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Jonny Greenwood to Score New Paul Thomas Anderson Film

Still-untitled, Daniel Day-Lewis-starring movie marks fourth big-screen collaboration between Radiohead guitarist and director

Jonny Greenwood to Score New Paul Thomas Anderson Film 'Phantom Thread'Jonny Greenwood to Score New Paul Thomas Anderson Film 'Phantom Thread'

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Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood will once again provide the score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, Focus Features announced Wednesday while confirming that production on the film is underway.

According to Focus (via The Playlist), Anderson’s new film “is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.”

The as-yet-untitled film, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, marks the fourth time Greenwood scored an Anderson film, following There Will Be Blood, The Master and, most recently, Inherent Vice, which also made use of a reworked unreleased Radiohead song.

Anderson also teamed with Greenwood on the 2015 documentary Junun and directed three videos for Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool: “Daydreaming” and intimate live takes of “Present Tense” and “The Numbers.”

In December 2015, Rolling Stone spoke to Greenwood about his collaborations with Anderson, including Junun, which featured the Radiohead guitarist and composer Shye Ben-Tzur collaborating with the Rajasthan Express, a group of Indian musicians.

“I told [Anderson] I was going to make a record in India and some friends were coming to film it. Then I think he suggested he come too. I was hoping he would offer — of course — but was wary of wasting his time on a huge disaster. There’s lots of unknowables when you try and organize anything in India — which has a certain charm to it, but less charm when there’s only a few weeks to finish everything and the power keeps cutting off,” Greenwood said.

“Paul captured the whole feel of being there ridiculously well — i.e., music all day, every day. We’d only escape occasionally to explore the chaos of Jodphur, then return to play and record some more. Looking back now, I think we’re pretty lucky to have such a document of our time there. Apart from anything else, it explains so much about the record.”


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