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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