David Knight - 6th Oct 2016

Paul Thomas Anderson's third video for Radiohead's album A Moon-Shaped Pool follows the template of the second for Present Tense. It's Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, a CR78 (apparently, whatever that is), outside in the country, and it's live.

Like Present Tense, it's a bit of an anti-video, and not the enigmatic masterpiece that is Anderson's pondered-over video for Daydreaming. But, there's still something special about this. First and foremost, there's the evidence, if any were needed, that Greenwood is a bit of a guitar player. 

The set-up brings to mind Garth Jennings and Adam Buxton's string of videos for Radiohead's In Rainbows album, created over an intense long weekend of online broadcasts, which included Yorke and Greenwood driving through Oxfordshire countryside at speed to perform an impromptu version of Faust Arp on a rainspecked hillside in the last moments of daylight. Here's the Californian version.

Credits

DirectorPaul Thomas Anderson
ProducerSara Murphy
ProducerAlbert Chi
ProducerErica Frauman
EditorLeslie Jones
EditorAndy Jurgensen
Production CompanyGhoulardi Film Company
Production Companym ss ng p eces
GafferMichael Bauman
Key GripTana Dubbe
Camera operatorAri Robbins
Camera operatorBrian Freesh
1st ACJosh Friz
1st ACAaron Tichenor
2nd ACDrey Singer
ColouristGregg Garvin
Other creditsRecording produced and mixed: Nigel Godrich Recording Engineer: Sam Petts-Davies Electric: Kuba Bojsza, Peter Rybchenkov, Paul Theodoroff Grips: James Coffin, John Mang, Michael Koepke, Nicholas Deane Radiohead Tech: Peter Clements UPM: Kat Barnette Crew: Austin Feinstein, Emily Ajar Panavision Cameras: Lori Killiam, Dan Sasaki Kodak Film: Anne Hubbell Chapman / Leonard: Dan Issa Fotokem: Andrew Oran Modern VideoFilm: Dave Weathers, Wendy Canto

David Knight - 6th Oct 2016

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