Tuesday August 4th, 2009

Tommy, Is That You?

This new trailer for Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice is pretty funny. What’s more, I think the voice-over might be done by Pynchon himself. Any chance? Listen for yourself and see. If you compare it to that Simpsons clip from years ago, it sounds like a possible match to me. (Allowing, of course, for the appropriately cartoony, higher pitch from the animated Pynchon.) Complicating things is the question of whether it was even Pynchon on the Simpsons. That could have been some kind of Pynchonian gag. And even if it wasn’t, maybe it was him, and the makers of this trailer simply hired someone and told them to try to sound like that, to mess with people. Conspiratorial recluses hurt my brain.