Archive of films Radiohead Television: The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time / Radiohead Television: The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time

United Kingdom
2004, 110 min

Section: 2005: A Musical Odyssey
Year: 2005

24 short films from all over the world with music by cult British band Radiohead. A fictional television broadcast: animation, experimental music, videos, bizarre interviews with members of the band.


Twenty-four short films featuring the music of the British band Radiohead who have acquired cult status over the last five years. Via the Internet, they called upon filmmakers from all over the world to contribute films which use Radiohead music, with the idea of presenting them on the group’s planned television channel. From the huge number of responses, 24 of the most remarkable were selected, colourful and multiform works which reflect the sceptical and bizarre atmosphere of the songs. The films frequently employ modern approaches in animation and image manipulation, as well as feature and puppet sequences. The four half-hour parts of the “series” are interwoven with comic “tabloid” interviews with singer Thom Yorke and his colleagues from the band, and rare musical performances by Radiohead. The television channel wasn’t launched in the end, and instead the group released the unique DVD as the first title on its own label.

About the director

Chris Bran, animator and filmmaker, has worked on numerous Radiohead clips (the “anti-promo” series of videos for the album Amnesiac) and one for singer Beth Gibbons from Portishead. He figures as programmer and editor for the titles we are screening here. The directors of the individual shorts are Ebba Erikzon, James Field, Vernie Yeung, Ed Holdsworth, Louise Wilde, Paul Rains, Rick Hind & Ajit N. Rao, Hannah Wise, Johnny Hardstaff, Cath Elliott, Chris Levitus, Paulo Neves, Ashley Dean, Juan Pablo Etcheverry, Gary Carpenter, Camella Kirk, Vernie Young, Sophie Muller, and Mike Mills.


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About the film

Color, DVD

Section: 2005: A Musical Odyssey
Director: různí režiséři / various directors
Editor: Chris Bran
Producer: Dilly Gent
Production: W.A.S.T.E.
Contact: W.A.S.T.E.

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