Showpony Sheriff - Man on horse-back beside tree with ocean waves crashing on rocks in the background

How does it feel to be famous?

The End of the Tour is the product of this posthumous celebrity. This is true in the obvious sense that neither James Ponsoldt’s film nor the book on which it is based would exist if David Foster Wallace had lived. But it is also true in the more complicated sense that the film both relies on and participates in the construction of Wallace as a cultural symbol.