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Dreamin’ Wild director Bill Pohlad first had his mind blown by Radiohead’s seminal 1997 release OK Computer while working in Dublin, and it’s been a go-to album ever since.
On this bonus episode of The Spark Parade, Pohlad explains how, beyond finding pure enjoyment in the album, OK Computer also consistently provides inspiration when he’s editing his films.
“All the time, but particularly on Love & Mercy and Dreamin’ Wild, going to the edit room, I’d constantly play Radiohead — Kid A, and OK Computer,” he explains. “It never ceases to inspire me to push things in a different direction or try something different.”
Describing it as a truly cinematic record, the filmmaker cites it a significant influence on the final cut of Dreamin’ Wild, which tells the true story of musicians Donnie and Joe Emerson as their lost album gets rediscovered and brought to a new audience decades after its original release.
Listen to Dreamin’ Wild director Bill Pohlad chat about Radiohead’s OK Computer and more in this episode of The Spark Parade. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to The Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.
Host Adam Unze (The Opus) explores creativity in all its forms on The Spark Parade by asking musicians, artists, comedians, and other creators to share the single cultural work that has most inspired them. Whether it comes from the world of music, film, comedy, visual art, or literature, we all have something that sparks our own creative desires. On The Spark Parade, guests reveal the single piece of art that ignites within them to fire of creation.