Friday, January 22, 2010


Clip from the documentary Gonzo (2008).

The documentary 'Gonzo' (or 'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson' to give its full title) is a portrait of the late Hunter S. Thompson, an examination of his life and work.

His work is widely seen as genre-defining and has a large cult following. He also invented the so-called Gonzo journalism - a style of journalism that is heavily reliant on the journalist taking a centre-stage in the story itself. It's most often written in the first person, mixing fact and fiction.

This documentary is directed by Alex Gibney and narrated by Johnny Depp (who was a friend of Thompson as well as playing him in the film 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'). It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.

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