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Trent Reznor says spare 'Gone Girl' score was crafted to evoke dread
Trent Reznor says spare 'Gone Girl' score was crafted to evoke dread

Gillian Flynn's thriller "Gone Girl" rose to the top of the bestseller charts on the strength of its page-turning depiction of an ideal suburban marriage turned bad. For his big-screen adaptation, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck as embattled couple Amy and Nick Dunne, director David Fincher wanted to retain the palpable dread and extreme tension animating Flynn's prose, an approach that extended to the spare, haunting score. "He was looking for something that could deliver that sense of a façade," said Oscar-winning composer Trent Reznor. "It's meant to feel almost in a saccharine way, comforting, everything's great. Peel a layer...

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