One of the very best things about There Will Be Blood was Johnny Greenwood’s eerie minimalist score. And so it’s easy to understand why the internet might get in a fit about the notion of his side project Radiohead not only providing a new song to play over the end credits of Choke, but writing a whole little suite of instrumental bits to act as score for the film.
Trouble is, however, it isn’t happening. The BBC ran a piece earlier today in which Chuck Palahniuk is quoted as follows:
“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.”
But according to the Playlist, who went to the trouble of talking to the film’s music supervisors (Ken Weinstein and Lyle Hysen), Palahniuk is wrong. A Radiohead song, “Reckoner”, is indeed in the film, but that’s it. It’s not a new song, as Palahniuk implies (it’s on In Rainbows) and the score is as it has always been, by former Shudder to Think musician Nathan Larson. That’ll sadden Devin, who didn’t really care for the score as used in the Sundance edit, and I’m sure the legions of Radiohead fans won’t be psyched either.
Nice try, though.