Things get a bit dicey amongst the panel during a discussion of The End of the Tour. The 2015 film stars Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg as David Foster Wallace and David Lipspy respectively and concerns the final days of the Infinite Jest book tour (1996), during which Lipspy (writing for Rolling Stone Magazine) records interviews with Wallace for a piece that never materialized. The tapes later served as a basis for Lipspy’s 2010 book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, from which the film was adapted.
It should be noted that Patrick arrived with some “baggage” for this episode. No one was harmed in the recording of this podcast, though some sensibilities may have been offended.
Show Notes & Links
- The End of the Tour (2015 film) – James Ponsoldt
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky
- Inherent Vice (2014 film) – Paul Thomas Anderson
- Alanis Morisette
- The Sot Weed Factor by John Barth
- Capote (2005 film) – Bennett Miller
- Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015 film) – Brett Morgen
- Jonathan Franzen
- David Foster Wallace uncut German television interview (2003)
- David Foster Wallace – Charlie Rose Interview (1997)
- David Foster Wallace – “This is Water” – commencement speech (2005)