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*Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA Award): Best Score '''Pending'''
*Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA Award): Best Score '''Pending'''
*St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLFCA Award): Best Music '''Pending'''
*St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLFCA Award): Best Music '''Pending'''
*St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLFCA Award): Best Scene (Opening Credits) '''Pending'''
*Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice Award): Best Score '''Pending'''
*Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice Award): Best Score '''Pending'''
*Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe Awards): Best Score '''Pending'''
*Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe Awards): Best Score '''Pending'''

Revision as of 11:12, 19 December 2011

Album artwork by a collaboration with Neil Kellerhouse and Rob Sheridan

The soundtrack for the 2011 US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by David Fincher, composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

This is the second soundtrack that Reznor and Ross have worked on together, the previous being The Social Network Soundtrack, also for David Fincher.

The soundtrack details were announced December 2nd 2011, along with a free sampler. Earlier that day, "Immigrant Song" premiered on KROQ radio, and was made available as a download to anyone who purchased the iTunes preorder of the album. In addition, the iTunes preorder was accompanied with an extended, 8 minute trailer for the film, scored specially by Reznor and Ross. The digital album will be made available on the December 9th, and the CD on December 27th.

Its release number is Null 02, in keeping with The Null Corporation's numbering system.

Limited Edition Release

A Limited Edition, deluxe package is to be shipped on 6th February, similar to the one released for Ghosts I-IV, and contains:

  • High definition audio download
  • The full album on six pieces of 180 gram vinyl
  • Deluxe book package with metal cover in a hard plastic "ice" slip cover
  • Exclusive custom 8 GB metal razor blade USB pendant, inspired by Lisbeth's razor blade necklace
  • USB drive contains the full album in high-fidelity 96k audio
  • Fold-out poster by Neil Kellerhouse
  • Numbered limited edition of 3000
  • Personally signed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross



  1. "Immigrant Song" - by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Karen O
  2. "She Reminds Me Of You"
  3. "People Lie All The Time"
  4. "Pinned And Mounted"
  5. "Perihelion"
  6. "What If We Could?"
  7. "With The Flies"
  8. "Hidden In Snow"
  9. "A Thousand Details"
  10. "One Particular Moment"
  11. "I Can't Take It Anymore"
  12. "How Brittle The Bones"
  13. "Please Take Your Hand Away"
  14. "Cut Into Pieces"
  15. "The Splinter"
  16. "An Itch"
  17. "Hypomania"
  18. "Under The Midnight Sun"
  19. "Aphelion"
  20. "You're Here"
  21. "The Same As The Others"
  22. "A Pause For Reflection"
  23. "While Waiting"
  24. "The Seconds Drag"
  25. "Later Into The Night"
  26. "Parallel Timeline With Alternate Outcome"
  27. "Another Way Of Caring"
  28. "A Viable Construct"
  29. "Revealed In The Thaw"
  30. "Millennia"
  31. "We Could Wait Forever"
  32. "Oraculum"
  33. "Great Bird Of Prey"
  34. "The Heretics"
  35. "A Pair Of Doves"
  36. "Infiltrator"
  37. "The Sound Of Forgetting"
  38. "Of Secrets"
  39. "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" - by How To Destroy Angels

Total run time: 2:54:31

Website Sampler

Sampler cover art
  1. "Hidden In Snow"
  2. "People Lie All The Time"
  3. "What If We Could?"
  4. "Oraculum"
  5. "Please Take Your Hand Away"
  6. "Under The Midnight Sun"

Award Show Sampler

As with The Social Network, a sampler was sent to various Film Award bodies for consideration, with a different tracklist and track names. Although the tracklisting is longer than the commercial soundtrack, its run time is shorter. This is due to the requirement that the voting bodies have only original music, and so that they can link the appropriate scene to the music cues. Also, unlike the commercial soundtrack, each disc is numbered separately, as opposed to continuous numbering.

Disc 1

  1. I Can't Take It Anymore
  2. Salander Goes Home
  3. Morrel's Report
  4. Heartbreak
  5. Salander / Cecilia / Harald
  6. Värmland
  7. Maps
  8. Bjurman BJ
  9. Salander Returns To The House
  10. Archives
  11. Coffee Cup
  12. Martin's Story
  13. Martin Traps Blomkvist
  14. Car Chase
  15. Harriet Theme 4
  16. Salander's Trip
  17. North Pole
  18. Media Event Of The Year
  19. Harriet's Story
  20. Bank Sequence
  21. Harriet Theme 1

Disc 2

  1. Millennia
  2. She's One Of The Best, She's Different
  3. Parade Photos
  4. Bible Verses
  5. Plague, Trinity & Wasp
  6. Salander Arrives At Bjurman's
  7. Salander Reports To Blomkvist
  8. Salander At Wennerström's Apartment
  9. Blomkvist Shot
  10. Lovemaking
  11. Harriet's Flowers
  12. Harriet/The Accident
  13. Salander At Söder Hospital
  14. Meeting Bjurman
  15. Salander Raped
  16. Salander Tasers Bjurman
  17. Martin Interviews Blomkvist
  18. Blomkvist Meets Martin
  19. Blomkvist Travels To Hedestadt
  20. Widow Brännlund's Photos
  21. Dead Cat

Album Credits

Composed, performed, arranged, programmed and produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, excepted as noted

Immigrant song - Vocals by Karen O, music performed and programmed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Produced by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher
Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Published by Flames of Albion Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Admin by WB Music Corp.
Karen O appears courtesy of Polydor Records, a division of Universal Music Operation Limited

Is Your Love Strong Enough? - Performed by How To Destroy Angels
Produced by How To Destroy Angels and David Fincher
Written by Bryan Ferry
Published by USI B Music Publishing, Admin by Song of Universal, Inc. (BMI)

Vocals on 11, 23, 30, 35 by Mariqueen Maandig

1, 3 ,5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 35, 38, 39 mixed by Alan Moulder
2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 31, 32, 36, 37 mixed by Michael Patterson, assisted by Cooper Fuqua

Engineered by Blumpy
Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Art Direction by Rob Sheridan
Artwork and GDT Typeface courtesy of Neil Kellerhouse
Photography by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Published by New Columbia Pictures Music, Inc. (ASCAP) and Colpix Music, Inc. (BMI), administered by Sony/ATV Publishing LLC.

Executive Producers: David Fincher and Scott Rudin
Executive in charge of music for Columbia Pictures: Lia Vollack
Soundtrack consultant: Paul Kremen

Management: Rebel Waltz, Inc.

Thank you very much: Ren Klyce, Ceán Chaffin, Claudia Sarne, Susan Bonds, Alex Lieu, 42 Entertainment, Daniel Miller, Tim Ahlering, Raul Perez, Shelly Bunge, Andrea McKee, Brett Bachemein, Angela Sidlow, Larry Kohorn, Tara-Beaudine-Moore, Valerie Caton, Neil Ross, Fred de Jong, Michelle Jubelirer, Don Kennedy, Arif Mahmud, Gary Stiffleman, David Byrnes, Irina Volodarsky, Doug Mark, Paul Friedman, Tony Ciulla and Laura Haber


The soundtrack was originally confirmed on January 7, 2011, on a New York Times panel interview with Reznor. A teaser trailer for the film was later released online on June 2nd (previously being attached to certain domestic and international films), featuring a cover of Led Zeppelins "Immigrant Song", by Reznor, Ross and Karen O (from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). On August 10th, [DragonTattoo.com] (the film's official website), was updated to feature background music, with the filename "Dotcom.mp3". As was the case with "Hand Covers Bruise" from The Social Network's official site, this backing music was the first piece from the score to be available for listening. A full-length trailer for the film was released on September 22nd, featuring music from the score again, the first time the score had been set to footage.

Mouth Taped Shut

Atticus Ross working on the score, from Mouth Taped Shut.

A Tumblr blog entitled "Mouth Taped Shut" was started on 20th August, releasing behind-the-scenes photographs of the shooting and production of the film. On October 3rd, the blog posted a video of posters for the film being printed, with backing music by Reznor and Ross.[1] The blog was also used extensively to promote a public preview of the film, and had snapshots of the score in progress.

Comes Forth In The Thaw

Trent Reznor working on the score, from Mouth Taped Shut.

An image posted on Mouth Taped Shut showed Reznor in the studio, working on the score. On the monitor of his computer, however, there was a url posted, www.comesforthinthethaw.com, which when typed in linked to a site featuring an array of further background music.

What Is Hidden In Snow

Following a clue on ComesForthInTheThaw, the website WhatIsHiddenInSnow.com was found, which led to a series of treasure trails around the world, finding pieces from the film as part of an Alternate Reality Game promotion.



  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA Award): Best Score
  • Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA Award): Best Score Pending
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLFCA Award): Best Music Pending
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association (SLFCA Award): Best Scene (Opening Credits) Pending
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice Award): Best Score Pending
  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe Awards): Best Score Pending



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