Thom Yorke Premieres New Short film for “Why Can't We Get Along” starring Kate Mara and Ansel Elgort
- English singer-songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead, Thom Yorke contributed a new song titled "Why Can't We Get Along" to a short film to fashion label Rag & Bone's upcoming line.
The film was designed to create a feeling of friction, which is paralleled by the movement of the cast of characters. The six-and-a-half-minute video was filmed in a cavernous warehouse on the water’s edge of the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn last September.
Co-directed by Benjamin Millepied, Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington. The film stars Kate Mara (2015 "The Martian") and Ansel Elgort (2017 "Baby Driver").
Executive Producer Marcus Wainwright said about the show, “It’s the same thing every time. This is way more dangerous, way more inspiring, much more complicated. If I’ve got to spend three months organizing something, I’d rather it was this than a show.”
Thom Yorke is not the first time to collaborate with Rag & Bone. In the past, he served "Stuck Together" for 2012's fashion show and contributed "Coloured Candy" for a 2017 spring/summer collection, as well as "Villain" to a 2015 fashion show.
Thom Yorke is currently working on the score for the upcoming horror film "Suspiria" remake, also premiered a handful of new solo songs during a recent West Coast mini-tour.
- Marcus Wainwright continued;
“There was no sense of, ‘We have to tell this narrative. We were creating a mood that worked with that score, that space, that dark mystery, and doing something that had a good structure and showed everybody off. The messaging here, seeing and not seeing things, is a reference to people living through their phones these days. This singular vision of seeing the world through a screen. Life’s much more interesting than that. Life’s much more than a two-dimensional screen.
These things need to be able to stand alone. They’re not fashion films, they’re not styled as fashion films, they’re not planned as fashion films. They’re films we provide the wardrobe for.”
- source : The New York Times