There Will Be Blood director shot new Radiohead video in suburban LA neighbourhood, according to podcast host who “doesn’t give a shit” about the band.
Paul Thomas Anderson has directed a new Radiohead video, according to a US author and standup comic who let the news slip in a podcast despite having signed a non-disclosure agreement.
In a new episode of For Crying Out Loud, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor tells a story about the Boogie Nights filmmaker shooting part of the new video in her house. “Oh, this happened, I forgot to tell you! So, I’m at home and there’s a knock at the door… there’s a guy with a clipboard. I come to the door with a scowl on my face and the guy says, ‘Hey, we’re in the neighbourhood, we’re going to be shooting a music video.’ So now, I’m thinking you’re basically telling me – what happens a lot in my neighbourhood, because it’s a very typical suburban looking neighbourhood – I’m gonna be inconvenienced.”
She then explains she was told for $200, they’d like to film in her home. “Then the guy goes – ‘it’s Radiohead!’ I can’t tell you anything about it. I’m guessing that’s the non-disclosure part. Between us girls, Radiohead – I don’t give a shit, I don’t get it. I’ve heard one song I don’t care about – ‘Creep’. Yeah, you’re a creep and a loser and you’re putting me to sleep.
“Here’s the cool part. Then the next day, the guy goes, I wanna bring the director by your house… this guy comes in, says ‘hey, this is the director, Paul’… really normal looking guy. Then I say, ‘hey, you look kind of familiar… Have we met?’ Do you make anything apart from music videos?” The filmmaker then explains he directed There Will Be Blood, according to Wilder-Taylor. “I was like, ‘Oh shit!'” Listen to the podcast here.
Anderson has previously worked with the band’s Jonny Greenwood on the soundtracks for his films There Will Be Blood, The Master and Inherent Vice.
The Oxford group’s ninth album is expected to arrive later this year, after they announced tour dates for this summer. Long-time collaborator Stanley Donwood has described the band’s new album as “a work of art,” but revealed there’s still work to be done on the record.