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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.

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"Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson On Film is a personal, intimate look at Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and "gonzo" spirit of one of this century's most notorious figures - a man whose life and work regularly intersected with some of the biggest names in the world of film, politics, journalism and sports. The documentary features interviews with Hunter's inner circle of family and friends, but the thrust of the film is focused on the manner in which his life often overlapped with numerous Hollywood celebrities who became his close friends, such as Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas); Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam); Sean Penn, John Cusack, Hunter's wife Anita, son Juan, former Senators George McGovern and Gary Hart, Tom Wolfe, William F. Buckley, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Steadman and others. Written by Steve Belgard

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boring, tedious, meaningless eulogy of a genius
9 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

How you can make something this sad, this boring, this tedious and meaningless out of the life of one of the greatest writers and journalists of the 20th century is just beyond me.

It's just a string of interviews with past friends that come across as whiny "now he is dad" kind of eulogy stuff.

The facts are kind of interesting, but if I want to read facts, I can look them up on wikipedia.

This is not entertaining.

This is not interesting.

This is not Gonzo.

THIS IS NOT WHAT HUNTER WOULD HAVE WANTED!


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