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Thomas Pynchon: A Journey Into the Mind of P. (2002)

This documentary tries to unravel the various mysteries around the identity, life and work of the reclusive author.
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James Bone James Bone ... Journalist
Irwin Corey ... Comedian
Richard Lane Richard Lane ... Biographer
George Plimpton ... Critic
Jules Siegel Jules Siegel ... Schoolmate
Chrissie Wexler Chrissie Wexler ... Ex. girlfriend
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This documentary tries to unravel the various mysteries around the identity, life and work of the reclusive author.

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Real Fictions [Germany]

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Germany | Switzerland

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English

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2 May 2003 (UK) See more »

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Thomas Pynchon See more »

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Really A Journey
14 April 2002 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

Thomas Pynchon is a best - selling American author, who, very much unlike the vast majority his peers, has eschewed the lime light with almost fanatical determination for the past four decades. This very well made movie pieces together testimonies and evidence and investigates Pynchon's background and (speculative) motivations, not just for his persistent hiding, but especially for his writing. It left me with a lot of admiration for the person Thomas Pynchon, who is happy to have his books read and get on with his life, rather than cheapen himself on the media circuit. The sound track is aptly provided by "The Residents", an American underground band who for the past 30 years have only appeared masked on stage and whose members are unknown. Seems that Pynchon is in good company.


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