Screen Junkies » inherent vice http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:21:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Guess How Long This Dolly Track Is For P.T. Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’. GUESS! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guess-how-long-this-dolly-track-is-for-p-t-andersons-inherent-vice-guess/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guess-how-long-this-dolly-track-is-for-p-t-andersons-inherent-vice-guess/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:44:53 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256557 Also, we will explain what a dolly track is, and the length of this one is newsworthy.

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If #dollytrack doesn’t start trending on Twitter by this afternoon, I’m starting my weekend early, and I might not ever return to work.

Fans of P.T. Anderson, or his films, might know that one of his signatures is putting a very long continuous tracking shot (often on steadicam) in his films. In Boogie Nights, it was the journey through the pool party, in Magnolia we went through the TV studio. The latter show was said to take quite a toll on the steadicam operator who had to crab-walk with a seventy-pound rig attached to him for minutes on end, over and over again.

We don’t know what we’re in for with Anderson’s take on Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, but we know that it will require a dolly track as long as one and a half football fields. 470 feet. To give you a sense of scale, that’s over 469 rulers laid end-to-end. LINEARLY.

The looooooong track looks like this (run through an Instagram filter, because people are assholes these days):

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Robert Downey Jr. Interested In ‘Inherent Vice’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-downey-jr-interested-in-inherent-vice/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-downey-jr-interested-in-inherent-vice/#comments Sun, 20 Feb 2011 05:13:47 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=28939 Robert Downey Jr. is a man who appreciates the finer and more literate things in life. And apparently he finally finished reading 'Inherent Vice'.

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Robert Downey Jr. is a man who appreciates the finer and more literate things in life. And apparently he finally finished reading Inherent Vice, the novel by Thomas Pynchon about:

“Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a private eye based in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. He’s a believer in the psychedelic free-love era, and his case involves an ex-girlfriend, her real estate billionaire boyfriend and a kidnapping.”

Hmm…Robert Downey Jr as a hippie detective sounds pretty promising. He’s no stranger to playing oddball detectives either, after his work in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Singing Detective. The movie is set to be directed be Paul Thomas Anderson, and it’s one of the two projects being funded by his super-cool (and super-rich) benefactor, the other one being his Scientology dart-throw The Master. We’ll see if RDJ is unconcerned enough about his thetan levels to work with Anderson. (via Deadline)

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Billionaire Heiress Is Cool, Finances P.T. Anderson Scientology Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/billionaire-heiress-is-cool-for-once-finances-p-t-anderson-scientology-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/billionaire-heiress-is-cool-for-once-finances-p-t-anderson-scientology-movie/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 05:07:16 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26329 It's nice to hear about one heiress who's doing something legitimately un-heiress-like.

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Billionaire heiresses. When they’re not spending daddy’s money on blinged-out diamond collars for their tiny mutant dogs, they’re recording sex tapes and becoming national heroes. That’s why it’s nice to hear about one heiress who’s doing something legitimately cool. Of course, I know next to nothing about 25-year-old Megan Ellison, billionaire daughter of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. She might be recording a sex tape as we speak. However, we know she’s at least actively trying to make good contributions to the movie world by financing two projects from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood).

Ellison, a listed producer on True Grit, is giving Anderson several sacks of money to help make:

The Master, which is about the formation of a Scientology-eque religicult, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is interested in a lead role. Paramount ultimately passed on the movie last year, but now it looks like the project’s thetans are aligning once more.

Inherent Vice, based on a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pinchon, is a psychedelic, late-60′s detective story. Anderson is part-way through the script, and Robert Downey Jr. is interested in a lead role. Of course he is. If your movie doesn’t star Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp or James Franco, you’re obviously doing something wrong.

Armed with a gigantic novelty check from Oracle, hopefully Anderson can now make these cool-sounding movies. I’m glad that Ellison wants to produce good movies, rather than star in abominable ones, like some heiresses. (/Film)

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P.T. Anderson Eyeing Pynchon Novel for Next Project http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/p-t-anderson-eyeing-pynchon-novel-for-next-project/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/p-t-anderson-eyeing-pynchon-novel-for-next-project/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 18:44:35 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=10743 What do you get when the world's most reclusive author and a notoriously paranoid Hollywood filmmaking sensation meet somewhere in the smoke-filled depths of creative abstraction and start comparing notes? Presumably, you get a pretty damn good movie.

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What do you get when the world’s most reclusive author and a notoriously paranoid Hollywood filmmaking sensation meet somewhere in the smoke-filled depths of creative abstraction and start comparing notes? Presumably, you get a pretty damn good movie. Sources have confirmed that writer/director P.T. Anderson is looking to adapt author Thomas Pynchon’s somewhat-praised 2009 novel, Inherent Vice, for the big screen. The book, which follows Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pot-smoking private detective, on his trip through the mixed-up culture-collision of late-60s Los Angeles, is the latest offering from Pynchon, who hasn’t made a public appearance in several decades.

Though no one can say how far Anderson has taken the project, sources close to the director state that he has already written a treatment and may now be working on a script for the adaptation. Additionally, another source has said that Creative Artists, Anderson’s agency, is considering Robert Downey Jr. for the role of Sportello. Downey’s involvement, however, has not been confirmed.

News of Anderson’s latest project comes just a short time after his plan to make a film based on the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard “fell through” in September. More likely, Scientologists harassed Anderson until he had no choice but to abandon the project. And now he’s on to a project about paranoia? Seems a little convenient, doesn’t it…XENU?! (Vulture)

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