Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
DIRECTED BY - Alex Gibney
In GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, director Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE) creates a portrait of one of journalism's most controversial and talented superstars. Famous in the 1960s for his wild, self-coined "gonzo" style of reporting, Thompson's most famous adventures include riding with the Hell's Angels, chasing the American dream in Las Vegas, and covering the volatile George McGovern political campaign. The fact that Thompson did most of his reporting while throwing back large quantities of Wild Turkey and illegal drugs led to some of the most bizarre and imaginative journalism the writing world had ever seen.
RUNTIME - 120 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 2008
LANGUAGE - English
ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame
"[A] mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist..."
- Claudia Puig, USA Today
"GONZO, directed by Alex Gibney, is filled to the top with admiring celebrities -- including Wolfe, singer Jimmy Buffett, and politicians such as former president Jimmy Carter and presidential candidate George McGovern -- offering encomiums to Thompson's talent."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times