Check Out 'Inherent Vice' Character Posters And Intro Videos

Inherent Vice is a big movie with a lot of moving parts. Even though it cuts out a lot of material from the novel by Thomas Pynchon, the film still has a wealth of characters with odd names, many of whom are given pretty breezy introductions. But a set of Inherent Vice character posters and brief video introductions for many of the major characters might help you sort people out ahead of time.

The downside is that these video intros give up a few of the film's good jokes (but not all of them by any means). The upside is that these videos feature a bunch of footage that isn't in the film, not that most people will have a chance to know which is which until after this Friday.

Other bonuses in these clips: you'll get to hear clips from Can's great tune 'Vitamin C' a few times, and you'll also hear a bunch of new/extra narration performed by Joanna Newsom, who acts as the voice of the film, and whose delivery is absolutely perfect for Pynchon's text. Here are the posters.

Thanks to The Film Stage for the heads-up on the Instagram videos.

#JoshBrolin is Lt. Detective Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:00am PST

@reesewitherspoon is Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball. #InherentVice #ReeseWitherspoon

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:08pm PST

#BenicioDelToro is Sauncho Smilax. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:51am PST

#OwenWilson is Coy Harlingen. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:03am PST

#HongChau is Jade. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:59am PST

#MartinShort is Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Jan 1, 2015 at 9:59am PST

#EricRoberts is Mickey Wolfmann. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:00am PST

#KatherineWaterston is Shasta Fay Hepworth. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:07am PST

#JoaquinPhoenix is Larry "Doc" Sportello. #InherentVice

A video posted by Inherent Vice (@inherentvicemovie) on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:03am PST