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Gonzo: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

Opening with writer/journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s written reactions to seeing 9/11 unfold on TV, Alex Gibney’s Gonzo documentary thrusts us into the idea of Hunter first as a journalist, then a rebel, a successful writer, a political campaigner and finally a man, the product of all his excesses, who was loved and admired by many. In-between detailing the author’s rebellion, out-of-control gun enthusiasm and drug use, the director chooses to focus on only three major writings of his – his breakthrough novel; ‘Hell’s Angels‘, his most popular work, ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ and arguably his best; ‘Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72‘.

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