What's the Difference between Inherent Vice the Book and Inherent Vice the Movie?


Inherent Vice

Released: 2009
Author: Thomas Pynchon

Inherent Vice

Released: 2014
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
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Doc Sportello
Doc Sportello
Portrayed by: Joaquin Phoenix
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   Clancy and Tariq meet at Doc's office and have sex. This doesn't happen.
   When Doc goes to visit Chryskylodon, he sees an orderly wearing Mickey's shasta tie. He sees Puck wearing the shasta tie.
   This doesnt' happen. Bigfoot busts into Doc's apartment and eats all his weed.
   Doc goes to Vegas. He doesn't.
   While in Vegas, Doc sees two FBI agents escorting Mickey out of a casino. Doc tracks Mickey down in Los Angeles.
   The story is told by an omnicient narrator. Sortilège is the narrator.
   Doc brings Coy to Hope's house. He is at the airport and receives a call from Hope about Coy arriving.
   The story ends with Doc driving off alone. He drives off with Shasta in the car.
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