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  • Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Clip: Clip 1

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    7/4/08

    An exclusive clip for Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson released by Cinematical. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, a new documentary written and directed by a very talented friend of ours, Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room). The film, which premiered back at the Sundance Film Festival, chronicles, well, the life and times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas); Gonzo journalist, author, psychedelic supporter and all-around nutty dude. James reviewed the film back at The Dance, and said: " ... Gibney's documentary captures Thompson's bizarre orbit though American letters and politics with extensive use of archival footage but also through recreations, animation and more."moreless
  • Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Trailer

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    7/4/08

    Gonzo is the definitive film biography of a mythic American writer, particularly covering his most provocative and productive period from 1965 to 1975. His wicked words continue to resonate today, at a time when politicians have become manufactured celebrities, shrouding themselves in Teflon, issuing banalities whose only value is that they rarely offend. Too often, contemporary journalists play the politicians' game, taking them seriously with a balance they don't deserve. Thompson never stood for that. He understood, better than any other, that when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Gonzo is a three-dimensional portrait with a focus on Thompson's work, whose legendary status is due as much to his scintillating writing as his outrageous antics. A die-hard member of the NRA, Thompson was also a coke-snorting, whiskey-swilling, acid-eating fiend. While his pen dripped with venom for crooked politicians, he surprised nervous visitors with the courtly manners and soft-spoken delivery of a Southern gentleman. Careening out of control in his personal life, Thompson also maintained a steel-eyed conviction about righting wrongs. Today, in a time when "spin" has replaced the search for deeper meaning, Thompson remains an iconic crusader for truth, justice and a fiercely idealistic American way.moreless
  • Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Interview - Alex Gibney

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    7/4/08

    Here is an interview with the Director, Alex Gibney, of Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson from the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a documentary about the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. This film is set to be released by Magnolia Pictures on July 4th, 2008.moreless