David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
Opening on Sep 25, The Brief Interviews with Hideous Men movie poster premiered at the NYMag Vulture site last week. It's far from original, but I'm kind of glad it sticks with the familiar book cover theme.
If you haven't seen the trailer yet you can watch it over at www.apple.com movie trailers.
Neil Miller over at Film School Rejects discusses the upcoming release and writes:
the source material — a favorite book of mine — is on par with Watchmen in its level of difficulty for adaptation.
Neil's review of the Sundance screening was one of the most positive in a field of very mixed reactions.
Maria Bustillos had a guest piece up at Infinite Summer last week, The Wonder of wallace-l , and it is a beauty. In addition, I must mention that her book, Dorkismo: the Macho of the Dork, is pure gold. Don't just grab it for the DFW chapter (good as it is) but for the celebration of everything that is dork.
(Hi Maria, sorry it has taken me so long to post a link to your great book!)
The other recent Infinite Summer guest was good 'ol me. In Search of Firm Ground, is a late night, planned but mostly re-worked/written at the last minute reflection on my experience of reading the final 200 pages of Infinite Jest. Big thanks to those with the kind words over there.
Sorry for the update downtime, a couple of these have been a long time coming...
Extended English video footage from the The German ZDF TV spot/interview that was kindly translated into English a few weeks back.
Long, bandwidth intensive, but totally worth it.
Edit: Before throwing too much credit my way, big thanks to Ulrich Blumenbach for making me aware of this in the first place, and to all the readers that also nudged me in its direction.
Public Radio producer Veronica Rueckert got in touch today to let me know about a new episode of the radio programme To The Best Of Our Knowledge, dedicated to DFW. In Veronica's words, it "includes several interviews with the author himself, his longtime editor and friend, Michael Pietsch, and sister, Amy Wallace-Havens (a beautiful, moving interview)."
Make sure you scroll all the way down the TTBOOK page linked above, there is an excellent collection of audio extras as well! I've just started downloading them. Looks like I have a long night ahead of me.
Edit: Here's a little synopsis of the whole show.
|The Broom of the System|
|Girl with Curious Hair|
|Supposedly Fun Thing|
|Everything and More|
|Consider the Lobster|
|This is Water|
|The Pale King|
|Both Flesh and Not|
|New to DFW?|
|Interviews and Audio|
|The B.I. Project|