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Showing posts from March, 2012

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The trailer for Ghost Rider:  Spirit of Vengeance had scarcely ended, with it's briskly-edited visions of motorcycles and glowing skulls.  What seemed another trailer followed, a figure and then others bathed in, emerging from a black liquid, all of this occurring to the harsh strains of a razor blade cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."  With the writhing, stylized figures, overtones of S & M and blaring theme, it had the feel of a trailer for some sort of goth James Bond picture, no less so for the appearance of Daniel Craig's name among the credits.  But no, this was the start of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The cover of the Zeppelin song, with vocals by the Yeah Yeah Yeah's  Karen O (who could pass for the eponymous character's slightly more conventional looking cousin) is the least subtle passage in a soundtrack and score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.  The presence of Reznor and Ross is logical, not only for their…