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Trent Reznor’s Five Star Film: Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg – 1988)

Trent ReznorHe’s the iconic Nineties musician done good. From creating seminal alternative rock music with Nine Inch Nails to winning an Oscar with Atticus Ross for scoring The Social Network, the 49-year-old has carved out a blazing career path. He reteams with director David Fincher and Ross for their third collaboration together after The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The trio are putting the dread in, er, dead with crime thriller Gone Girl. A self-confessed “film addict”, getting to work with Fincher has been a dream come true for Reznor who said he has always felt an affinity with the filmmaker’s dark work. It’s no surprise then, that when it comes to one of his favourite flicks of all time it’s something equally as disturbing, from the master of body horror himself – David Cronenberg. Trent Reznor shares his Five Star Film with Graffiti.  

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‘That’s another tough question but some of my favourites would be Blue Velvet, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Taxi Driver. David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers is a Five Star Film though, that just popped into my head. The tone of Cronenberg’s films are amazing, particularly that one. It was very inspirational to me in the writing of a couple of albums -The  Downward Spiral and The Fragile. It’s as well as that sense of dread when you’re not sure what’s going to happen but you can tell it’s just not going to work out. It’s not going to have a happy ending and I related to that. His sense of body horror really touched a primal instinct in me. I almost said Videodrome but that’s more of a guilty pleasure… I love that movie as well.”

Maria Lewis – follow Maria on Twitter here: @moviemazz or on top-rating film podcast Pod Save Our Screen, available now on iTunes.

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