Inherent Vice

In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there...or...if you were there, then you...or, wait, is it.

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448103908

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 608

Read the cult classic behind the major new film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin. Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon - private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that 'love' is another of those words going around at the moment, like 'trip' or 'groovy', except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there...or...if you were there, then you...or, wait, is it...

Inherent Vice

This book reveals the creative uses of videotape that have made essential content more accessible and expanded our understanding of copyright law. It is a politically provocative, unabashedly nostalgic ode to analog.

Author: Lucas Hilderbrand

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

View: 172

In an age of digital technology and renewed anxiety about media piracy, Inherent Vice revisits the recent analog past with an eye-opening exploration of the aesthetic and legal innovations of home video. Analog videotape was introduced to consumers as a blank format, essentially as a bootleg technology, for recording television without permission. The studios initially resisted VCRs and began legal action to oppose their marketing. In turn, U.S. courts controversially reinterpreted copyright law to protect users’ right to record, while content owners eventually developed ways to exploit the video market. Lucas Hilderbrand shows how videotape and fair use offer essential lessons relevant to contemporary progressive media policy. Videotape not only radically changed how audiences accessed the content they wanted and loved but also altered how they watched it. Hilderbrand develops an aesthetic theory of analog video, an “aesthetics of access” most boldly embodied by bootleg videos. He contends that the medium specificity of videotape becomes most apparent through repeated duplication, wear, and technical failure; video’s visible and audible degeneration signals its uses for legal transgressions and illicit pleasures. Bringing formal and cultural analysis into dialogue with industrial history and case law, Hilderbrand examines four decades of often overlooked histories of video recording, including the first network news archive, the underground circulation of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, a feminist tape-sharing network, and the phenomenally popular website YouTube. This book reveals the creative uses of videotape that have made essential content more accessible and expanded our understanding of copyright law. It is a politically provocative, unabashedly nostalgic ode to analog.

Inherent Vice

Something like what Sauncho's colleaguesin marine insurance liked to call
inherent vice. “Is that likeoriginal sin?” Doc wondered. “It'swhat youcan't avoid,”
Sauncho said, “stuff marine policiesdon't like tocover. Usually applies to cargo—
like ...

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101594675

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

View: 803

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon--Private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there. It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.

Perils of the Seas and Inherent Vice in Marine Insurance Law

goods have deteriorated and become damaged as a result of the foreseeable
external events during the voyage; in other words, due to an inherent vice.
Consequently, although the purpose of an all-risk policy is to cover the needs of
the ...

Author: Ayça Uçar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000207722

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 585

The Supreme Court ruling in Global Process System Inc. v Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad (The Cendor MOPU) created a shock wave in the London marine insurance market, as the Supreme Court decision changed the boundaries of doctrine with respect to the meaning of ‘perils of the sea’ and ‘inherent vice’. Both phrases play an important role in the insurance market, affecting both assureds and insurers and their respective interests under all classes of marine insurance policies. This book reviews the origin of the clauses ‘perils of the sea’ and ‘inherent vice’ by tracing back through the early cases in order to understand the origin and noting how and why the changes occurred. It will examine how the law has been developed in the recent cases and discuss whether the Supreme Court case The Cendor MOPU has overruled the previous cases in terms of the clauses ‘inherent vice’ and ‘perils of the sea’. Considering the impact of The Cendor MOPU decision with respect to the Marine Insurance Act 1906, as well as the standard Institute Cargo Clauses, it evaluates whether the decision is consistent with these things and discusses the effect of the decision on recent cases and on the insurance market.


Fairplay International Shipping Journal

Both the Marine Insurance Act and The Hague Rules incorporate specific
exclusions of inherent vice . The Act provides , in 55 ( 2c ) , that " unless the policy
otherwise provides , the insurer is not liable for ordinary wear and tear , ordinary
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International Carriage of Goods by Road

INHERENT VICE 72 ( 32 degrees Fahrenheit ) within a short time of leaving their
premises ” . Speaking of inherent vice , he concluded ” that “ in the context of
refrigerated carriage , the deterioration of the meat cannot , of itself , be so
described ...

Author: Malcolm Alistair Clarke

Publisher: Informa Maritime & Transport

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 793

A comprehensive guide to the workings of the Convention on the Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods by Road.

Marine Insurance at the Turn of the Millennium

It is submitted that the difference between inherent vice of the goods and nature
of the goods is not merely a matter of semantics . By way of preliminary remark ,
where it was submitted above that the continental concept of inherent vice in ...

Author: Marc Huybrechts

Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 877

This book presents an in depth analysis of actual marine insurance issues relative to hull insurance, cargo insurance and P&I insurance. The impact of European Law on Marine Insurance and, more specifically, European Competition Rules in relation to P&I insurance are covered. In addition, specific issues such as the future Belgian Marine Insurance statute and the Antwerp Marine Policy are dealt with. The subjects are covered in a broad comparative law perspective, combining practice and theory. Also topics such as the ISM code and its relation to Marine Insurance and the position of classification societies and quality insurance are considered. Contributors to this books are leading academics and practitioners of Marine Insurance Law.

The Law and Practice of Marine Insurance in Canada

5 Inherent Vice or Nature of the Subject - Matter Insured Unless the policy
otherwise provides , the insurer is not liable for loss caused by " inherent vice or
nature of the subject matter insured ” . 64 The term “ inherent vice ” refers to a
loss ...

Author: George R. Strathy

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : LexisNexis Butterworths

ISBN:

Category: Insurance, Marine

Page: 481

View: 422


International Carriage of Goods by Road CMR

Inherent vice is a defectiveness latent in the thing itself and one which develops
so as to damage or destroy it ; most things have in themselves the germ of their
own more or less rapid destruction according to the circumstances an inherent ...

Author: Jan Theunis

Publisher: Informa Pub

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 131


Inherent Vice

Unmarked screenplay, dated FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT August 7, 2013. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a Southern California detective hired to search for a former girlfriend who has disappeared. Released by Warner Bros. Dec. 12, 2014.

Author: Paul Thomas Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 127

View: 664

Unmarked screenplay, dated FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT August 7, 2013. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a Southern California detective hired to search for a former girlfriend who has disappeared. Released by Warner Bros. Dec. 12, 2014.

Fairplay International Shipping Weekly

Court of Appeal dismisses insurers ' inherent vice defence to cargo damage
claim Soya G . m . b . H . Kommanditgesellschaft White Cargo interests submit
claim in respect of damage to soya beans but underwriters deny liability on
grounds of ...

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Goodbye to the Memorandum

that inherent vice was the proximate cause if the soya beans were such that they
could not withstand any normal voyage of that duration . ” However , in the Court
of Appeal a less strict rule was adopted . Lord Justice Donaldson thought that ...

Author: J. Kenneth Goodacre

Publisher: Witherby, Limited

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 271

View: 673


The South African Law of International Trade

Thus , if fruit which are ordinarily expected to last for only a week in the condition
in which they are shipped , are consigned on a voyage lasting two weeks , their
deterioration during that voyage will in all probably be due to an inherent vice .

Author: J. P. Van Niekerk

Publisher: Saga Legal Publications CC

ISBN:

Category: Arbitration and award

Page: 351

View: 276


New York Jurisprudence 2d

INHERENT VICE Whether particular commodity suffers from " inherent vice , ”
which is defined as any existing defects , diseases , decay or inherent nature of
commodity which will cause it to deteriorate with lapse of time , was mixed
question ...

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Marine Insurance

Including inherent vice and hidden defect . Condemnation by authorities to take
place within three months of the date of arrival in final warehouse in the United
Kingdom but not exceeding five months in all from the date of manufacture .

Author: Edward Richard Hardy Ivamy

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Insurance, Marine

Page: 599

View: 450


Digest

All risks — “ Including inherent vice and hidden defect . Condemnation by
authorities to take place within three months of the date of arrival in final
warehouse . Claim under policy Meaning of condemnation clause Whether
condemnation ...

Author: G. M. Hall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Maritime law

Page:

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The Counterforce Thomas Pynchon s Inherent Vice Afterwords

Tracing Inherent Vice's hilariously tangled plotlines and its hallucinatory prose, J. M. Tyree explores the clues that link a paranoiac thriller set in Nixon-era Los Angeles to toxic national myths that define America today.

Author: J. M. Tyree

Publisher: Fiction Advocate

ISBN: 9780999431689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 467

Literary Nonfiction. Thomas Pynchon's cult detective novel, Inherent Vice, depicts drug-addled private investigator "Doc" Sportello, a leftover of 1960s idealism, on an errant quest to decipher the disappearance of a real estate tycoon. As in his other books, Pynchon imagines a "counterforce" of marginalized dreamers and weirdos seeking a more humane world. Tracing Inherent Vice's hilariously tangled plotlines and its hallucinatory prose, J. M. Tyree explores the clues that link a paranoiac thriller set in Nixon-era Los Angeles to toxic national myths that define America today. Tyree arranges each chapter after something Pynchon stands against--werewolves, sobriety, linear time, Hollywood--and defends the liberties taken in Paul Thomas Anderson's film of Inherent Vice. If, as Pynchon suggests, another past is possible, then perhaps a different future is possible. A lucid guide to Pynchon's idiosyncratic historical fiction, THE COUNTERFORCE argues that facts alone cannot save us. We need better stories.

Inherent Vice

Chris Cran Chris Cran, Vera Gartley, Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Inherent Vice
CHRIS CRAN December 5 , 1987 – January 24 , 1988 Southern Alberta Art
Gallery " One loves ultimately one's desires , not the thing.

Author: Chris Cran

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 20

View: 454


Arnould s Law of Marine Insurance and Average

782 87 Loss arising from the proper vice of the thing insured Upon the same
ground , 88 the underwriter is not liable for that loss or deterioration which arises
solely from a principle of decay or corruption inherent in the subject insured , or ,
as ...

Author: Sir Joseph Arnould

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780420445001

Category: Average (Maritime law)

Page: 1242

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