Inherent Confusion | 5 Ways PT Anderson Screws With Your Head in INHERENT VICE (VIDEO ESSAY)

Released in 2014 to mixed reviews and limited box office success, many viewers found Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice to be overly dense and confusing. In this video essay, Nitty Gritty Studios sets out to examine some of the techniques PTA used to create fogginess and confusion, all of which is meant to transport us inside the paranoid head of the film’s main character, “Doc” Sportello.


Paul Thomas Anderson

Inherent Vice