I am ashamed to admit that I have never read any Hunter S. Thompson. I think that I thought his articles were too long back when I was reading Rolling Stone in 1984. Either that or I wasn't interested because his articles weren't about Huey Lewis. I still haven't read any of his books. Although I must admit I am enjoying his recent tweets.
This documentary was a good Cliff's Notes for what I missed out on. I need to rectify my lack of Thompson reading. The footage from '98's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas made me nostalgic for seeing the film with Chris Larry and Marc (was Mooney there too?) at a Manhattan theater that lacked AC during the sweltering summer heat.
My only complaint was the soundtrack. It reminded me of Forrest Gump in its super obvious choices kind of way.
Directed by Alex Gibney
Fourth of July, 2014
16 hours ago