Inherent Vice Review
9 Jan 2015
Paul Thomas Anderson
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Do you think Pynchon was satisfied with it?
- It stays true to Pynchon’s signature of sensory overload and confusion
2. Plenty of missing bits but it’s SUPER faithful
3. Has the balance of humor and melancholy
4. Visually stunning
5. Stellar soundtrack
6. Polarizing as sh_itI’d say Pynchon is happy with PTA’s adaptation. I honestly doubt anyone could have done it better while keeping it “Pynchon”
According to this interview Pynchon is an admirer of PTA’s work
So I’m sure he’s very happy with this Inherent Vice adaptation.
Well we know the Academy is happy with it. Thats a lot of talented people recognizing the adaptation
Iconic ‘V’ Symbol
On the film’s teaser poster, Shasta’s legs form the iconic ‘V’ symbol from the landmark novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon.
any one else feel really high
yh the whole movie made me feel stoned. I really digged it
Yes. 100%. It was glorious.
Absolutely. I don’t do drugs, but after watching it, OMG, what a trip
That’s one of the reasons I love it so. A real trip of a film. Even after both reading the book and seeing the film twice, Inherent Vice is still such a hazy blur of an experience.
Katherine waterston = GORGEOUS!
Thank you so much Paul Thomas Anderson. Quite a discovery, it’s true
Alright, I actually enjoyed this movie, but I really can’t understand the scene where Bigfoot eats all of the weed and then Doc begins to cry. Can someone explain the context of this…of there is any? Is it just something randomly put in for laughs?
That scene screams improv to me, by Josh Brolin. It’s hilarious. I don’t know if it was meant to be anything else besides funny. Just the way he randomly picks up the plate and swallows it all and Doc’s reaction to it. He’s always demonstrating his authority, but I don’t know if there’s much other meaning here.
ah I like the idea that perhaps Bigfoot is always trying to show his authority to Doc and him eating the weed is like an example of him TRYING to show his authority and almost childishly trying to act like a badass.
RT/Meta Critic Review
PTA, Pynchon, Phoenix and co. produce something unavoidably brilliant.(click here to see)
Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark-comedy adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s crime-noir/counterculture novel is a thing of cinematic achievement. And it’s also one heck of a trip, man.(click here to see)
A noble failure, perhaps, but whatever you make of its unwieldy plot machinations, Inherent Vice’s smoky Californian atmosphere is guaranteed to rouse your senses.(click here to see)