Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson trekked to northwest India to record with the Rajasthan Express, a collaboration that was documented in the film Junun. Now, Nonesuch Records have unveiled an outtake from the documentary with the intimate, magical session that resulted in the track "Hu,"...
To make the new album Junun, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Israeli-American composer Shye Ben Tzur went to India to record with the Rajasthan Express, a group of Indian musicians. The great filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson filmed everything and make a documentary about it. And in a newly-shared outtake from the movie, as Pitchfork points out, […]
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood recently travelled to India to record the excellent Junun, a new album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, the Rajasthan Express, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Director Paul Thomas Anderson accompanied the group to shoot a documentary, also called Junun. Show More Summary
Director Paul Thomas Anderson has reportedly stepped away from Warner Bros.' live-action 'Pinocchio', which has Robert Downey Jr. set to star.
Warner Bros.’ live-action Pinocchio remake starring Robert Downey Jr. has hit a snag: The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider reports that Paul Thomas Anderson, who was onboard to write the script, will not be directing. It’s unclear whether he’ll stay with the project to write the screenplay, but it’s worth nothing that PTA... More »
Live-action updates of animated films are the hot new thing right now. Most of them haven’t been particularly good, with the notable exception of Kenneth Branagh‘s lovely take on Cinderella. But one live-action update that’s evoked promise over the past few years is Warner Bros.’ Pinocchio, which Robert Downey Jr. has been attached to for years now. Show More Summary
Junun Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson [Ghoulardi Film Company; 2015] by Daniel Sargeant Rating: Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur composes his own version of Qawwali, a Sufi devotional music developed in South Asia and popularized in the West by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, among others. Show More Summary
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Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Divers is out now on Drag City. Continue reading…
When Tom Cruise finds a director he likes, he sticks to them like glue. The actor has collaborated with some of the finest filmmakers in his career: Stanley Kubrick (Eyes Wide Shut), Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia), Steven Spielberg (Minority...Show More Summary
Head in the clouds.
Music has always been a vital component in the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, and he has a habit of returning the favor to the musicians and artists who so frequently lend his films so much power. Avant-garde folk artist Joanna Newsom...Show More Summary
Having worked together on last year’s Inherent Vice, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and Joanna Newsom have joined forces again this year for two music videos promoting Newsom’s new album, Divers. We’ve already seen the clip for “Sapokanikan”, and today Newsom... Continue reading
Joanna Newsom is back with even more $10 words on her new album, Divers, out now. In celebration of her triumphant return, Newsom has officially released the Paul Thomas Anderson–directed video for the album's magical title track, which he originally screened at various theaters around the world last week. (PTA also... More »
Joanna Newsom recently released her new LP Divers, and to support the critically acclaimed album, the singer has released the video for new single, "Divers." Director Paul Thomas Anderson helmed the clip, and like the PTA-directed "Sapokanikan," the seven-minute video is a low-key affair, with Newsom singing the track amid sumptuous landscapes and...
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Divers is out now on Drag City.
The title track to Newsom's new album now comes accompanied by breath-taking visuals.
This week’s list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for “Divers” and it’s already been pulled down from the internet. The last time these two made a video, for “Sapokanikan,” it was an instant classic. To see the new one, though, you’ll have to go […]
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: We pay our respects to unconventional families, and the movies that feature them. Hard Eight (1996) Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies...Show More Summary
The trailer for Junun, a documentary by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) about the making of the eponymous album by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, poet Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express. Watch it on Mubi. The album is also on iTunes. More here.