When a friend suggested we go see the new movie, ‘The End of the Tour’, last night I was, to put it mildly, skeptical. A film about the days that Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky spent interviewing the late David Foster Wallace...Show More Summary
The role as author David Foster Wallace seems to have come at just the right moment for Jason Segel.
The End of the Tour, a drama about a five-day interview/road trip that took place between novelist David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky in 1996, has already received significant pushback from those closest to the late author, who committed suicide in 2008. Show More Summary
This essay reveals plot points from The End of the Tour. The one wrong note in The End of the Tour is the last one. After sticking closely to journalist David Lipsky’s many conversations with David Foster Wallace, as transcribed in his...Show More Summary
One thing you don’t have to say about The End of the Tour, the new David Foster Wallace movie, is that “it’s not really about David Foster Wallace at all.” Of course it isn’t. There are too many buffers between Wallace and this film to count. Show More Summary
During their five-day verbal sparring session, chronicled in the film The End of the Tour, the one true damaging punch that welterweight intellect David Lipsky lands against super heavyweight David Foster Wallace occurs late in the bout. Show More Summary
Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give to The End of the Tour, the new film about a five-day interview between the writer David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, is that I finally started reading Wallace aga...
The tour in The End of the Tour is David Foster Wallace’s 1996 multicity promotion for his epic novel Infinite Jest, a fractured portrait of a manic culture and the biting loneliness at its heart. The movie, directed by James Ponsoldt from a script by the playwright Donald Margulies, depicts... More »
At one end of the movie spectrum, there's the visceral pow of bodies and machines in motion - pure kinetics, stripped of dialogue, à la "Mad Max: Fury Road." At the other is a far less obvious form of action, but one that can be just as gripping: conversation. James Ponsoldt's magnificent "The...
A new biopic on the late writer David Foster Wallace is forthcoming. If you’ve never read any of his work. start with these five essays to get you in the swing of things before you see the film. When traveling, you should know how the...Show More Summary
A next-level Jason Segel as the late David Foster Wallace.
In their new movie The End of the Tour, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg play two writers— acclaimed author David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky — who in 1996 conducted a marathon five-day interview while Wallace finished promoting his beloved novel, Infinite Jest. Befitting their roles, Segel and Eisenberg...
Yolanda Foster has been taking a break from sick selfies and Lyme Disease treatments to enjoy the beauty of David Foster‘s homeland in Canada. Thankfully Yolanda continues to include her ever-important followers in her life’s journey...Show More Summary
If post-punk speaks the language of disaffection, then don’t call Ought a post-punk band. The Montreal-based quartet wrote their 2014 debut LP, More Than Any Other Day, in wake of the 2012 Quebec student protests after graduating from McGill University, and though the album grazes innumerable themes, its central message is certain: You’re given a […]
The movie presents a lifelike picture of its subject, David Foster Wallace, although Wallace is not really its subject at all.
Voracious readers of the late David Foster Wallace, an author of massively ambitious fiction and casually revealing nonfiction, could be forgiven for regarding a movie about his life with some skepticism. How, after all, could one normal-sized...Show More Summary
Trepidation was not an uncommon response to the announcement, back in late 2013, that Jason Segel had secured the role of David Foster Wallace in an upcoming movie. The lankiest of the goofballs to emerge from the Judd Apatow players...Show More Summary
Jason Segel turns in a solid performance as the novelist in The End of the Tour. But turning Wallace into a movie character has its pitfalls. The post Consider the Movie About the Book About David Foster Wallace appeared first on WI...
How the star of "Sex Tape" took on the Gen-X literary godhead -- in a movie the Wallace estate tried to kill
In the David Foster Wallace biopic, the author's own words are the best part. mpaa rating:R (For some language, including sexual references.) Genre:Drama Directed By: James Ponsoldt Run Time: 1 hour 46 minutes Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Jesse...Show More Summary