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Adam M. Goldstein
Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true "free lance, " goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Focusing on the good doctor's heyday, 1965 to 1975, the film includes clips of never-before-seen (nor heard) home movies, audiotapes, and passages from unpublished manuscripts. Written by
In reply to the previous comment by samadler1 from United States there are two things I would like to address: 1: Your comment about bloggers making Thompson pretty irrelevant and that his popularity was waning in the years leading up to his death are well wide of th mark. If anything Hunter was experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity thanks to the film version of Fear and Loathing and the success of The Rum Diary,Kingdom of Fear and Hey Rube all of which were best sellers. Not to mention the critical acclaim his volumes of letters received. His 9/11 blog entry was so on the money that it left these so called gonzo-bloggers in the shade.
2:Your comment about Johnny Depps portrayal in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas shows that you clearly do not understand the film or Thompson for that matter. Johnny Depp was not playing Thompson but his literary alter ego Raoul Duke. Raoul Duke is over the top and confusing Thompson with Duke is an all too common error.
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