Inherent Vice Trailer – PTA wins everything

When Paul Thomas Anderson speaks, the world listens. At least that’s the world I’d like to think we live in. For the film fanatic community this is a day to stop everything and stand to attention, for today brings the first trailer for PTA’s Inherent Vice.

Only 3 days ago I re-watched Punch Drunk Love, a film that for me represents the very best of PTA. It matches up drama, comedy, farce, absurdism and art in a way that hits every single perfect note a film can hit. Ditto with Magnolia (although that veers slightly more on the dramatic side).

Now after a couple of films that felt generally melancholic or perhaps meditative (There Will Be Blood and The Master), both of which I must add are masterworks, Anderson has returned to his light-hearted side. And it is glorious!

There are a few Big Lebowski-esque moments (this is a good thing) but also plenty of signature obscure Anderson gags – that scene with Josh Brolin asking for pancakes…genius – and the fact that this is due out in time for Christmas makes me smile big!

James is a movie obsessive with a particular love for scores and screenplays. He has written for numerous blogs, sites and cinemas and has been involved in several screenwriting projects. He can usually be found in front of a large plasma screen devouring Westerns, 80s pulp, Jimmy Stewart movies or anything by the Coens.

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