Rather than write about all the cool Inherent Vice related things out there on a day by day basis, I’d figure I’d round up a few gems, and leave the writing to the professionals below.
ACE HOTEL: INHERENT VICE INSTALLATIONS
Really creative integrated marketing happening at the Ace Hotels in NYC, DTLA, and London. Ace LA is featuring Contemporary Psychedelic Art inspired by the film. Art by the likes of Travis Millard (illustration above), John Van Hamersveld, The Haas Brothers, Steven Harrington, Alia Penner, Travis Millard, Lili Lakich and Dustin Stanton.
WTF WITH MARC MARON: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
Per usual, Maron comes prepared with the just right recipe of research, insight, and wonderment and Paul Thomas Anderson abides.
GRANTLAND: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON WEEK
The editors of Grantland out did themselves here. A real treasure trove of PTA related discussion. I am still sifting my way through all of it. Highlights include There Will Be Pod: A Conversation about Paul Thomas Anderson Films featuring Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey talk to Chuck Klosterman, Molly Lambert, and Alex Pappademas, and The Valley Plays Itself by Molly Lambert.
INHERENT VICE: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Paul Thomas Anderson teams up with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood to score the film. His hazy mix of chamber noir, surf-jazz, and Joanna Newsom narration do a great job of channeling the juxtaposition of Doc Sportello elevated state of mind amidst the dark underbelly of the Los Angeles organized crime scene. I’m loving the reworked version of the unreleased Radiohead track “Spooks,” the Minnie Riperton selection is fantastic, and one can rarely go wrong with Can’s “Vitamin C.”