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

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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 Rare home movies, audiotapes, and excerpts from unpublished manuscripts combine to paint an ...
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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 Rare home movies, audiotapes, and excerpts from unpublished manuscripts combine to paint an affectionate portrait to the wild-eyed father of Gonzo journalism.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • UPC: 876964001441
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,351

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hunter S. Thompson
Johnny Depp Voice Only
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
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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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Disc #1 -- Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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      Audio
         English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
         English 2.0 (Dolby Digital)
         Subtitles
            Spanish: On/Off
   Special Features
      Director Commentary: On/Off
      Deleted Scenes
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         Winter Football In Aspen
         Jerome Bar 1973
         San Francisco Examiner Commercial
         A Brush With Fame
         Ralph Steadman Performance At Owl Farm
      Extended Interviews
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         The Origins of Gonzo (By Douglas Brinkley)
         The Memorial (By Juan Thompson)
         Drawings of Hunter (By Ralph Steadman)
         The Rejection Letter (By Charles Perry)
         105 MPH (By Corey Seymour)
         NRA (By Douglas Brinkley)
         Peacocks (By Gary Hart)
         Hagging With Hunter (By Jann Wenner)
         Fire at the Hotel - An Alternate Account (By Pat Caddell)
         Crossing the Border (By Laila Nabulsi)
         Firework Cakes (By Laila Nabulsi)
         Meeting Hunter (By Pat Buchanan)
         The Harvard Swim Test (By Pat Caddell)
         The Cigarette Holder (By Ralph Steadman)
         Foghorn (By Tom Wolfe)
         Sex Doll (By Corey Seymour)
         Shotgun Art (By Ralph Steadman, Douglas Brinkley & Corey Seymour)
         A Visit From Hunter (By Pat Buchanan)
      Drawings by Ralph Steadman
      Photo Galleries
         The Early Days
         Big Sur 1960 - 1963
         South America 1960's
         Hell's Angels - Photos Taken by Hunter S Thompson 1965 - 1966
         Owl Farm
         Hunter and Guns
         Memorabilia
         Notes & Writings
      Hunter's Guns
      "Wayward And Weary" A Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson Live Acoustic Performance by Tift Merritt
      "The Gonzo Tapes" - Audio Excerpts
         Gonzo Book
         It's Monday Morning
         Well She Was Crazy
      The Gonzo Soundtrack
         Track List
      The Gonzo Tapes CD Box Set
   Scene Selection
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Even Non-Fans Will Love This

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PURE GONZO JOURNALISM

    I love this movie. If you want to learn more about Hunter's life, purchase this movie.

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