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Movie Preview: Gonzo

Movie Preview: Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

This new documentary from the Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side takes a look at the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson. Johnny Depp, who portrayed Thompson in the 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas narrates the story which aims to show how Thompson's unconventional lifestyle and worldview led to the invention of gonzo journalism.

The trailer looks insanely fascinating and paints a bigger picture of Thompson's life than the drug-addled boozer he's generally portrayed to be.

From the movie's web site:

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.

The movie will open July 4. To watch the preview for yourself,

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Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

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sweet_emmee sweet_emmee 8 years
This movie looks really interesting and certainly provocative!
raieven raieven 8 years
looks good!
0danielle0 0danielle0 8 years
Oooh, this looks good!
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
This is the first I've heard of this, but I'll definitely have to check it out. I love HST.
Isista Isista 8 years
Very intriguing. This is the first I've heard of it, but sounds like something I'll for sure have to see.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
Love Hunter S. Thompson, he was an amazing writer and had a great mind. This'll be a good watch.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
love HST, he's amazing...
MindayH MindayH 8 years
I love Hunter S THompson and couldn't be more excited for this.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Looks great, probably another Oscar nom...?
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I love HST!
em113 em113 8 years
Ah I'm excited! He was so brilliantly talented.
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