“House of Cards” has made history by being the first Netflix original series to receive 9 Emmy nominations. Jeff Beal, composer for the show, said a great deal of the show’s success is simply because they right people had creative freedom.
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Justin Timberlake is celebrating Valentine’s Day by releasing the music video for his new single “Suit & Tie.” Directed by David Fincher, the video was shot in black and white and features Timberlake clad in a tuxedo (designed by Tom Ford, no doubt) while performing the song, big band style.
Rooney Mara is on the cover of this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly as Lisbeth Salander of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” and in the accompanying Q&A, the in-demand actress talked about her work ethic, family and regrets.
Like many actors, Mara is rarely content when she sees herself on film. “I’m really hard on myself,” she said. “You always look back and wish you’d done things differently. You see every little thing that other people don’t notice.”
Mara also talked about her relationship with director David Fincher, who described her as a weirdo. “David works harder than anyone I’ve ever met,” she said. “I think that’s one of the reasons he liked me, is because I’m a really hard worker. He surrounds himself with people who want to work as hard as he does.”
Read more from Rooney Mara’s interview in Entertainment Weekly here.
The videos below are snippets with each of Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson and Stellan Skarsgaard at the world premiere for the much-anticipated “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
While the film had already been made in Swedish, David Fincher ["The Game," "The Social Network"] took on the adaptations for the bigger-budgeted, English language films of the Millenium trilogy. Brilliantly cast in the leads are Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) as Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara ["The Social Network"] as Lisbeth Salander. Mara has a difficult task given the acclaim lauded on Noomi Rapace for her take on the heroine in the Swedish franchise, but early sneaks at Mara’s Salander were more than encouraging, they were exciting.
These short interviews were recorded by the studio at the film’s premiere in New York.
This weeks biggest releases include Amy Winehouse‘s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Trent Reznor & Karen O’s cover of “Immigrant Song” for David Fincher‘s new film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the music video for Foster The People’s “Call It What You Want.”
The Week’s Best Album: Amy Winehouse – “Our Day Will Come”
Ever since the untimely death of Amy Winehouse this past July, there’s been a lot of buzz around the album she was working on.
That album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures was released this week to both critical and commercial success. The album is projected to top the charts upon it’s release.
Winehouse, a notoriously tortured soul, seemingly poured everything she had left into this album. Eerily, it’s as if she knew her time was fleeting.
The Week’s Best Single: Karen O with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
In the way that Amy took the sounds from a different time and updated them, Trent Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took a song from a different time, Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song” and updated it for David Fincher’s up and coming film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The song is a much harder, electronic look at one of the most notable rocks songs ever recorded. Only the Nine Inch Nails’ Reznor (who won an Oscar for his work on Fincher’s The Social Network) could have executed the task with this much respect, his work giving the track a smashing individuality. Tahe integrity of the song is preserved but the places to which Reznor takes his version are sexy and industrial, readying us for the pace, tempo and feel of the movie.
This little taste leaves me desperate and excited to hear what Reznor has in store for the entire soundtrack.
The Week’s Best Music Video: Foster The People – “Call It What You Want”
“Call It What You Want” solidifies Foster The People‘s claim on the kingdom of catchy hooks. But it’s their precocious music videos that make them stand out as artists. “Call It What You Want” was directed by Ace Norton but the surreal adventure could have easily come from the mind of famed music video director Michel Gondry.
The whole video is abstract and absurd, and there are some visually stunning scenes that make you have to go back for a re-watch. Could anyone ever tire of a group of gorgeous girls in white t-shirts (that spell out Foster) whose shootings splatter blue blood?
This isn’t the band’s first time working with Norton, he was also behind the camera for their “Helena Beats” music video which is equally awesome and trippy.
The teaser trailer for the English language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo got Stieg Larssen fans jacked up about what director David Fincher was going to do with the beloved series. And if this first full trailer is any indication, no one will be disappointed. Rooney Mara perfectly balances freaky, menacing, cold, and sexy as Lisbeth Salander, and Christopher Plummer is an incredible choice for the super-creepy Henrik. Plus, blonde Bond!