I finally have a way to talk about Subjects I’d Love To Talk About Here But Can’t Because They’re Not British #69457 and 69458: Paul Thomas Anderson and Thomas Pynchon. For a while, Thomas Pynchon was one of my favourite writers, and...Show More Summary
Paul Thomas Anderson never ceases to amaze. He makes a rain of frogs look plausible, turns Adam Sander into an actor, and makes an iconic image out of drinking milkshakes. He’s always doing something surprising and wonderful. Anderson’s latest film, Inherent Vice, is two hours of those moments loosely strung together with a detective narrative. Show More Summary
"It's not groovy to be insane." For those of you living in the United Kingdom, specifically London, this week you'll get a chance to catch early screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, the adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. Show More Summary
Director Paul Thomas Anderson has cut together new footage for the 'Inherent Vice' U.K. trailer that announces a London screening this week. [...]
The trailer advertises secret screenings in london Read the full article on AICN When I first watched the INHERENT VICE trailer after I saw the film, I was disappointed with how many excellent gags and beats it unceremoniously ruined. Show More Summary
Once upon a time, Asheville, North Carolina liked to banner itself as the “Paris of the South.” Today, according to a fun piece, by AP’s Beth J. Harpaz and Thomas Anderson, the go-to reference is Brooklyn. In fact, as a sign of justShow More Summary
Numerous filmmakers have made their influences into mentors. Paul Thomas Anderson’s ’90s films were deeply indebted to the work of Robert Altman, with whom he developed a personal friendship, and even worked as an uncredited “backup director” for The Prairie Home Companion. Show More Summary
On Thursday, one of Hollywood's biggest and best film festivals, AFI Fest, kicks off and its not too late to get in for free. This year's festival highlights include Paul Thomas Anderson?s Inherent Vice, Bennett Miller?s Foxcatcher, and The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg. Among AFI Fest's other special events is On Acting: A Conversation with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.
If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of "Inherent Vice" in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making a movie of cultural confusion, spiritual uncertainty and overall disorientation set in 1970 — perhaps not coincidentally the year Anderson was...
On Dec. 12, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s seedy 2009 detective novel Inherent Vice hits theaters. Penguin has revealed a
Earlier this month, Paul Thomas Anderson gave a lengthy, “On Cinema” talk at the Film Society of Lincoln Center… Read More
(Nick Anderson via GoComics.com). Canadian Jeet Heer, in the New Yorker, on “The Line Between Terrorism and Mental Illness“: … According to Dr. Thomas Hegghammer, the director of terrorism research at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Zehaf-Bibeau fits a profile of “converts with a history of delinquency among the Westerners in ISIL. He’s a [Read more...]
This looks awesome: INHERENT VICE, in theaters December 2014. “Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend...Read More
One of the few known photos of Thomas Pynchon Last weekend, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel, debuted at the New York Film Festival to fiendishly good reviews. But it was the news that the author would be making a cameo that got the world talking. Show More Summary
Film writers Fariha Roísín and Sara Black McCulloch are covering the New York Film Festival this year as a series of conversations about the festival and its programming. The second dispatch includes Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix in adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's book of the same title. Read more...
Joaquin Phoenix plays a baked private eye in Anderson's gorgeous, hazy, brutal vision of Pynchon paranoia
"Inherent Vice" is sure to be labeled Paul Thomas Anderson's " The Big Lebowski, " another sprawling and goofy crime comedy. W hile that comparison is certainly apt, his take on the comedic film noir stands entirely on its own. Based...Show More Summary
Last Saturday (the most fucking sacred day of the Jewish calendar, incidentally), the New York Film Festival screened Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, and I’m still trying to grok it fully. It might take another few months and another screening (on a non-fucking holy day), but... More »
And a little sad, too
Is this what happens when you get too high? Perhaps. Over the weekend, the New York Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix as "Doc" Sportello, the stoner private detective character from Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name. Show More Summary