Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Inherent Vice Bluray Set For April 28th Release

Hey there. We're a couple days late to this, but some slight radio silence has been required  and will continue in the next couple days/week as we undergo some technical maintenance.

Good news is, you can now preorder the DVD-bluray combo pack of Inherent Vice on Amazon before it is released to the buying public on April 28th.

If you have already purchased the film on iTunes, some special features should have popped up for you, including a deleted scene montage and a few unreleased trailers! We assume these are the special features that will be included on the blu ray.

And how about that cover art, for pete's sake...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Inherent Vice" Screenplay Now Available For Download

As some of our more sleuthing readers might know, the script for Inherent Vice became quietly available to read through an (awesome, free) iPhone app called Weekend Read a couple weeks ago, but for the life of us, we could find it absolutely nowhere else online. We didn't want to post about it until we could deliver the real thing, and today Warner Bros. has remedied the situation.

Download/read/do-with-as-you-wish a .pdf of the Inherent Vice screenplay right here.

(Thanks SuperGnodab!)

NOTE: While the title page refers to this as the "final shooting script", the draft available for download is almost certainly a "for your consideration" draft - a version of the script which is prepared by the studio after the movie is completed to submit for awards consideration. FYC scripts are generally cut-and-pasted together from various revisions and cleaned up to match the finished film as much as possible. While we can be confident PTA wrote these pages, we can also be confident they were shifted around and reorganized to more or less replicate what is seen in the final cut of the movie. This would also explain why the title page is dated for after the production had already wrapped. More info about different kinds of scripts can be heard deep-ish into this episode of the Scriptnotes podcast.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Vice" Now Available For Digital Purchase; New Interviews & More

Hello friends! Feels like it's been a minute.

If you are getting impatient waiting for the blu ray release details of Inherent Vice to arrive, you can bide some time by purchasing a digital copy of the film on all major platforms today. That includes Amazon Instant, Vudu, Sony Entertainment Network, Verizon FiOS, Xbox Video, Google Play, xfinity, and, of course, iTunes.

So what else is new? Well, for starters, we've amassed a bunch of interviews from PTA's international press tour for Vice.

- First off, from Interview Magazine:

- Then a small Q&A with PTA, Joanne Sellar, and (a suitably coy) Joaquin Phoenix in France:

- Then, PTA in Italy (untranslated, but still followable):

- In Digital Spy, PTA recounts his favorite films of all time, including fondness for William Peter Blatty's cult classic The Ninth Configuration. (spoiler: #1 remains Sierra Madre.)

- Dazed ran a brief interview with PTA last month, but it explores something we've personally found of great interest in the past few years: his fascination with the sea in his last three films. Definitely worth reading.

- PTA speaks with Little White Lies about drugs, Pynchon, and the importance of commercial success.

- And finally: PTA talks Vice, career, and early professional paranoia in The Irish Times.

On Sunday, we will find out if Paul Thomas Anderson will be finally acknowledged or passed over once a-fucking-gain for his screenwriting talents at the 87th annual Academy Awards. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Let's see, let's see... was there something else we were forgetting? Oh right... these...

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Images of PTA shooting some vague mysterious-ish project in India were posted on Instagram within the past couple weeks. Elsewhere in that account are images of Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich also in India, so we're guessing it's some kind of performance documentary piece. Pretty cool, right?

Good to be back, folks. Missed ya.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

'Inherent Vice' Nominated For Two Academy Awards

It's that time of year again. The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards have been announced, and mostly Inherent Vice was sorely neglected. The good news: Mark Bridges received a nomination for Best Costume Design and Paul Thomas Anderson was nominated for his groundbreaking Adapted Screenplay of the Thomas Pynchon novel.

We would've liked to have seen some of the stellar performances acknowledged, and/or Robert Elswit's career-best cinematography, but what are you gonna do. The awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 22nd, and we'll see if Vice can't pick up those two golden statues.

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

WATCH: PTA Talks "Vice" With Vice

On the eve of Inherent Vice's nation-wide theatrical release, a few new promotional materials have dropped. And they're all good. Above is a 20-minute interview PTA did with Vice (the magazine) about Vice (the movie).

Vice also has an exclusive Vice trailer themed for Shasta's character.

Last but not least, you guessed it... the final installment has arrived. Character Poster/Trailer #9:

IV (wide release): Tomorrow

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Monday, January 05, 2015

LISTEN: 2-Hour Interview With PTA On WTF With Marc Maron

Marc Maron's nearly two-hour interview with Paul Thomas Anderson is now available to stream and/or download here. We'll spend less time writing, so you can spend less time reading and more time listening. Go for it.

IV (wide release): 4 days

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Friday, January 02, 2015

PTA to do Marc Maron podcast; Rudy Blatnoyd Poster/Trailer Arrives

After some speculation, and a fair amount of prodding on Marc Maron's part, Paul Thomas Anderson will indeed be joining Maron's WTF podcast, with the interview set to drop this coming Monday. If you aren't already a regular listener of the show, the episode will be free to download off of iTunes at that point. Maron's interviews are always, if nothing else, very long and very candid. So the talk should not be missed.

Oh. And then this. These babies seem to be dropping fast and furious lately... 


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New TV Spots, Character Poster For "Vice" Arrive; PTA Talks With The Guardian; More

It's New Years Eve so we'll keep this roundup short and sweet for you all:

A couple delicious new TV spots for Inherent Vice have been made available on YouTube.

Up next, Katherine Waterston stopped by QTV for a 20-minute interview on Vice, and was radiant and charming as always. Watch!

PTA sat down and talked with Mark Kermode for an interview in The Guardian and gave some really interesting insights into the making of Inherent Vice. Here are some highlights:
[Composer Jonny] Greenwood proved a key collaborator on Inherent Vice, despite Anderson originally telling him that “I won’t need that much music – which of course equals ‘I’m going to need a lot of music’. When Jonny first read the script there was all the stuff in there from the book about the Arpanet, which was like the original internet computer. So he started out doing some more electronic stuff, as if these sounds were coming out of the computer. But then these other ideas started to present themselves – orchestral ideas. It’s now getting to the spot in my relationship with Jonny when I can maybe mention a thing or two but really just leave him to his own devices. He’s always the first viewer, too.”
PTA also retroactively defended his composer in his Oscar disqualification in 2007, saying "Oh, the fix was in, wasn’t it? They just couldn’t stand the idea of a guy in a rock band with moppy hair being that good, I suppose. But hey, no sour grapes.”

Relating the musical qualities of Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love to the musical qualities in his more recent work, PTA said the following:
“Well,” he says, “those movies you mention are musicals in the sense that the music is woven so strongly inside them. I think that’s probably true of There Will Be Blood too. But starting with The Master, I was working on things that had a little more dialogue. You know, there’s music in there, but the film isn’t structured like a musical. This was more a matter of just driving to the set each day and listening to some stuff Jonny had sent me, or listening to Can, or Neil Young [both feature on the soundtrack] over and over. That’s what we were trying to do – to make a movie that felt like a Neil Young song, that has that sweet sadness to it.”
On the subject of finding the looks for each character, PTA reiterated that Owen Wilson's Coy Harlingen borrowed a lot from late Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, and, awesomely, Zoot from The Muppets. His take on Doc Sportello was just as interesting:
"As for Doc, we really stole his look from Neil Young circa 1970, with the mutton chops. Some of the wardrobes on Doc are a straight rip of him. I don’t think you can make a movie about this period and this culture without looking directly at him.”
You can read the entire interview, which is great, here.

- Finally, Character Poster/Trailer #5 Arrives: