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Meeting People Is Easy

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Exhibition Title Meeting People Is Easy
Original Title Meeting People Is Easy
English Title Meeting People Is Easy
Director Grant Gee
Year 1998
Format Digibeta
Colour Color
Duration 68'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway. (Radiohead).
  • Dirección / Director: Grant Gee
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Grant Gee
  • Edición / Editing: Jerry Chater
  • Producción / Producer: Dilly Gent
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Kudos Productions, Parlophone
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How does one make an attractive documentary about a band that repeatedly stated they hated groupies? Grant Gee must have realized right away he wouldn’t be able to make a sort of This is Spinal Tap! with Radiohead, so he put his money on a “film noir about a tour” (Simon Reynolds’ words). Meeting People Is Easy is a doc-collage (although it would be best to call it collage-mental) with multiple sound and visual textures and a story that fakes a loop and reveals itself as a spiral-shaped one about the exhausting side of touring –here it is reduced to a highlighted and bland presence of the media. The scene of the great video “No surprises” is as visually attractive as revealing about that jokey feedback between the band and the press. MPIE captures the band’s anguished success in the nineties but also anticipates the essential Kid A, which moved Pablo Schanton to write about Radiohead and describe something we can see in this film: “they have something to say, although they’re using less and less words, but better sounds”.

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