Radiohead ‘could have soundtracked Potter’

by Jonathan on June 25, 2009

I know, this really has no substance, but it’s interesting.

From Digital Spy:

Daniel Radcliffe has said that the albums of Radiohead could have been a perfect soundtrack for the Harry Potter movies.

The actor told the Daily Record that it was “almost uncanny” how appropriate the records were to his character in the films.

Radcliffe said: “Harry’s darkness is a very specific type of darkness and it’s Radiohead’s OK Computer or Amnesiac, and it’s Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible and Hope of the States’ The Lost Riots and it’s stuff like that.

“It’s kind of angry and epic. It’s angry in the sense that your life is beyond your control and you are in the middle of this maelstrom of politics and power. You have no control over that, and that’s where part of Harry’s anger comes from.”

He added that he would like Icelandic band Sigur Rós to work on the score for the final movie in the series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

“They would be great, wouldn’t they? It’s so right, it’s got the amount of grandeur and majesty. It’s epic and it’s magical and it’s playing the guitar with the violin bow and… ah God, it would be great,” Radcliffe said.

You may remember that Phil and Jonny played in the Wyrd Sisters band in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie.



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  • 7SK

    OK Computer should only be the soundtrack to the OK Computer MOVIE, which would be…12 music videos. That’s it. He can have Amnesiac.

    However, Sigur Rós should definitely score HP7, get rid of that tacky John Williams/John Williams-esque orchestration, bring in some real darkness.

  • Reservoir7

    Man, you’re talking about John Williams here, show some respect.

  • Grace

    yeah.

  • Clare

    Did he google “what bands will make me look cool if I mention them” and list them out for that interview?

  • John Williams?

    John Williams has been writing the same soundtrack for years. The Imperial March is even in the intro music for the first Harry Potter.

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