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    1. "Biopic" is a short-hand term for a biographical film which covers the life of a real-life figure. These films, sometimes epic in scope, have always been popular, especially with Oscar voters. Look at best picture winners "Lawrence of Arabia", "Gandhi", "Braveheart", and "The King's Speech." The typical biopic model seems to be the birth-to-death story, which was sort of run into the ground ...

    2. The role as author David Foster Wallace seems to have come at just the right moment for Jason Segel.

    3. What to read before seeing the movie

    4. Switching gears to play the highly-acclaimed author The post Jason Segel on Playing David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour appeared first on .

    5. The movie, which draws from journalist David Lipsky's interviews with Wallace in 1996, offers an intriguing (if not altogether convincing) portrait of the Infinite Jest author.

    6. One of the writer's one-time editors looks back on their work together

    7. "In a time of unprecedented comfort and pleasure and ease, there was a real sort of sadness about the country," Wallace told TIME

    8. Trailer for "The End of the Tour" starring Jason Segel. Movieclips Trailers (via YouTube)

    9. Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

    10. The film, called "The End Of The Tour," is based on David Lipsky's five-day road trip with the late author in 1996.

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