4:44 PM on November 29, 2010


I just couldn't get up the nerve to see a movie about the founding of Facebook. Despite the critical acclaim, my love for the writer/director... just couldn't do it.
posted by notion at 5:56 PM on November 29, 2010


We're just never going to get that Aphex Twin scored Chris Cunningham movie though.

I'm holding out for an Aphex-scored Chris Columbus movie.
posted by sparkletone at 5:59 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


notion - it probably won't help in the slightest If I tell you Justin Timberlake is incredible in it, will it?

For what it's worth I can't stand Facebook and I loved it, on the other hand I love tech industry war stories, and this is the best translation of a tech industry war story to screen that there has been in the internet age.

Someday someone will make Saltmine LLC: The Movie. It will be epic.
posted by Artw at 6:05 PM on November 29, 2010


In related movie soundtrack news, Jason Bentley of KCRW, and the music supervisor of Tron 2, did an interview with the director about the Daft Punk soundtrack. There are some shorter video excerpts of the hour-long interview here.
posted by euphorb at 6:15 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


ALSO, YOU ARE NOW AWARE OF THE FACT THAT HANS ZIMMER WAS IN THE BUGGLES

That made me die a little inside until I re-read it and realized that you did not, in fact, say The Wiggles.
posted by pemberkins at 6:21 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


HANS ZIMMER WAS IN THE BUGGLES

You, sir, just blew my fucking mind.
posted by fungible at 7:04 PM on November 29, 2010


I liked the movie a lot. I read some reviews after seeing it and couldn't believe that none mentioned how important the soundtrack was to the success of the film. Off topic, but also couldn't believe when I read that one guy played both twins.
posted by TheShadowKnows at 7:08 PM on November 29, 2010


HANS ZIMMER WAS IN THE BUGGLES

You, sir, just blew my fucking mind.


The Buggles are a ridiculously influential band, considering that their actual output was never really "all that". Without The Buggles, there would likely be no Asia, no Frankie Goes To Hollywood, no 90215 (Yes), possibly no Art Of Noise....

Of course, I do hold The Buggles personally responsible for Yes' Drama... That's not really going in their plus column.
posted by hippybear at 7:38 PM on November 29, 2010


Off topic, but also couldn't believe when I read that one guy played both twins.

And had the best line of the film: "Look at me. I'm six-foot-five, 220, and there's two of me."
posted by middleclasstool at 7:42 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Listening to a high quality rip of the soundtrack in FLAC...

It's been a while...

But I can hear you SID...

You've come a long way, pal.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 8:24 PM on November 29, 2010


Fuck, I need to make a correction. Zimmer wasn't in The Buggles, he just worked with them and appeared in their famous "Video Killed the Radio Star" video. I feel like a right fool.

Trevor Horn was in The Buggles, though. Surely that counts for something.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:37 PM on November 29, 2010


Of course, I do hold The Buggles personally responsible for Yes' Drama... That's not really going in their plus column.

Strangely, this actually isn't as bad as I remember it being. Mostly, just very, very strange.
posted by philip-random at 10:11 PM on November 29, 2010


Off topic, but also couldn't believe when I read that one guy played both twins.

What the?!
posted by adamdschneider at 10:37 AM on November 30, 2010


I read some reviews after seeing it and couldn't believe that none mentioned how important the soundtrack was to the success of the film

Interesting. The only time I even noticed the music was during the opening credits ... when they list Trent Reznor.

I downloaded it to give it another listen, but no, I don't get it.

The movie and music were both completely forgettable for me. Good acting performances, especially from the leads, but a generally dull movie, imo. Other people liked it, and it's passable, just nothing special.

The movie also seems artificially inaccurate, at least in one major regard. The whole film is bookended by his old BU girlfriend, ... "Erica Albright" in the movie. She is painted as the "one who got away," and they portray Zuckerberg as a girlfriend-less misfit ... when in reality he had a girlfriend throughout the whole experience.

I'm not that big on biopics in general, but this is no Chaplin or Malcolm X here. I think the Suck Fairy will be very busy with this movie.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:39 PM on November 30, 2010


I agree that the bookending of the movie rang dramatic-license bells, but I got to admit the last shot felt perfectly done. spoilers? that all the money, fame, backstabbing, whatever...it's all just based on the need to click refresh over and over and see what changes.
posted by ritualdelohabitual at 7:38 AM on December 1, 2010


also I want that score to get an Oscar nod. just so I can say "academy award nominee Trent Reznor"
posted by ritualdelohabitual at 7:39 AM on December 1, 2010


There were a lot of little inside baseball details about that film that really made it splendid! The music was definitely one of those things, where I walked away thinking, "Yep, they really thought about that."
posted by iamkimiam at 10:44 AM on December 1, 2010




Response by the principals (Film and Facebook)

The Lessig review is great, imo.

Framing the story with the lawsuits also really turned me off from the start. Part of the problem was that the 2 lawsuits seemed entirely unrelated. The Winkelfosses had nothing; whereas Saverin seemed to have a (semi-)legitimate beef (although he did sign the papers). And it's not like the movie gave ANY insight as to the legitimacy of either claim.

The total and absolute absurdity of the world where the engines of a federal lawsuit get cranked up to adjudicate the hurt feelings (because “our idea was stolen!”) of entitled Harvard undergraduates is completely missed by Sorkin. We can’t know enough from the film to know whether there was actually any substantial legal claim here. Sorkin has been upfront about the fact that there are fabrications aplenty lacing the story. But from the story as told, we certainly know enough to know that any legal system that would allow these kids to extort $65 million from the most successful business this century should be ashamed of itself.

Hear, hear.

I do think the portrayal of Zuckerberg by Eisenberg and Fincher was pretty great. I ended up liking Zuckerberg much more than I did before.

In interviews given after making the film, Sorkin boasts about his ignorance of the Internet. That ignorance shows. This is like a film about the atomic bomb which never even introduces the idea that an explosion produced through atomic fission is importantly different from an explosion produced by dynamite.

Spot on.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:02 AM on December 1, 2010


The total and absolute absurdity of the world where the engines of a federal lawsuit get cranked up to adjudicate the hurt feelings (because “our idea was stolen!”) of entitled Harvard undergraduates is completely missed by Sorkin.

I dunno, there's one line which nails that exactly.
posted by Artw at 11:08 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Podcast interview with Trent Reznor re The Social Network
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:45 PM on December 1, 2010


And it's a good film and sound track... both just about get into the same ball park as the ne plus ultra
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:05 PM on December 1, 2010


Mess with the best, die like the rest.
posted by Artw at 2:08 PM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


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