BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon - A Journey Into The Mind Of [P.]

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Thomas Pynchon - A Journey Into The Mind Of [P.]
Tyskland / Sveits / 2001 / 90 min
DIRECTOR:
Fosco Dubini & Donatello Dubini

On September 11th. 2001 while we were cutting the last pieces of this documentary, suddenly the terrible pictures from New York appeared on TV - the very city where Thomas Pynchon lives. His major work "Gravity's Rainbow" starts with V2-rockets bombing London in 1944 and ends after more than a thousand pages with the singel impact of a rocket in a movie theatre in Los Angeles. In this last moment, the spectators' eyes keep the last picture of the film... There won't be many authors, having described this atmosphere in such an analytical and visionary way. Thus not only the years 1944/45 in Germany and the sixties in the USA during the time of Vietnam War with it's upcoming underground culture, but also these days, can be called truly 'pynchonesque'. - Fosco & Donatello Dubini

Fosco Dubini & Donatello Dubini