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A decades-long history of mixed visuals represent the Gonzo journalist's exuberant words on film. In honor of Piotr Kabat's fantastic new animation of Hunter S. Thompson's work (posted here and below), we rifle through a few other films attempting to get to the heart of this wild figure.   "Where the Buffalo Roam" | 1980 | Inchoate and Quirky This comedy, semi-based on Hunter S. Thompson's whacked-out adventures in the 1970s, was called "bad, dumb, low-level, low rent" by the journalist. Neither Bill Murray's acting nor Neil Young's score could save this bizarrely structured biopic that took the punch out of Thompson's words.  However, as Roger Ebert said, "this is the kind of bad movie that's almost worth seeing." "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" | 1998 | Frenzied and Brilliant Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro take on Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, fictional exaggerations based »

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