Watch Machines Cut ‘The Girl with Dragon Tattoo Poster’ Out of Metal

Proving that David Fincher’s latest, an adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is nothing less than hardcore, the haunting viral site Mouth-Taped-Shut.com has released a simultaneously insightful and terrifying video chronicling the poster-making process.

If that doesn’t sound compelling, take a gander. The process of crafting the one-sheet is unique (to my knowledge). Steel cutters are actually grafting the image to a piece of sheet metal and slicing it apart into the shape of a razor blade (a visual symbol linked to the main character Lisbeth Salander, played in the film by Rooney Mara). Lay on samples of the Oscar-winning composing team Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ new score for the film and you’ve got a perfectly mesmerizing tease, a video that’s a step up than your run-of-the-mill, cheeky monkey behind-the-scenes video.

There are no smiles when people cut movie posters using lasers. That’s punk.

Check out the video and a large version of the poster below!

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(Via CinemaBlend)

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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