Film visionary Paul Thomas Anderson, best known for making fantastic, critically lauded films, has recently been exploring more musical projects. The director shot Joanna Newsom’s “Sapokanikan” video shortly after she narrated his film, Inherent Vice. Now, his latest client is another former collaborator (kind of).
Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has teamed with Anderson a couple times, most notably scoring his films, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice, and Junun. PTA reciprocated by filming a Jonny Greenwood documentary, and he’s reportedly contributed his talents again for a new Radiohead music video.
The video hasn’t been released yet, but we already know more than we should. In her For Crying Out Loud podcast, comedian Stefanie Wilder-Taylor violated a non-disclosure agreement and let slip that the video had been filmed at her home. The production team apparently chose her house at random before bringing Anderson on-site. The music video is said to thematically deal with doorways.
“Here’s the cool part. Then the next day, [someone from the production] goes, I wanna bring the director by your house… this guy comes in, says ‘Hey, this is the director, Paul’… really normal looking guy,” she said. “Then I say, ‘Hey, you look kind of familiar… Have we met?’ Do you make anything apart from music videos?’ ”
PTA told her that he’d also made There Will Be Blood, to which she replied, “Oh shit!”
Wilder-Taylor’s faux pas got the podcast removed from her website, but she did more than enough to satiate Radiohead fans. If anything, people will be even more excited for all the Radiohead projects to come. The band has already formed new companies—as they did right before King of Limbs dropped in 2011—and longtime visual collaborator Stanley Donwood has already listened to the “not yet” entirely finished record. He called it a “work of art.”
So much to be excited about on the Radiohead front!