Originally Posted by mutabor
What I'm anticipating from The Inherent Vice ( director P.T. Anderson) is that there will be more depth in characters. It is a criminal story. But in comparison to for example American Hustle which did nothing to me and left me indifferent The Inherent Vice may have more nerve and weight in it.
This is my most anticipated film of the year (one of my favorite directors adapting a novel from my favorite author), and I watched the trailer for it roughly half a dozen times last night, haha. If it resembles the book at all (and I think it likely will), I doubt you'll be disappointed.
Edit: Also, it's worth noting that the novel itself isn't a straight crime story, or even a comedic crime story. At least, that's not all it is--there are also touches of surrealism and magical realism and satire--the sort of stuff that creeps into all of Pynchon's work. If the movie retains any of these elements, well then, that'll be just peachy. ^^
Edit #2: Actually, you might be disappointed if the movie additionally manages to carry over some of the more deliriously cartoonish settings, characters, and events, which, if I'm not mistaken, generally doesn't sit with you too well. It's just hard to tell how much of the book's tone will be present in the film judging solely on the trailer. I would expect the final product to fall more along the lines of The Big Lebowski than American Hustle, albeit it with a touch more gravitas than Lewbowski. Additionally, Pynchon is one of the foremost voices of American postmodern literature (even if Inherent Vice is one of his lightest works)--which again, I know generally doesn't sit with you. My personal excitement for the film might be getting the better of my judgement!
Edited by metalsonata - Today at 11:18 am