Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has some Oscar-worthy tunes
Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead has composed music for four of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s films — There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice, and the most recent Phantom Thread. Yet, Greenwood hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar. Now, you can listen to his latest film compositions and theorize whether 2018 is the year to change that.
The full score for Phantom Thread, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, is now available to stream online. Set in 1950s London, the film tells the story of Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker who finds a muse and lover in the young Alma (Vicky Krieps).
Greenwood received a Golden Globe nomination for best original score in a motion picture, though the award ultimately went to Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water.
“We talked a lot about ‘50s music, what was popularly heard then as well as what was being written and recorded,” Greenwood told Variety in an interview. “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.”
A total of 141 films are competing for Oscar nominations in the best original score category. Phantom Thread is on that not-so-short list, as well as Hans Zimmer for Dunkirk, John Williams for The Post and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Michael Giacchino for Pixar’s Coco.
The final Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Phantom Thread is currently playing in select theaters, but will expand nationwide on Jan. 19.