For his latest film Phantom Thread, director Paul Thomas Anderson enlisted Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood to compose the score, which is now available in its entirety on a variety of streaming services.
Greenwood’s score for the film is the fourth collaboration between the guitarist and the filmmaker, with Greenwood also scoring There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice.
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s new score for Phantom Thread is incredibly unnerving, yet somehow remains romantic.
The score plays through 90 minutes of the film’s 130-minute duration, meaning you’ll be treated to Greenwood’s composition for over 70 percent of the movie.
The film’s score was nominated for a Golden Globe, though ultimately lost out to The Shape Of Water, while IndieWire named the score the best of 2017 in their year’s end list.
“We talked a lot about ‘50s music, what was popularly heard then as well as what was being written and recorded,” Greenwood told Variety regarding the varying influences of the score.
“Nelson Riddle and Glenn Gould’s Bach recordings were the main references. I was interested in the kind of jazz records that toyed with incorporating big string sections, Ben Webster made some good ones, and focus on what the strings were doing rather than the jazz musicians themselves.”
Anderson has also directed music videos for songs off Radiohead’s most recent release A Moon Shaped Pool.