En août 2008, des rumeurs avancent que Radiohead aurait écrit toute la BO du film “Choke”, le film basé sur un roman du même nom de Chuck Palahniuk, l’auteur de ‘Fight Club’. Et c’est Chuck Palahniuk qui est lui-même à l’origine de cette rumeur :
[quote cite=”Interview dans Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show, BBC6″ cite=”12 août 2008″]Clark Gregg, who directed the movie version of Choke which comes out in November, he knew that I’d written Choke while listening to [Radiohead’s 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep, over and over and over. 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, most of the ambient music throughout it. So it’s ‘Choke – with the music of Radiohead (…) I quit believing in my own life at this point! My life is just too incredible to be believable anymore. It’s a living dream.[/quote]
Le petit monde d’Internet s’emballe, si bien que la même question est reposée à Chuck Palahniuk, qui est plus évasif cette fois… en fait ça serait peut-être juste la chanson de fin.
[quote cite=”Interview dans Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show, BBC6″ cite=”12 août 2008″]It’s the incidental music and I also thought it was the closing credits, sort of like the equivalent of the Pixies song in Fight Club – and Clarke really wanted to end the movie on a downbeat, kinda like The Graduate, where they’re finally together and on the bus and the future’s not entirely bright at that point. I know Clark was looking for a very downbeat, mellow sort of song. (…)[/quote]
source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20080812_radiohead_chuck.shtml
Le 13 août, la rumeur est démentie dans le NME : il y a bien du radiohead à la fin du film, mais le groupe a simplement donné son accord pour que l’on y mette Reckoner, rien de nouveau donc. Chuck Palahniuk avait mal compris.
[quote cite=”Blog ‘The Playlist'” cite=”14 août 2008″]here’s no Radiohead score as mentioned, but Gregg is a huge fan. “Like most people, I am a huge Radiohead fan. The adaptation took me years to write so I wrote it first to Kid A, then Amnesiac and then Hail to the Thief. Later, I learned from Chuck Palahniuk that he had written the novel while listening to their song, “Creep.” In Rainbows came out while we were editing and I used almost every track in my early temp cuts of the movie. They all fit really well, but I particularly loved “Reckoner.” The tension between Thom Yorke’s keening vocals and Phil Selway’s brilliant, driving drum track fit so perfectly that it worked almost like score. I was truly dreading the day when we’d have to take it out. Somehow ATO Pictures producer, Johnathan Dorfman persuaded their manager to show the band some footage and to our shock they were generous enough to let us use the song. It’s a monumental addition to the movie.”
Indeed, and as noted previously, it’s used in the film’s closing credits (though does overlap in the final scene).[/quote]
En septembre, les choses sont officiellement clarifiées :
“I think there was some confusion. I think it came out of a trip to Europe that Chuck and I made. Suddenly BBC radio was reporting that Radiohead had done an original score,” Gregg said. “I wrote them a letter of apology and just to make it up to them I went to their concert in LA and worshipped them.”