GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON

By Alex GIBNEY

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Documentary - Completed 2007

The story of the life and death of maverick journalist Thompson, from his letters, articles, manuscripts and books.

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alex GIBNEY
    • Writer(s)
    • Alex GIBNEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Alex GIBNEY (Jigsaw Productions), Graydon CARTER, Alison ELLWOOD (Jigsaw Productions), Eva ORNER (Jigsaw Productions), Jason KLIOT (HDNet Films), Joana VICENTE (HDnet Films)
    • Synopsis
    • From Oscar-wining director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter comes a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining docum entary with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson’s life—his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Narrated by Johnny Depp.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2006
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