Posts Tagged ‘Terry Gilliam’
Tags: documentary, John Landis, Terry Gilliam
Tags: dark comedy, dramatization, Hunter Thompson, Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Under The Radar
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 drug frenzied diary is brought to the screen care of Terry Gilliam, with Johnny Depp in the role of Thompson.
Thompson’s twisted prose and Depp’s narration are what make this descent into madness so completely hilarious. Thompson was a force of nature, his own rogue state provoking and challenging everyone everywhere he went. In the words of Tom Wolfe, each encounter with Thompson was “an event.”