I think the entertainment is almost certainly Infinite Jest (V?) that's listed at the end of JOI's filmography--which also says that it's his "last film" and presents a "thorny problem for archivists."
Someone else has pointed out that the film is "completed and privately distributed by P.Y.E.U through posthumous provisions in the filmmaker's will." I think this is a clue. Who sent out the entertainment that the medical attache received? It couldn't have been the Front Quebecois--otherwise the Wheelchair Assassins wouldn't be trying so hard to get a copy.
So who is P.Y.E.U.? (Does the fact that, sounded out, it's pronounced pee-yoo, like something smelly mean anything?)
The filmography cites "Canadian archivist Tete-Beche" (with circumflexes over the first "e" in each word) as the source for the P.Y.E.U. information. Here's what the wikipedia says about that:
In philately, tête-bêche (French for "head-to-tail", lit. "head-to-head") is a joined pair of stamps in which one is upside-down in relation to the other, produced intentionally or accidentally. Like any pair of stamps, a pair of tête-bêches can be a vertical or a horizontal pair. In the case of a pair of triangular stamps, they cannot help but be linked "head-to-tail". Mechanical errors during the process of production can result in tête-bêches, but in most cases tête-bêches are produced for the purpose of collecting.
If a pair of tete-beches results from mechanical errors during during the process of production, is it possible that the fatal entertainment resulted from an error made during the production of Infinite Jest I, II, III, or IV--all of which are unseen, unfinished, and unreleased?
Last edited by Philip on Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:42 am, edited 1 time in total.