Thom Yorke: Harrowdown Hill
Director: Chel White
“Thom saw a short film I made a few years ago that he liked which featured people underwater juxtaposed with images of war, so that’s how I got to work on it. The lyrics are about [weapons expert] Dr David Kelly. We didn’t want to be too literal about representing that, but there are hints in there. For the shot with Thom underwater, he had weights strapped on him and could only get out by signalling to us. He’s such a perfectionist so was happy to do it as many times as we needed to.”
Fact: The swimming pool Thom is filmed in is not legal for public use, due to its black tiles.