Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ to Shoot This Month; Warner Bros. Financing
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon— private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It’s been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists.
Anyone here read some Thomas Pynchon or this book in particular?
Glad to hear he's working on something so soon after The Master.
Amazon has a 'soundtrack to the book' from Pynchon for anyone interested: http://www.amazon.com/Inherent-Vice-ebook/dp/B005CRQ3H0
Larry "Doc" Sportello is a private eye who sees the world through a sticky dope haze, animated by the music of an era whose hallmarks were peace, love, and revolution. As Doc's strange case grows stranger, his 60s soundtrack--ranging from surf pop and psychedelic rock to eerie instrumentals--picks up pace. Have a listen to some of the songs you'll hear in Inherent Vice—the playlist that follows is designed exclusively for Amazon.com, courtesy of Thomas Pynchon. (Links will take you to individual MP3 downloads, full albums, or artist pages.)
"Bamboo" by Johnny and the Hurricanes
"Bang Bang" by The Bonzo Dog Band
Bootleg Tape by Elephant's Memory
"Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles
"Desafinado" by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, with Charlie Byrd
Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind
"Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra
"Full Moon in Pisces" performed by Lark
"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
The Greatest Hits of Tommy James and The Shondells
"Happy Trails to You" by Roy Rogers
"Help Me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys
"Here Come the Hodads" by The Marketts
"The Ice Caps" by Tiny Tim
"Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd
"It Never Entered My Mind" by Andrea Marcovicci
"Just the Lasagna (Semi-Bossa Nova)" by Carmine & the Cal-Zones
"Long Trip Out" by Spotted Dick
"Motion by the Ocean" by The Boards
"People Are Strange (When You're a Stranger)" by The Doors
"Pipeline" by The Chantays
"Quentin's Theme" (Theme Song from "Dark Shadows") performed by Charles Randolph Grean Sounde
Rembetissa by Roza Eskenazi
"Repossess Man" by Droolin’ Floyd Womack
"Skyful of Hearts" performed by Larry "Doc" Sportello
"Something Happened to Me Yesterday" by The Rolling Stones
"Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman
"Soul Gidget" by Meatball Flag
"Stranger in Love" performed by The Spaniels
"Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
"Super Market" by Fapardokly
"Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen
"Telstar" by The Tornados
"Tequila" by The Champs
Theme Song from "The Big Valley" performed by Beer
"There's No Business Like Show Business" by Ethel Merman
Vincebus Eruptum by Blue Cheer
"Volare" by Domenico Modugno
"Wabash Cannonball" by Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans
"Wipeout" by The Surfaris
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys
"Yummy Yummy Yummy" performed by Ohio Express
I wonder if he can pull it off considering Pynchon's novels have such schizo plots and pacing bordering on ADHD sometimes.
Heresy! I'll agree that Owen Wilson is a bit of a one-trick pony acting-wise, but he is the best at that particular trick. There is a 'fallen from the moon' lightness, an optimistic enthusiasm and a gentleness mixed with a kind of melancholy, a barely visible sadness, a chink in the soul. All these elements are always present even if the center of gravity can move from part to part (darker in The Darjeeling Limited, lighter in Drillbit Taylor, medium in Marley & Me to take three movies he did in a row).
Certainly looks all like all the pieces are there for a good movie, guess we'll see. I'm interested but not floored by the trailer.
Araysar confirmed Commie:
Originally Posted by Araysar
I like joaquin phoenix a lot, and del toro, and I'm not sure but I thought I spotted Omar Little there at the very end of the trailer!
Yes, Omar was there at the end.
Araysar confirmed Commie:
Originally Posted by Araysar
Anderson's lone comedy is its worst film by far, but this one looks at the very least reasonably funny.
Never heard of that movie before, definitively interested now.
Not everything on the internet is true - Abraham Lincoln
This shit is gonna rule. And Joanna Newsom narrating? Goddamn.
couple free screenings in phoenix, vegas, portland, etc in early january still open
Inherent Vice - Free Movie Tickets | GetScreening
(i guess it got postponed since the trailer mentions christmas release?)
Oh cool, thanks! In for 1 on 1/5 in Vegas.
Loved Phoenix and Brolin. Another great PTA movie people will love or hate I think.
Shit missed it. Thought the tickets were for Tuesday...
DVD screener out in the usual places.
This was like "The Master" for me. WAY too long. HOLY SHIT. People started walking out because of how long it was. They could have cut out about 45 minutes. Way too many characters to understand what the shit is going on. The fucking narration was just ugh. There were a LOT of hilarious scenes. Joaquin Phoenix does a fantastic job at being a hippy.
tl;dr: Way too fucking long.
I watched this last night. I've loved all PTA movies, but this one is kinda lost on me.
For some reason his notes cracked me up.
Couldn't even finish it. I saw that there was an hour left and said fuck it. As Kuriin said, way too many characters that are never really shown on screen so you have to know them by name and their relation. And it's just way too trippy. Why does a movie that takes place in the 70s have to be so 70s? Just fucking weird.
Yeah Pynchon novels, I think don't lend themselves too well to feature length movies. If you read even the easy ones like the crying of lot 49 there are a ton of characters and plots. His novels would lend well to a cable tv series. Mason and Dixon would be bad ass but soo expensive and too weird to shoot for a cable series.
Yeah I really think they did. It really did feel more of a book on screen rather than a film adaptation of a book. For better or worse. Personally didn't feel The Big Lebowski comparisons as much as watching it like a Fear and Loathing type of movie. The plot wasn't confusing because I never tried and just followed Joaquin through the scenes. I think the Red Letter guys got to that later on in their review. There's no need to really focus that much on the plot because of how convoluted it is, but it is funny convoluted, and you just really have to understand Joaquin smokes a lot of pot and has some strange interactions. Because if you try to memorize all the characters, names, relationships, etc... you'll probably get frustrated and not enjoy it.
My only complaint would be the scene towards the end with Shasta which kind of broke the tone and pacing of the rest. If they had maybe trimmed that down and cut a little bit here and there, two hours would have probably been perfect and made it a little more accessible. Wouldn't get my vote for the Oscar though. Too bad, really wanted this to be great.
Pussy bitch Draegan sold us out to MMORPG.com
Exodus underway to Rererolled - A Gaming Community
Oh and sorta fuck Tuco too.
Screener quality wasn't bad, but yay, available digitally on Amazon already.
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