This ia a movie about writers, writers interviewing writers about the larger meanings and themes of their lives. So this was a natural fit for critical acclaim and raving reviews from the Literati.
“There’s gotta be some interplay between how difficult you make it for the reader and how seductive it is, so the reader’s willing to do it.”
-David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace wrote Infinite Jest, which I have not read. I did click over to the Amazon preview to get a sense of the style. It is very, very dense. It takes paragraphs to describe the most minor observation. This reminded me of Gravity’s Rainbow, which I also rejected as too dense to possibly be a pleasant experience. It’s not my thing.
There are two extreme styles, the minimalists and the maximalists. Coming from movies and screenplays, I am absolutely bivouacked in the minimalist camp…
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