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Reply #300 on: July 02, 2013, 03:27:43 PM
Jonah From 'Veep' Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'
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While we've had our issues with "Veep" there is no denying that the show features an unbelievable murderer's row of comic talent, and probably the hardest job falls to Timothy Simons. He plays the monstrously tall Jonah, the White House aide who is often the target of Armando Ianucci's deadly one liner insults, while also being saddled with playing awkward, unlikeable and yet sympathetic all at once. But it seems he's found a fan in Paul Thomas Anderson.

Simons has joined the continually growing cast of "Inherent Vice." The movie, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, is a 1970s set story set in Los Angeles, that follows the inept, pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl, who also happens to be one of his ex-girlfriends. No word yet on Simons' role, but he adds to a couple of folks who have joined in recent weeks including Peter McRobbie (as loan shark Adrian Prussia) and Sasha Pieterse (as runaway Japonica Fenway).

The trio add to the sprawling ensemble that includes Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Kevin J. O'Connor, Katherine Waterston and Sean Penn (possibly maybe). Shooting is now underway.
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Reply #301 on: July 02, 2013, 04:07:17 PM
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Reply #302 on: July 02, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
Worlds are colliding! In a good way.

While we've had our issues with "Veep"...

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Reply #303 on: July 07, 2013, 09:18:17 PM
More names added to cast......


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Reply #304 on: July 09, 2013, 07:21:32 AM
Woah, this is the first ever role for the dude playing Denis.


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Reply #305 on: July 09, 2013, 10:19:49 AM
yep, there's something going on with this casting situation.

PTA is doing something he's never done before.. he's working with a LOT of new people. and maya! i feel an analysis coming on..

basically what we can surmise is it will probably be a return to ensemble. this is significant. otherwise why have so many casting announcements? it would be a waste. i don't think any of his other films had this much of the pre release buzz generated by every single person who got a role in the film. we still don't know how significant these no-name actors roles will be, but there's enough actual name people that he will have to give them at least a scene to make it worth their while. how long have they been shooting now? it feels like every day they add a new actor to the film.

that may be the only relation this has to boogie nights, having such a big cast set in a fun loving era. i think a more interesting comparison can be made to PDL. that being his only other film aimed for the general "comedy" genre, which this most certainly will be. it will have to have some correlation to The Master cos JP is in it, but what is his BABY MOMA doing there? i'd be interested to see what role she's playing. the only other time she has appeared in his films was as the blurry red figure in the background of the supermarket in PDL.

the other PDL like thing i will go on a limb to say is Joaquin is wearing Barry's blue suit under his own perma-jacket:

Barry Egan was known for taking special notice of the small details, so while he may not have been a detective he definitely had some of the skills required. in the way that Maya was in the background and out of focus in PDL and here her presence is inverted, she's suddenly in focus, a similar inversion might be made with Joaquin playing a detective who does NOT notice the finer details, also the fact he is in a drugged up haze will add to the blurry effect which is the antithesis of Barry's clear sober vision (except when he got mad! ...does larry ever get mad?).

i've always felt there was a connection between private eyes and comedians. barry to larry (woah) might not be such a strange transition. i've also never really been able to satisfactorily explain the connection between comedians and detectives but believe me it is strong. i think about Conan's shortlived sitcom that he made with Adam West, i think of my friends uncle who was both a comedian and a detective, i think about the fact that bachelors make the best comedians (it's basically a requirement) and also the best detectives.

that's all for now.

PS. i'm gonna read the book. if Larry doesn't have a girlfriend or significant love interest then this is going to be just awesome, and another Barry inversion. i feel like PTA has explored love so much in all his films that with The Master it basically imploded/exploded into a million pieces at the end. the sandwoman is the embodiment of a million little pieces that can never be held together permanently. that may be what we're seeing here, with the myriad cast members, he wants to spread the love, those grains of sand are now actual people. he's had so many tortured characters who want to connect, in Boogie Nights the love connection was real and external, but ultimately artificial and drove them all to internal angst, the love corrupted and then little pieces reformed at the film's conclusion as part of their shattered and tattered foster family. Here in the 60s we have a climate of free love, where the world is a real life porn set.. the love was real for that moment, maybe, but it could only be real for a suspended moment in time and in a suspended moment in space between people. so bring in someone who can tie all those moments together!
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Reply #306 on: July 10, 2013, 08:46:29 PM
I am reading the book and the character of Sancho the lawyer strikes me as a youngin' I saw someone like the kid from The Master( master's son in law playing the part)  anyway its funny because it will be like fear and loathing, a lawyer with a yerba habit 

I just saw a movie called Darker Than Amber starring Rod Taylor and William Smith and man if we could go back to the 70s and do a casting for this movie, William Smith would be the perfect Bigfoot, especially in Darker than Amber considering his hair was dyed blonde.

Pynchon nods the author of Darker than Amber within Inherent Vice. One of those books needs to be made into a movie!

I didnt know maya was the blurred figure in PDL,cool.

Do we know who is playing Wolfmann? Cookie and Lourdes? Joaquin( there is a character called Joaquin the book)
Owen Wilson as Coy interesting....he went there kinda in Teneabums

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Reply #309 on: July 18, 2013, 09:07:21 AM
^ is that Dirk Diggler on the left?


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Reply #310 on: July 23, 2013, 02:36:38 PM
Yesterday when I was heading to the laundry mat I saw a sticker on this guys busted up back truck window that said, "my other car is a pychon novel."
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Reply #311 on: July 23, 2013, 02:57:24 PM
I don't get it.
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Reply #313 on: July 23, 2013, 10:29:19 PM
I don't get it. 

However, I do get the lazy ass Calvin & Hobbes reference.


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Reply #314 on: July 23, 2013, 10:35:41 PM
i get it. it was good

do you explain the explanation? idk
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