The latest Paul Thomas Anderson film is here! Well, not exactly a film, just another music video from the master filmmaker. PTA has directed the video for the song "Wall of Eyes" from the band The Smile. He's obviously involved with The Smile, as it's a new band made up of his friends - Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood along with drummer Tom Skinner. Their new album will be launching in January, and this music video is the first one made to help promote the release. They filmed it just a few weeks ago! The credits on YT state this was shot on location in London at the The Mildmay Club (see Google Maps) in late October. This B&W "Wall of Eyes" music video features Yorke hanging out around this bar staring at the camera and singing. There are also a number of shots that are literally eyes (or an eye) on walls. Of course. Always cool to see PTA making something fun and experimental, trying out some new ideas. This reminds me of the wonderful Junun music film he made with Jonny Greenwood in India, another fave PTA creation.
Thanks to our friends at The Film Stage for the tip on this music video. Taken from the forthcoming album Wall Of Eyes - available January 2024. This music video is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (of the films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice, Junun, Phantom Thread, Licorice Pizza), also known for his music videos for Radiohead, Haim, and Fiona Apple. Produced by Sara Murphy, Erica Frauman, Shirley O'Connor. Edited by Andy Jurgensen. Written by The Smile. Made by Ghoulardi Film Company and Object & Animal. Executive produced by Dom Thomas, Laura Hegarty, Morgan Clement for Object & Animal. This was filmed at The Mildmay Club, and on location in London, England. The new album from The Smile called "Wall of Eyes" will debut on January 26th, 2024 - pre-order it from any music store here. For more, follow The Smile on IG @thesmiletheband or visit their official site. To view more shorts (and music videos), click here. Thoughts?