The Eschaton Scene From DFWs Novel "Infinite Jest" Has Been Turned Into a Music Video
(File under: ""Super Rad!")
Here's the video
An excerpt on a
article about the video:
The song's music video was directed by Michael Schur, who is known for
co-creating NBC's The Office. The clip is a dark tribute to David Foster
Wallace 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which is a dystopian vision of North
America in the near future. "I had this funny idea that a good video
for the song would be a re-creation of the Enfield Tennis Academy's
round of Eschaton - basically, a global thermonuclear crisis re-created
on a tennis court - that's played about a third of the way into the
book," Meloy told NPR. "I found a kindred spirit in Michael Schur, a
man with an even greater enthusiasm for Wallace's work than my own.
With much adoration and respect to this seminal, genius book, this is
what we've come up with."
Now all that's left is to turn the other 1,150 pages of the book into a movie.
movie right have been purchased:
And yet it’s actually ironic that by the time the interview between Lipsky
and Wallace was going on, the actual movie rights to Infinite Jest were
already sold, and Wallace was happy in the knowledge that it was highly
likely that no one would ever make the movie. He said the movie would be
something like thirteen hours long, with the kind of complexity of a
Wagner Opera. Yet The End of the Tour is mostly about Infinite Jest.