As Paul Thomas Anderson’s highly-anticipated new film, Inherent Vice, is set for a release later this year, today’s news does not come as much of a shock: it was announced today that Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood—who created the scores for Anderson’s last two films, There Will Be Blood and The Master—will be scoring Inherent Vice as well.
Greenwood’s scores have been two of the most thrilling and masterful elements of Anderson’s recent output—dark, quirky, and moody, the music is wholly evocative of the turbulent times and fractured psyches that populate Anderson’s work. So, while Anderson and Greenwood teaming up again is not much of a surprise, the fact that Greenwood is tackling this particular film is. Inherent Vice is an adaptation of a shaggy-dog detective novel by Thomas Pynchon, a loose (think Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye) and darkly comic novel of wacky characters and wackier times in the late 1960s. Not exactly the heavy stuff of There Will Be Blood and The Master.
That said, we’re not complaining—Greenwood has turned out to be one of Anderson’s best collaborators, and any reunion between the two is always welcome.
The score will be recorded this month with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
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Source: /Filmjonny gr