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Movie Fact #112 - December 7th, 2020


Paul Thomas Anderson had wanted to adapt Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice almost immediately after the novel had been published in 2009, particularly in 2010. He began work on a treatment and started on a script when his film The Master (Released in 2012) had been shelved indefinitely months prior. His process involved originally adapting the entire 384-page novel sentence by sentence which made it easier for him to cut down the script than the novel. He had written a first draft by February 2011 which didn't feature a narrator, unlike the final script when the character of Sortilège (Played by Joanna Newsom) was later turned into the voice of the narrator. The script was still being worked on at least into September 2012. The film eventually went into production in May of 2013. The rest was history. Stay tuned!

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