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ANDERSON: Well, when you have a book as your Bible that you're going back to, that's the work constantly underlining it, constantly looking at different things Pynchon has written here and there.
And you hope to kind of catch a line that will really kind of reverberate. There was a line about Bigfoot's air of possessed melancholy, which, that says it all, you know? That, kind of, can instantly do away with any, you know, sort of unnecessary actor-director dialogue that you have between yourself. You just take a line like that and you go that's something to play. Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen OK.
Well, so far we have murder and kidnapping. We can work in pirates if it would make you more comfortable.
Either way, it's high-profile. Yeah, but, given your history of harassment with my client, this will never make it to trial.
Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen No, I think we could probably take this all the way to trial. But with our luck, you know, the jury pool will be 99 percent hippie.
Was it difficult getting the rights? It was represented by an agent.
The request was accepted and it was all very straightforward. That's not to say that it wasn't lost on me that we were the first people to do this - to adapt a Pynchon novel. So I can - I took that as a vote of confidence in our direction. How did you approach that?
I transcribed the dialogue. You know, write it out like a script. Doc says this. Shasta says this.
Doc says this and on and on and on. And there were multiple times when I thought, why don't I just call the publisher and get a PDF and cut and paste this on the computer?
But there was something about typing it out again that made me - it made be get to know the book, you know, really deeply. It was funny just how simple it all started to seem at a certain point, you know, because people talk about this movie is going to be convoluted and complicated, and there's all that. But that's all just sort of window dressing to keep it entertaining and fun. Because, underneath it, the points do connect, and they're actually not that complicated. RATH: Laughter Funnily enough.
Did you have any contact with him? Did you work with him at all - talk to him - as you were bringing this together? You know, I mean, maybe.
But maybe I don't know. You know, it's like there's famous stories Traven was another writer who nobody knew who he was and nobody had seen him. And the rumor goes that, like, you know, down in Mexico John Houston would get pages mysteriously slipped under his door by, you know - by who? Maybe from B. You know, or that they'd be shooting on some street in Mexico and they'd look over and see some mysterious man in a hat and sunglasses watching from a distance. Was that B.
Built on the bricks of noir, feeling like a furthering of the style that galvanized the mysteries in The Crying of Lot 49 , Pynchon delivers a fun labyrinth of secrets and conspiracy peopled with a wide cast of characters for the reader to navigate, hoping for a redemptive exit that might shine some light on the mystery therein.
Through this labyrinth we follow Larry "Doc" Sportello, who is the perfect embodiment of the noir PI hero: a good man not without his share of flaws that must walk down the mean streets of a crime world far larger than he could imagine, beset on all sides by evil and corruption. I have seldom had as much enjoyment from a novel as I did with Inherent Vice.
As in Gravity's Rainbow , Pynchon uses real-life events, such as the NBA playoffs between the Lakers and the Knicks to pin his stories to a life-like calendar. While it is often emphasized how fluidly and comfortably Pynchon moves in the noir style, it seems more necessary to note that he shows dexterity in a variety of styles and fully embraces a genre that held important elements to many of his novels and the mysteries and conspiracies that danced within them.
Like the photos of the early kidnapping that Doc examines, the closer you look, the more the image blurs. Every time it appears he has reached the top of the mysteries food-chain, it is discovered there is still a larger mouth higher up.
It is the beast that preys upon the weak, and uses our weaknesses and good-naturedness against us in order to control us. It is the player of the chessboard of life that we are only vaguely aware in fleeting, paranoid glimpses that we are an unwitting part. While the plot may seem overly coincidental and contrived, this is the exact point and functions as a flawless metaphor of capitalist conspiracy, and helps instill paranoia and confusion into the reader much as it does for Doc. Can he trust his hippie-bashing LAPD contact, or is he just pointing Doc in the right direction to take the bullets for him?