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Thomas Pynchon - A Journey into the Mind of P.

Thomas Pynchon - A Journey into the Mind of P.
Scene from "Thomas Pynchon - A Journey into the Mind of P." (photo courtesy of Media Luna)

A film, with music by The Residents, about the cult author Thomas Pynchon, who for 30 years has avoided public appearance, giving no interviews, and not even allowing himself to be photographed.


Fosco Dubini was born in 1954 in Zurich. From 1975 - 1981, he studied Drama, Film and Television at the University of Cologne. From 1977-79, he was a member of the Film Collective Zurich. Since 1991, he has been an instructor at the ESAV Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel in Geneva. Together with his brother Dontatello, their films include: BLINDGÄNGER (1983), ÜBER MIR DER HIMMEL, UNTER MIR EIN SCHWARZES LOCH (1984), tHE DISAPPEARNCE OF ETTORE MAJORANA (DAS VERSCHWINDEN DES ETTORE MAJORANA, 1986), KLAUS FUCHS - ATOM SPY (KLAUS FUCHS, ATOMSPION, documentary, 1989), J.K. - EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH ONE'S OWN EGO (J.K. - ERFAHRUNGEN IM UMGANG MIT DEM EIGENEN ICH, documentary, 1991), LUDWIG 1881 (1993), JEAN SEBERG - AMERICAN ACTRESS (documentary, 1995), THE JOURNEY TO KAFIRISTAN (2001), THOMAS PYNCHON - A JOURNEY INTO THE MIND OF P. (documentary, 2001), and HEDY LAMARR - SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR (2006).

Donatello Dubini was born in 1955 in Zurich and died 2011 in Cologne. He pursued Film Studies at the Film Academy in Vienna from 1975-1977, followed by studies of Drama, Film and Television Studies at the University of Cologne. He was a member of the Film Collective Zurich from 1977-1979 and is also a member of the filmmakers' and distributors' initiative "Der Andere Blick". Together with his brother Fosco, their films include: BLINDGÄNGER (1983), ÜBER MIR DER HIMMEL, UNTER MIR EIN SCHWARZES LOCH (1984), tHE DISAPPEARNCE OF ETTORE MAJORANA (DAS VERSCHWINDEN DES ETTORE MAJORANA, 1986), KLAUS FUCHS - ATOM SPY (KLAUS FUCHS, ATOMSPION, documentary, 1989), J.K. - EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH ONE'S OWN EGO (J.K. - ERFAHRUNGEN IM UMGANG MIT DEM EIGENEN ICH, documentary, 1991), LUDWIG 1881 (1993), JEAN SEBERG - AMERICAN ACTRESS (documentary, 1995), THE JOURNEY TO KAFIRISTAN (2001), THOMAS PYNCHON - A JOURNEY INTO THE MIND OF P. (documentary, 2001), and HEDY LAMARR - SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR (2006).
Genre Art, History, Literature, Music, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2001
Directors Fosco Dubini, Donatello Dubini
Screenplay Fosco Dubini, Donatello Dubini
Cinematography Donatello Dubini
Fosco Dubini, Donatello Dubini
The Residents
Producers Fosco Dubini, Donatello Dubini
Production Company Dubini Filmproduktion/Cologne, in co-production with Tre Valli Filmproduktion/Zurich, in association with ZDF, ARTE
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Subtitled Version German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Duisburg Documentary Film Festival 2001, Sao Paulo 2001, Mar del Plata 2002, Nyon 2002, Rotterdam 2002, Cape Town/Johannesburg 2002, Melbourne 2002, Vancouver 2002, Warsaw 2002, Leeds 2002, Bergen 2002, Taiwan 2002, Solothurner Filmtage 2003, Buenos Aires 2003
With backing from BKM, Filmbuero NW, EDI Eidgenoessisches Departement des Innern, MIGROS Kulturprozent
German Distributor Real Fiction Filmverleih/Cologne

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