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

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

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Director: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Sonny Barger

Cast: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Sonny Barger

 
Alex Gibney (director of (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) turns his attention from corporate scandal to Gonzo journalism with this tribute to the libido-driven, Wild Turkey-swilling writer who never knew the meaning of the word "excess." Comprised largely of never-before-seen archival materials, Gibney

Overview

Alex Gibney (director of (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) turns his attention from corporate scandal to Gonzo journalism with this tribute to the libido-driven, Wild Turkey-swilling writer who never knew the meaning of the word "excess." Comprised largely of never-before-seen archival materials, Gibney's film focuses on the years between 1965 and 1975, when Hunter S. Thompson was truly firing on all cylinders. Rare home movies, audiotapes, and excerpts from unpublished manuscripts combine to paint an affectionate portrait to the wild-eyed father of Gonzo journalism.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
UPC:
0876964001441
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Magnolia
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
5,462

Special Features

Director Commentary; Deleted Scenes; Extended Interviews; "The Gonzo Tapes" - Audio Excerpts; "Wayward And Weary" A Tribute To Hunter S. Thompson; Live Acoustic Performance by Tift Merritt; Drawings By Ralph Steadman; Photo Galleries - Photos, Memorabilia, Notes & Writings; Hunter's Guns; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hunter S. Thompson Actor
Johnny Depp Narrator
Sonny Barger Participant
Ralph Steadman Participant
Tom Wolfe Participant
Sondi Wright Participant
Jimmy Carter Participant
Pat Buchanan Participant
George McGovern Participant
Douglas Brinkley Participant
Jann Wenner Participant
Tim Crouse Participant
Juan Thompson Participant
George Strananhan Participant
Bob Braudis Participant
Charles Perry Participant
Oscar Acosta Participant
Jimmy Buffett Participant
Patrick Caddell Participant
Gary Hart Participant
Anita Thompson Participant

Technical Credits
Alex Gibney Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Joe Cairo Art Director
Graydon Carter Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Salimah El-Amin Associate Producer
Alison Ellwood Editor,Producer
Amanda Ford Production Designer
Patrick Kelly Asst. Director
Jason Kliot Producer
John McCulloch Musical Direction/Supervision
Eva Orner Producer
David Schwartz Score Composer
Joana Vicente Producer
Tony Volante Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
1. Writing History [6:04]
2. Filtering Reality [4:28]
3. The Motorcycle Gang [5:22]
4. Hellish Antics [3:57]
5. A Bummer [4:48]
6. Gun Problems [5:26]
7. Running for Office [4:37]
8. Changing Aspen [5:19]
9. Hunter and Ralph [5:12]
10. Warriors of Their Generation [5:26]
11. Las Vegas [3:33]
12. Movie Making [5:46]
13. Hunter In Washington [4:15]
14. The Candidates of '72 [10:30]
15. The Democratic Nomination [10:03]
16. Votes Are In [6:36]
17. Rock Star Reporter [:39]
18. Highly Distracted [7:09]
19. Starting Anew [5:15]
20. A Legacy [5:34]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I love this movie. If you want to learn more about Hunter's life, purchase this movie.
MinorThreat77 More than 1 year ago
In my observation, there is no grey area with Hunter S. Thompson: folks either hate him or love him. Fortunately, I count myself in the latter camp. However, I don't believe this influenced my opinion of the documentary. Simply put, "Gonzo" is an excellent documentation of a man's life; a stellar, objective depiction of the evolution of one of America's most controversial writers, and a loving tribute to a man who many feel died too soon. From his coverage of the Hell's Angels, his run for sheriff of Aspen, his reporting from the frontlines of the 1972 Presidential Campaign, to the last years of his life, this documentary leaves very little un-explored- at times hilarious and touching.
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