2023 would be 50 years since the publication of GR, plus he started writing it well before then and it wasn't his first novel, but the tweet's close enough to raise an eyebrow.
Naw a friend passed it along.
Had no idea this PTA film was happening. What a weird turn for him. And what's with all these prestige directors turning toward the 70s? You have Tarentino, Franzen.
I think it's just nostalgia, but there were no doubt fishy things going on. There's always fishy things going on.Is it just middle-age nostalgia
or did something fishy happen in 1972
Gravity's Rainbow works with this numerology and Kabbalah stuff largely because of how much material there is to make connections between. Its almost like these metaphysical techniques need a largely enough subject matter for their whole range of connections to play out. If the subject matter isn't extensive enough, you're just left with an arbitrary looking half-constellation.There's the stuff about the two Rockets as well,
" ... Manicheans who see two Rockets, good and evil, who speak together in the sacred idiolalia of the Primal Twins (some say their names are Enzian and Blicero) of a good Rocket to take us to the stars, an evil Rocket for the World's suicide, the two perpetually in struggle... "