Thomas Pynchon Adaptation Gets a Release Date

March 8, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 2

Paul Thomas Anderson’s cinematic adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice now has an official release date. That’s right. Starting December 12th, you’ll be able to catch Joaquin Phoenix starring as ‘60s stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello.

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  1. Exciting news. Inherent Vice looked to me pretty much adaptable for the screen. Although it is not the case with the sublime “Gravity’s Rainbow”, I would like to see some quirky episode from this book turned into a film or an animated cartoon. Pity Pynchon didn’t allow Laurie Anderson to make an opera of it.

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