Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bigfoot Character Poster/Trailer Arrives; Listen To An Hour of PTA Interviews on NPR

PTA visited NPR's All Things Considered recently for a brief chat about his new work Inherent Vice. The conversation chiefly discusses the struggles of adapting from such a major literary voice.  Listen:

PTA also talked for nearly an hour on KQED Radio to promote Vice, and that conversation is much more wide-ranging. He discusses his earlier career a bit more extensively than he has recently, and compares the process of adapting Thomas Pynchon to the process of adapting Upton Sinclair for There Will Be Blood. It's a great listen.

Finally, a really cool new character-themed poster and instagram-video-sized trailer for Inherent Vice via the film's social media outlets. One would think these are the first in a series, but it's hard telling. Anyway:

Josh Brolin as Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen


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  2. I really enjoyed the NPR chat but had to pause the KQED when the interviewer started off with a spoiler. She's interviewing one of the greatest and she wants to begin with a spoiler?? She's clueless. Thanks for giving us your time, Mr. Anderson. It means a lot.

  3. I saw this in Oakland last week, and believe me, you have nothing to fear from spoilers. Not because it is confusing in the least, but because you miss half of it as you respond to these miraculous jokes that are coming at you from every corner of every frame. I've seen all six posted clips and some of them I don't even recall, because they were lost in the general uproar of the theater.

  4. Also, you owe it to yourself to read the book, as well, if only - but hopefully not only - to see how beautifully PTA and co have rendered it. It will also alleviate any paranoia about spoilers.