There is a certain amount of neurosis that comes with the courage to write, publish and share; "The End of the Tour" pulls back the curtain on the mind David Foster Wallace and shows us the challenge perfectly. Now, I should be honest here, before I walked into the theatre I didn’t know much about Wallace. I do recall hearing the NPR story used in the opening scenes making mention of his passing, but beyond that not much was known to me about his life or work. As the credits rolled, I am glad I didn’t know anything. I walked into Uptown Theatre with an open mind and I left changed. As someone who tries to write every day, I connected with him on a multitude of levels. Every time I sit down to pour my thoughts out onto a page, I am overcome with love for my hobby, pride for my observational skills, reservations about preaching, fear of sharing and freight as people begin to interpret for themselves what my words mean. On many different levels and others not mentioned here, this is what concerned Wallace. Ultimately, it may concern every writer every time they enter a brave battle with the page.
Thanks for entering my world,