21 June 2009

Daily Record interview

In promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Daniel tells Daily Record what music he is listening to on the set to get into character.

"If you asked people what band they associated with Harry Potter, Radiohead wouldn't be the first that sprang to mind, but funnily enough Radiohead's albums could soundtrack the films.
"They're so appropriate to the movies and to Harry's emotions that it's almost uncanny.

"Harry's darkness is a very specific type of darkness and it's Radiohead's OK Computer or Amnesiac, and it's Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible and Hope of the States, The Lost Riots and it's stuff like that.

"It's kind of angry and epic. It's angry in the sense that your life is beyond your control and you are in the middle of this maelstrom of politics and power.
"You have no control over that, and that's where part of Harry's anger comes from."
While he adores Radiohead, Daniel wants to get Sigur Rós into work on the soundtrack for the film, which builds to the final confrontation between Harry and Voldermort.
Daniel: "They would be great, wouldn't they? It's so right, it's got the amount of grandeur and majesty.
"It's epic and it's magical and it's playing the guitar with the violin bow and... ah God, it would be great."
He has also been listening to Loudon Wainwright III's latest album, Recovery, to get him into the mood for his romance scenes.
"I have been finding a couple of songs that are to do with my cynical looks at romance and things which are quite appropriate."
source: dailyrecord.co.uk

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