The first reviews for Jonny Greenwood’s score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s film ‘There Will Be Blood’ are in.
Variety writes: “Essential to the success of the movie is the original score by Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist and BBC composer in residence. In addition to some uniquely haunting orchestral arrangements, there’s this insistent string motif that sounds like the buzzing of an insect inside one’s head, a sound that grows louder and more unavoidably distressing whenever soulless events are about to occur. Greenwood’s astonishing score is sure to be one of the most remarked-on aspects of the movie.”
Ain’tItCool: “Amongst my favorite aspects of the film is the score, which was brilliantly created by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. The score is a direct echo of Daniel Plainview’s soul… At times classical- quaint, at other times experimental and atonal – symbolizing the noise in his soul or echoing the pounding of the drilling for oil. The score and the use of it added towards the intensity of the experience.”