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There’s a new short film called Radiohead Were Here, which is about “one man’s quest to shop in Waitrose in peace. It’s also a homage to one of the greatest British bands of all time. It’s also a love song to Oxford’s local music scene, as told by the people who know it best. But really, it’s just some funny stories about stalking Thom Yorke.”

The film also features interviews with various local Oxford bands such as Spring Offensive, The Scholars and Empire Safari.

You can watch the film below. For more information and to get updates, check out http://radioheadwerehere.blogspot.com/. Also, check out our Oxford Guide!

Radiohead Were Here from Sweet and Low Productions on Vimeo.

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Thom on “The Age of Stupid”

by Jonathan on September 15, 2009

Thom wrote on DAS this week about his part in the upcoming film, The Age of Stupid. He writes:

hi
there is a film that is getting a lot of attention call Aged of Stupid. i’ve seen it and it stays with you-
especially in light of the Copenhagen summit coming up in December where our glorious leaders must decide how we structure our plans to tackle climate change.

The global premier of it will happen on the 21st of september or 22nd depending on your time zone.
There are cinemas participating in over 50 countries – If you want to be part of it, you can buy a ticket for the one nearest to you by going to the age of stupid website

www.ageofstupid.net

After the screening, there will be live discussion thing via global satellite link up and after that I will be playing Reckoner live from an undisclosed location. (!)

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From 6 Music:

Controversial Fight Club and Snuff author Chuck Palahniuk has revealed Radiohead have written brand new music for the soundtrack to the new movie adaptation of his book Choke.

Speaking to 6 Music on the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show, Palahniuk explained it all came from his love of the band’s music, saying:

“Clark Gregg, who directed the movie version of Choke which comes out in November, he knew that I’d written Choke while listening to [Radiohead’s 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep, over and over and over.

“So Clark got Radiohead to contribute a song; to write a song for the very end of the movie, the final credits.

“Apparently Radiohead liked the movie so much, they’ve written the score, most of the ambient music throughout it. So it’s ‘Choke – with the music of Radiohead’“

When asked if he felt honoured to have such a respected band write music solely for his film, the author laughed, “I quit believing in my own life at this point! My life is just too incredible to be believable anymore. It’s a living dream.”

Palahniuk’s work is famous associated with alternative music, with his use of Pixies’ Where Is My Mind during the finale of the feature film adaptation of his novel Fight Club.

UPDATE: Radiohead score new Chuck Palahniuk film…. NOT!

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More on Reflections on Kid A

by Jonathan on January 31, 2002

Last Friday we told you about a short film called Reflections on Kid A being part of the Noise Pop Film Festival in San Franicisco on March 2, 2002.

Here’s the description from Noise Pop:

RADIOHEAD – REFLECTIONS ON KID A
Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke gives a rare interview, interspersed with full-length live clips. The reclusive, private singer talks in-depth about the creative process, Kid A itself and the fallout from their massive hit LP OK Computer.

Dir. Rob Hodselmans, Netherlands 2000, 38 min.
Channel V in Australia will also be showing the interview on February 6, 2002 at 9pm.

{thanks to Deborah, Dean, Grant, Wookie, Dom, & Doug}

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Reflections on Kid A

by Jonathan on January 25, 2002

This year’s Noise Pop Film Festival in San Francisco will include a film called Reflections on Kid A. The only info we have on this film is that it will show at 3:30pm on March 2, 2002 at Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia Street.

Check out the Noise Pop website at http://www.noisepop.com/2002/

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