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Watch Radiohead’s Version of the ‘Spectre’ Opening Credits

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This year saw the release of Daniel Craig’s (possible) last James Bond film, Spectre. With its globe-trotting plot and timely talk of NSA-esque world surveillance, the movie was a bit of a mess. Even more of a mess, though, were the opening credits, scored by Sam Smith’s “Writing on the Wall.” This weekend, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke revealed that his band was actually approached to compose the official theme for the film.
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‘Junun’: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Transcendent Document of Jonny Greenwood’s Musical Experiment

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Junun is a loose, homemade chronicle of the album of the same name, credited to Israeli composer/performer Tzur, Radiohead lead guitarist (and frequent Anderson score composer) Jonny Greenwood, and an assemblage of Indian musicians that dubbed themselves the Rajasthan Express. It’s a slender film (54 minutes—shorter than the double album’s playing time), its execution as casual as its origin. …Read More

The British Government Is Acting Like a Nightmarish Radiohead Song… Through a Program Named After a Radiohead Song

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It’s almost too perfect. In a twist that sounds like it could have come directly from the dystopia-tinged lyrics of Radiohead’s OK Computer, the Government Communications Headquarters — Britain’s NSA-equivalent — has been digitally spying on civilians internationally using a system named after… a track from OK Computer. 
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Thom Yorke Is Composing the Music for the Clive Owen-Starring Broadway Production of ‘Old Times’

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Harold Pinter’s Old Times, which is being revived on Broadway this Fall, is known for its ambiguity and possible life/death liminality. The vague and ghostly (both literally and atmospherically) work sees a married couple in their farmhouse visited by the wife’s friend and former roommate from 20 years earlier, and after she tells the story of a random, incessantly sobbing man in their old room, the venom and possible violence underlying their “friendship” starts to show itself.
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