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The Directors of Radiohead

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With great bands often come great videos, and Radiohead is one of those bands that matured quickly and garnered talented directors early on. Some directors set out to create a good marketing tool and simply made the members look cool. Others were as cutting edge as the band whose songs they set to the moving image. Here's a look at some of Radiohead's more memorable videos and the directors who shot them:

Director: Jake Scott

Video: "Fake Plastic Trees" (1995)

Scott, son of Ridley Scott (and nephew of Tony), seems to have more influences, education and inspiration to draw from than he actually knows what to do with. His film debut, the 1999 feature "Plunkett & Macleane," may satisfy the urge to indulge in a roguish period picture, but it was also almost terminally frenetic. You'd never guess from watching it that four years earlier Scott directed the video for Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees.
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The Directors Follow Suit, Nominate Dark Knight

After receiving nominations from the Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild, The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan was also just nominated by the Directors Guild for Best Director. He'll face David Fincher ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ), Ron Howard ( Frost/Nixon ), Gus Van Sant ( Milk ) and Danny Boyle ( Slumdog Millionaire ) for the annual DGA Award. The Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 22, so stay tuned to see how many the Batman movie might get!
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