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A Film About David Foster Wallace Is Coming

I’m quite intrigued by this.

A film about David Foster Wallace is on the way, and will release in theaters on July 31. The movie stars Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky.

It’s based on Lipsky’s 2010 book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, which followed Lipsky and DFW on a five-day road trip right after Infinite Jest blew up and became a huge success. 

The film has generated slight controversy because it hasn’t been endorsed by DFW’s Literary Estate. They’ve said Wallace would never had agreed to being portrayed in film. However, early critical reviews have been positive, with it currently scoring a 94% over at Rotten Tomatoes. It was also positively received at the Sundance Festival in January.

I’m excited about this film, and I’ll definitely be seeing it.

Here’s the official trailer.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on kaytech.

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    June 2, 2015
  2. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    June 2, 2015
  3. I dunno. I can’t help the feeling this will be terrible. I guess I need to stop thinking “Muppets” when I see Jason Segel.

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    June 2, 2015
    • Yeah, I know. Seems to do pretty well in the trailer.

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      June 2, 2015
  4. Somebody recently showed me the trailer. Now I have to see it.

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    June 2, 2015
  5. Jason’s Five Year Engagement tells he can pull it quite well.

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    June 3, 2015
  6. Jess #

    I’d see it simply because it’s about DFW, regardless of how well it’s received (although I’m glad to know it’s highly reviewed). I mean, how can you not?

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    June 3, 2015
  7. Reblogged this on http://kmbl.cckrll.wordpress.com.

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    June 4, 2015
  8. An intensely intelligent observer whose personal anguish just breaks your heart. A formidable task to show that on the screen.

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    June 24, 2015

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