Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Score ‘ The Vietnam War ’1 min read
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Score ‘ The Vietnam War ’ by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The documentary premieres in September on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) and will ultimately feature more than two cumulative hours of original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, along with reworked snippets from Nine Inch Nails songs and their scores for “The Social Network” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
A lot of it was about tension and fear. The tone of concern in ‘Before the Flood’ led perfectly into the pure dread, evil and melancholy that we explored in ‘Patriots Day,’ which also provided us the momentum to make the Nine Inch Nails record ugly and confrontational. We could go deeper in each pool knowing it wasn’t forever. We could take a break from the end of the world by going into a terrorist bombing, or take a break from that by making an ‘I want to kill myself’ album.
Not every opportunity to score a film feels like it’s an artistic endeavor. Rather than just accumulating projects, we’ve tried to select things that challenge us and feel exciting.