In this episode we review Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Alan declares his love for California noir and I declare my love for Paul Thomas Anderson before we start debating how to pronounce Thomas Pynchon’s name. For some reason we end up talking about Pulp Fiction and Star Trek: The Next Generation. We also get in to some controversial listener email.
Episode 10 Notes
- Boogie Nights was released in the USA on October, 31 1997
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002) was partially inspired by the true story of a man who found a loophole in a frequent flier mile promotion… Snopes: Pudding on the Ritz
- Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood were both released in 2007
- I had no idea what Alan was talking about but you should probably watch this YouTube video: Joaquin Phoenix’s Forehead
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the original title of the first Harry Potter book when it was released in the UK but the exact reason for the name change is debatable
- We first discover that Captain Picard is a big fan of the Dixon Hill detective novels in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “The Big Goodbye”. Data faces some major challenges dealing with a hologram version of Moriarty in the “Elementary, Dear Data” episode.
- Benicio Del Toro plays the titular character in The Wolfman (2010)
- “Gravity’s Rainbow” is also the name of a song by Klaxons
- Cigarettes & Red Vines is the definitive Paul Thomas Anderson resource
- The Thrilla in Manila and The Rumble in the Jungle are two different fights
- Inherent Vice opens in select theaters December 12, 2014 and wide
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Inherent Vice Official Trailer