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December 17, 2014

by Chris Mello Film

Inherent Vice | Paul Thomas Anderson

December 17, 2014

Many consider Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel Inherent Vice to be a minor work; the New York Times’ review dubbed it “Pynchon Lite.” Choosing a seriocomic yarn about a perpetually weed-affected private dick as the source material for his seventh feature might have seemed like similarly trivial territory for Paul Thomas Anderson after There Will Be Blood and The Master, two grim films about corrupt, powerful men. But “minor” ultimately means little with these artistic giants in their respective fields.…

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