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Watch: Regret, Anger & Redemption Dominate Paul Thomas Anderson Video Essay Plus ‘Inherent Vice’ Posters & Promos

Watch: Regret, Anger & Redemption Dominate Paul Thomas Anderson Video Essay Plus 'Inherent Vice' Posters & Promos

As “Inherent Vice” continues spreading across these United States in order to liven up the drab and cynical January release schedule, it’s time for film buffs to once again catch Paul Thomas Anderson fever. Press Play, one of Indiewire’s many excellent blogs, recently posted the perfect visual aperitif to indulge in before experiencing Anderson’s latest, in the form of a video tribute wrapped around the many vices of Anderson’s iconic characters.

Writer Arielle Bernstein compliments independent digital filmmaker Nelson Carvajal’s tribute with a short essay focusing on these vices. However, the video itself seems to be constructed on three movements: The regret the characters feel about bad decisions they made in the past (a prominent theme in Anderson’s films), the anger that explodes from a lifetime of repressed frustration, and some form of redemption, or at least a moment of clarity, as evidenced by Officer Jim’s (John C. Reilly) monologue at the end of both “Magnolia” and this video. Judge for yourself by watching the tribute below and reading Bernstein’s essay here. And then check out the latest character posters and one sheets for “Inherent Vice.”

#MartinShort is Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S. #InherentVice

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#HongChau is Jade. #InherentVice

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#BenicioDelToro is Sauncho Smilax. #InherentVice

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#OwenWilson is Coy Harlingen. #InherentVice

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@reesewitherspoon is Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball. #InherentVice #ReeseWitherspoon

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#JoshBrolin is Lt. Detective Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen. #InherentVice

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