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Radiohead's 'Lift:' Isolation and In-Camera Illusions

Thom Yorke "embarks on one of the most surreal lift rides ever, and in the process taps into our anxiety about and the alienating effects of high-rise living."9/20/2017 12:30 AM Eastern
Director Oscar Hudson's video for Radiohead's "Lift" is a "superb set piece, that considering the name of the song, was just asking to be made," writes David Knight.

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, Knight continues, "embarks on one of the most surreal lift rides ever, and in the process taps into our anxiety about and the alienating effects of high-rise living." To read more, click here.

"Hudson shot the clip with Yorke over the course of one day," Marc Hogan explains. "The set took four times as long to build, though, with an entirely new one sliding into place every time the elevator doors shut. 'Inside the lift it looks like a very calm thing,' Hudson says. "'But outside it's the most insane level of organized chaos you can imagine.'" To read more, click here.

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