Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood to Score Another P.T. Anderson Movie and Probably Not Get Nominated For Another Oscar

Jonny Greenwood

Remember when P.T. Anderson’s last movie, There Will Be Bloodcame out and everybody was going gaga about how it was probably the best movie they’d ever seen, and how it was going to win pretty much every Oscar in the world, and how great the music was at establishing mood and creating tension, and how the guy who did the music was the guitarist for Radiohead, and he was definitely going to win an Oscar for Best Score, but then he didn’t even get nominated for anything because his music happened to have a couple samples in it or something? Do you remember all of that? Okay, good, because it’s probably going to happen again.

Anderson has been improving with every film he makes, so his next movie, The Master, is probably going to be so good that it melts all of our brains. It’s set to be released in December 2012, so you know it’s going to be a huge contender for all of that year’s Oscars. And, according to a story by the Cigarettes and Red Vines blog, Jonny Greenwood will be back once again to score. They dug up a tweet by Oliver Weindling, the founder of a British record label called Babel, that reads, “Zed-U recorded part of soundtrack for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead last week. Film (by Paul Thomas Anderson) to appear in 2013.”

Being a pretty stereotypical college educated middle class person, two of my favorite things in the world are Radiohead and P.T. Anderson, so this is amazing news for me. And I don’t even care if Greenwood doesn’t get nominated for an Oscar again, because as a stereotypical college educated middle class person I also think that the Oscars are a farce. Who needs an Oscar? A new Anderson movie with Greenwood accompaniment is like an award being handed to all of us. I’d like to thank God, who made all of this possible, and I’d like to thank my manager, who bought me the tickets to go see this movie. This is such an honor.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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