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Inherent Vice

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INHERENT VICE, in theaters December 2014.

“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say.

It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.

The film stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line”), Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” “No Country For Old Men”) and Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tennenbaums,” “Midnight in Paris”); Katherine Waterston (“Michael Clayton,” “Boardwalk Empire”); Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) and Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic”); Martin Short (“Frankenweenie”); Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games” series); and musician Joanna Newsom.

Oscar nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood,” “The Master”) directed “Inherent Vice” from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Anderson also produced the film, together with Oscar-nominated producers JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi (“There Will Be Blood”). Scott Rudin and Adam Somner served as executive producers.

Anderson’s behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood”), production designer David Crank (“The Master”), Oscar-nominated editor Leslie Jones (“The Thin Red Line”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (“The Artist”). The music is by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with IAC Films, a JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company production, “Inherent Vice.” Opening in limited release on December 12, 2014 and expanding on January 9, 2015, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

“Inherent Vice” has been rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence.

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Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 (Hybrid!)

From Classic Driver: Lamborghini has just unveiled its first plug-in hybrid car at the Paris Motor Show, but this is no radical hypercar. Designed as a ‘technology demonstrator’ for now, the Asterion LPI 910-4 is reminiscent of the Estoque concept, which also debuted at Paris back in 2008… Source: Classic Driver Lamborghini is best known…Read More

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World’s Largest Balloon Festival: Time-Lapse

Every October, Albuquerque is invaded by hundreds of hot-air balloons for the International Balloon Fiesta. They launch into the sky at all hours of the day—some even take flight before sunrise—creating a sight unlike anything else on the planet. This short time-lapse, produced by Roadtrippers, is a vibrant introduction to the nine-day event.

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Driven: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo, which left the United States market two decades ago, makes a powerful return with its light, lithe 4C sports car. A 237-horsepower 1.8-liter (no, that is not a misprint) direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, paired with a twin-clutch transmission, that turns this carbon-fiber two-seater into a rocket because the whole thing, in European trim…Read More

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Jupiter Ascending

The Brand New Official Trailer for Jupiter – In UK Cinemas February 6 2015 Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix). Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great…Read More

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Audio-Psychology: Why We Listen to Songs on Repeat

One of my favorite Sci-Fi books from my teen years was Alfred Bester’s 1953 novel, The Demolished Man. (It was the first Hugo Award winner). In Bester’s vision of the Future, telepathy is common, and the main character uses earworms — Pop tunes specifically developed to be an addictive, catchy, irritating nuisance to block out…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Psychology, Weekend

1966 Jaguar E-type 4.2 Litre FHC series 1

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Source: Classic Driver

This little beauty is for sale:  Chassis number 1E32930 – matching numbers and factory original colours. Colour black with a black leather interior.

This stunning Jaguar E-type was sold new in Santa Barbara, California, USA. In the year 1995 the automobile was imported to the Netherlands. The then owner (board member of the Dutch Jaguar Club) enjoyed the very good car for five years before the decision was made to start a full ‘body off’ restoration to the highest possible level of perfection. The restoration was carried out by the best professionals in their field of specialism. The restoration took twelve years and 5612 hours to be completed.

Called by the auctioneer “by far the most beautifully restored Jaguar E-type we ever saw” expected prices for this will be in the 100s of 1000s of dollars. The automobile was featured in the Dutch version of Octane Magazine, December 2013.

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Abbey Road Turns 45

Billboard has published a track by track review of all of the songs on Abbey Road. They set the table as to what was going after the frenzy of the prior decade led to the band imploding: “On Sept. 26, 1969, 45 years ago today, the Beatles‘ Abbey Road entered the world and closed the…Read More

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1949 Bristol 402

I see lots of future cars deriving their design ethos from the design cures and lines of the Bristol: Note the BMW like kidney grill, Bentley like headlight configuration, Porsche Speedster rear:

 

From Classic Driver:

In 1949 Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger were two of the worlds biggest film stars. So close were the British couple (who married a year later in America in a ceremony organised by Howard Hughes) that they happily decided to buy identical cars. They chose a pair of Bristol 402 Convertibles, bought from surrey car dealer (and later owner of Bristol) Tony Crook, with Number plates NPF1 and NPF2. Only 24 convertible 402′s were built, and fewer than half remain today. The splendid example we have for sale is Jean Simmons personal car which she drove in England until she left for an even more high-profile in Hollywood.

 

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