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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #390 on: February 26, 2014, 02:24:03 AM »
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I don't follow movie news much, but what's with the Oscar obsession in every announcement. It's like non-blockbuster movies exist solely to have a chance at winning an Oscar. Or is it just the time of the year?

If WB is hoping that this has any chance at the Oscars, they've misjudged the material.

Unless PTA moves unrecognizably far from the source material, this is going to be his weirdest movie yet.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #391 on: February 26, 2014, 06:02:03 AM »
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December is a big month for movies because it's the last time of the year you can qualify for those awards. I agree, it's stupid how much they whore out for the oscars,  but with the limited box office PTA's films bring in, the oscar attention is the best thing they have going for them to get people watching ( who aren't us ). This will be nominated, with Paul's films it's become a given,  but I'm so sick of those dumb gold statues and I wish they would die.
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #392 on: February 26, 2014, 07:04:15 AM »
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Agreed. Jeez Louise, you don't you just make it a 2015 film, ya bastards.
Still happy that there's something that's confirmed

Yeah, it may be his most bizarre yet but it should pick up a nom or three (cinem, costumes, hairs, maybe J Grizz's first and maybe best Joaquin). But hell, we've only seen like 2 non-official photos.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #393 on: February 27, 2014, 10:41:52 AM »
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"Self Portrait" is so, so good, if anyone has still yet to listen to it. These tracks definitely give off a PTA/Inherent Vice vibe.

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How long do you think Inherent Vice will be?
« Reply #394 on: March 06, 2014, 04:28:44 PM »
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Do you think it will be closer to PDL or Magnolia in terms of length? I'm personally hoping for something around the 150 mins mark. I've started reading the book and I'm only about a third through. Seems like a lot of content and I would not want PTA to skim over a lot of it, so the longer the better! :D

How long do you guys think it will be in terms of running time?

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Re: How long do you think Inherent Vice will be?
« Reply #395 on: March 06, 2014, 04:36:12 PM »
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Do you think it will be closer to PDL or Magnolia in terms of length? I'm personally hoping for something around the 150 mins mark. I've started reading the book and I'm only about a third through. Seems like a lot of content and I would not want PTA to skim over a lot of it, so the longer the better! :D

How long do you guys think it will be in terms of running time?

I would be amazed if we ever see another PTA film as short as PDL or as long as Magnolia. His wheelhouse seems to be right around 2 1/2 hours, give or take 15 minutes.

That said, I haven't read a word of the book, so it might be a story that demands a five-hour adaptation for all I know.


EDIT: Merged into main IV thread.
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #396 on: March 06, 2014, 05:38:53 PM »
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Hard to say, depends how much Paulo wants to keep. It would be incredible if this was his most streamlined movie considering the content of the book. 130-160 makes sense. Half-hour difference but yeah, depends how faithful he is to the story.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #397 on: March 06, 2014, 10:47:05 PM »
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Hope he goes balls deep like Scorsese and makes it 3 hours

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #398 on: March 07, 2014, 01:33:31 AM »
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #399 on: March 07, 2014, 01:57:18 PM »
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I hope it's a short film.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #400 on: March 08, 2014, 03:09:56 PM »
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I wonder if he will completely follow the films narrative or whether he'll just use the premise of Inherent Vice as the basis of his version of the story. Or if it will remain very similar until the ending. I kind of hope he changes the narrative a bit, although keeps much of the stuff the same. 

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #401 on: March 10, 2014, 12:06:48 AM »
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One of the main departures from all of his previous films will be in how he treats the Pynchon maximalist clusterfuck of real-world references/locations/brands/media/politics/science there is in it. His previous films always tended to treat the world outside of itself as very abstract. I'm wondering how close he'll stay to the material in this sense. Reminds me a bit of how in Lebowski where for example you'd see an In-N-Out in the back (which also is rare for the Coen's to do), but x1000000.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #402 on: March 15, 2014, 04:39:22 PM »
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http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/mar/13/josh-brolin-labor-day-interview-heroin

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These days, it seems, he is clean and straight and enjoying his life. Brolin recently completed work on Inherent Vice, a black comedy from director Paul Thomas Anderson, who made Magnolia and The Master. It's a film that reunites him with Del Toro, his onetime rival from the Hollywood dunce class. "Yeah, well," he says, with a wolfish grin. "We did a lot of bad acting on this movie as well."


Also I mirrored a photograph I found on instagram so you can just barely make out the first page of the script


Those who've read the book can see he's taking a lot of the dialogue and descriptions verbatim from the first page of the book. It also has slow rising boner on the first page which is not in the book so we know this page at least is even more Pynchonian than the book.

Another really interesting thing I discovered when I recently found the set photos was that Guaqueen is reading from or holding the book in a lot of the pictures, and the book...


...gets progressively more tattered...



...as the shoot progresses





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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #403 on: March 16, 2014, 09:05:26 AM »
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Did anyone figure out what that first page says?   Aside from the part about Doc covering up his "slow rising BONER". (lolz)
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #404 on: March 16, 2014, 02:53:45 PM »
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Has anyone considered the possibility of voice over narration? I mean I doubt he'd use it but how do you film Pynchon without the words - much of which would have to be lost without narration? I can just make out from the photo the line from the first page of the book where it decribes Shasta as (and I'm paraphrasing) "showing up looking just like she always swore she'd never look" or something along those lines. It just sounds like something a narrator would say. It is a detective story after all. And he used some in Magnolia. Something to ponder. Either way, this movie is going to be fucking wacky.

 

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