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Trent Reznor has confessed that he was initially sceptical about the premise behind The Social Network.

The Nine Inch Nails frontman - who composed the film's score along with writing partner Atticus Ross - told The Huffington Post that while he believed at first that a film about Facebook would be boring, he came around to the idea after reading the script and being introduced to the characters.

"When I was first approached by David [Fincher] and he said, 'It's a movie about the founding of Facebook,' I think my first reaction was, 'Umm, why are you making a movie about that and how interesting could it possibly be?'" he recalled

"Then when I got the script those questions were answered. I was able to see that it wasn't about Facebook, it was about this complex, flawed character out to define himself by this great idea that he'd had. That character I could relate to very much."

Reznor said that he used that common element to inspire the music for the film, adding: "That was the principle place I went to in terms of trying to stress the film with sound that I thought was appropriate, that I thought added the right emotional weight."

Reznor and Ross were nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for their work on the soundtrack.

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