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Inherent Vice

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 30, 2014

I somehow didn’t know or forgot that PT Anderson was doing a movie based on Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. It turns out he totally is and here’s the first trailer:

That looks entirely goofy and good.

We Work Remotely

Bleeding Edge book trailer

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 04, 2013

The book trailer for Thomas Pynchon’s new novel is either brilliant or the dumbest thing ever.

Fun fact: the phrase “I don’t even” was invented to react to this video. (via @GreatDismal)

Pynchon’s next novel is about Silicon Alley

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 25, 2013

According to Penguin’s year-end financial report, Thomas Pynchon’s next novel will deal with “Silicon Alley between dotcom boom collapse and 9/11”. The title is Bleeding Edge.

Next for P.T. Anderson: Pynchon and Scientology

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 11, 2011

Speaking of Scientology, P.T. Anderson is working on two movies: 1) a film people are calling The Master about a religious movement similar to Scientology, and 2) an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice.

Last December, this blog was the first to report that Anderson had written a treatment of Pynchon’s seventh novel, and was considering doing a screenplay. Now insiders confirm to Vulture that Anderson has, in fact, obtained the blessing of Pynchon and — in frequent consultation with the eremite novelist himself — has not only written a first draft, but is more than halfway done with a second.