Gonzo: The life and work of Dr Hunter S Thompson

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Gonzo: The life and work of Dr Hunter S Thompson

Post  eddie on Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:56 am

What remains of the old ATU thread:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:vRP9ZLs8hMMJ:acrosstheuniverse.forumotion.com/t1611-gonzo-the-life-and-work-of-dr-hunter-s-thompson+acrosstheuniverse+%2B+hunter+s+thompson&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

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Re: Gonzo: The life and work of Dr Hunter S Thompson

Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:25 am

^

Thread replicated below in the event of link expiry:

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Eddie wrote:

Just watched Alex Gilbey's 2008 documentary, screened on BBC 2. Excellent. Here's a summary from the Guardian's weekly TV & Listings Guide:

"Gibney's documentary on the crazy, drug-fuelled life and career of the famous journalist-cum-fantasist is a long and detailed affair, collating interviews, TV footage, home movies and readings into a fascinating portrait, and historical record of his 1970's heyday. It's compulsive stuff, narrated by Johnny Depp, who played Thompson in Terry Gilliam's version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas..."

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:27 am

Hosni wrote: I prefer the later, unpopular work of Dr. Thompson made when he was totally incoherent.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:29 am

Goat Smith wrote: You mean when he was a special contributor for the ESPN?


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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:31 am

audreyfani wrote:

Gonzo's a great documentary and I love Thompson's work. I bought Hell's Angels a few weeks ago - looking forward to reading it.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:33 am

Goat Smith wrote: He gets punched in the nose and beat up in the end.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:35 am

Eddie wrote:

It was quite poignant to see the Hell's Angel (Sonny Berger?- something like that) who issued the fatwa on the Stones after Altamont being interviewed about HST: an asshole with literary talent was his verdict.

Sonny is now bald as a coot and speaks through a voice-box in his throat after (presumably) a throat-cancer operation.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:37 am

John McLaughlin wrote: Sonny Barger?

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:39 am

LaRue wrote: he looks like the dalai lama

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