“Inherent Vice”: Fan-Created Art

“Inherent Vice,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie based on the Pynchon novel, won’t be shown until one of the early-autumn film festivals, but it’s already inspiring all kinds of fan adulation online. Latest example: this poster created by Alex Fellows, inspired by the book’s plot. Michiko Kakucrazy said: ‘It’s a simple shaggy-dog detective story that pits likable dopers against the Los Angeles Police Department and its ‘countersubversive’ agents, a novel in which paranoia is less a political or metaphysical state than a byproduct of smoking too much weed.’

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