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For No Good Reason (2012)

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Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.

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Credited cast:
Ralph Steadman ... Himself
Johnny Depp ... Himself
Hunter S. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Richard E. Grant ... Himself
Jann Wenner ... Himself
Hal Willner ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)
William S. Burroughs ... Himself (archive footage)
Patrick Godfrey ... Leonardo DaVinci (voice)
Warren Hinckle Warren Hinckle ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Petro Joe Petro ... Himself
Pablo Picasso ... Himself (archive footage)
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Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some drug content and brief sexual images | See all certifications »
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8 March 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,516, 25 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,105, 8 August 2014
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A different look into the art world! 6/10
13 September 2014 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: I really enjoyed this documentary about the extremely talented artist, Ralph Steadman, who has a very unique style of painting/drawing. A lot of people have seen his work on the Withnail & I and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas covers, but he hasn't really became an household name. After seeing his amazing work in this documentary, which shows Ralph Steadman being interviewed by Johnny Depp who was the main character in Fear & Loathing, you can't help thinking that he is extremely under rated which is probably due to his personal political views. This movie gives an in depth look about the thought process behind his work and the strange but wonderful relationship between Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson. I think that the director done a great job with this documentary, and for someone that had never heard of Steadman before, I will definitely look out for his previous and present work. Enjoyable!

Round-Up: The way that the director was able to use Ralph Steadman's work to put it into mini cartoons, was brilliant and to see Steadman create a painting from just flicking the paintbrush onto a blank piece of paper, really does show how talented the man really is. The different techniques that he uses to come of with some amazing paintings, was an eye opener, but it's a shame that no one has really heard of him. In the art and movie world, he does seem to be well known and respected but I really didn't have a clue about his work before I saw this documentary. Anyway, it's worth watch if your interested in this type of thing, but I'm sure that some people would find it boring if they were looking for entertainment.

Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $67,500 (Deserved more!)

I recommend this movie to people who are into documentaries about art and who have seen some of Ralph Steadman's terrific work. 6/10


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