Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

"At his best he was braver, funnier and more ruthlessly honest than just about any other magazine writer, and “Gonzo” confirms his place in the great American parade of cranks, renegades and sages"
- A.O. Scott, The NY Times
"So larger-than-life that he eventually felt overshadowed by his own mythos, legendary journo Hunter S. Thompson gets definitive docu treatment in “Gonzo.”"
- Dennis Harvey, Variety

Synopsis

From Oscar-winning 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 documentary with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson's life--his intense and ill-fated relationship with the Hells 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.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 118 min.
Year: 2008

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Alex Gibney

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PHOTOS

1. Hunter S. Thompson in GONZO: THE LIFE & WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
2. Hunter S. Thompson in GONZO: THE LIFE & WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
3. Hunter S. Thompson in GONZO: THE LIFE & WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
4. Hunter S. Thompson in GONZO: THE LIFE & WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
5. Director Alex Gibney on the set of GONZO: THE LIFE & WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
6. Alex Gibney, director of GONZO: THE LIFE & WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.