IJ quote of the day 26

“The most hated Incandenza film, a variable-length one called The Joke, had only a very brief theatrical release, and then only at the widely scattered last remains of the pre-InterLace public art-film theaters in art places like Cambridge MA and Berkeley CA” (397).

Having lived in both, I can tell you that audiences in each city would still “shell out for little paper theater tickets” even after they’d heard from friends what the film was.

Sweater vest or no, go read Infinite Jest with us at Infinite Summer.

2 thoughts on “IJ quote of the day 26

  1. As a Bostonian (well, south of Boston, anyway), I can totally relate to the Cambridge stuff. Imagine “The Joke” playing at Kendall Square, LOL, with Himself and Mario manning the cameras.

    Kudos to you for doing IS with a young child, even if it is a reread. I’m a single mom with college age kids, and I’m positive I would never have had the patience to read the book at that time in my life.

Okay, now your turn...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s