The big-screen version of Hunter S. Thompson's seminal psychedelic classic about his road trip across Western America as he and his large Samoan lawyer searched desperately for the "American dream"... they were helped in large part by the huge amount of drugs and alcohol kept in their convertible, The Red Shark.Written by
Though they share no scenes together, Tobey Maguire and Christina Ricci previously starred in The Ice Storm a year earlier. See more »
After the shot when Duke leaves the gorilla statue on his way to LA after he fled the hotel, in the next scene a police officer starts chasing him. Before they approach the curve there is the double yellow line between the sides of the road. There's a cut and they're instantly in the curve, with the camera looking at Duke from the hood. Cut, the camera looks in the rear-view mirror and now the curve is far away and dashed line separates the two sides of the road. There's another cut back, looking at duke from the car's hood and there's the double line again. After the officer turns on the siren, in the rear-view mirror there's dashed line again. Then the officer tries to drive next to Duke's car, the lines are dashed on the other side and are full on Duke's side. See more »
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like:
I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, and a voice was screaming:
Holy Jesus. What are these goddamn animals?
[swatting the air]
Huh! Huh! Huh! Fucking pigs.
Did you say ...
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The credits literally scroll up the freeway. See more »
Mama Told Me Not To Come
Written by Randy Newman
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc.
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets See more »
Genius + Genius = ...
'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' was originally an Article published in two parts in Rolling Stone Magazine. It was written by Hunter S. Thompson. It tells the story of a journalist reporting on the Mint 500 in Las Vegas.
Terry Gilliam (the Director) is an accomplished film maker who began his career as one of the members of Monty Python. He did all of their animations.
These two men on their own are incredibly clever and gifted artists in their chosen medium. What we get from this combination is one of the best films ever made. It is a more or less true story. It is a wonderful view on the warped nature of American 'Culture' from a completely askew angle. Drugs, drugs and more drugs, but instead of preaching their evils or telling you how fabulous life is when you're on acid, you get a very unbiased experienced approach to their use and abuse.
Visually the film is amazing and both Johnny Depp and Benizio Del Toro are true to the book. I couldn't possibly recommend this film more highly.
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