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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Talks Scoring New Suspiria



We told you a few weeks back that that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke would be composing the original score for Amazon Studio’s Suspiria remake. Recently BBC Radio 6 caught up with Yorke, who spoke a bit about this latest endeavor.

It’s absolutely terrifying,” said Yorke of scoring the film. “It’s a very different film [in comparison to the original]. There’s a few core pieces of it that I’ve been trying to piece together. It’s hard because I’m way out of my comfort zone, and I can’t read music so it’s not like I’m writing for orchestra. So I’m building it all myself. In fact, I watched Blade Runner twice at the weekend. ‘Oh, that sound, I could do something like that, that’s quite easy. I’ll rip that bit off there and that bit there, and I’ll be fine.’ No, not really.

Vangelis [composer of Blade Runner], it’s him. It’s his hands that made that,” Yorke said. “Which encouraged me. Because that was the thing I was finding most daunting. Normally a horror movie involves orchestras, these specific things. But Luca [Guadagnino], the director, and Walter [Fasano], the editor, are very much like, ‘Find your own path with it.’ They’re giving me as much freedom as they can. I just have to find a way into it. Which I am doing. It’s exciting.

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Suspiria is written by David Kajganich, who adapts the “remake” from Argento and Daria Nicolodi’s original script, and directed by Luca Guadagnino.

Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films produce. Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi are producers on the title while James Vanderbilt, Paul Deason, Massimiliano Violante, and Carlo Antonelli exec produce.

Amazon Studios picked up the project last year for worldwide distribution rights and is financing production.

Suspiria is based on a young American ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is something far more sinister and supernatural. She becomes increasingly terrified after a series of gruesome murders ensue and she slowly unravels the dark history of the academy.



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