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First reviews for ‘There Will Be Blood’ score

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.”

[thx Dane]

7 Comments

  • sounds interesting

  • So much xtra orchestral, experimental work these last years… just very impressiv.
    The awaiting for those of us from the other hemisphere will be longer though, but bravo !

  • Anyone watch the latest review of this film? First tune is Arvo Part’s “Fratres.” But the later tune – which I think may be Jonny Greenwood – seems to owe a lot to the melody in Miles Davis’ “It’s About That Time” from In a Silent Way. Haunting stuff.

  • Wouldn’t it be lovely if it were nominated for an Oscar…

  • This is exacly why people need to quit bitching about LP7 taking so long to release. Thom’s put out a solo album and Jonny’s done this– not to mention the countless youtube clips floating around. It’s not like they’re being witholding– they’re just waiting to release the album on their own terms.

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