Friday, June 10, 2011


If I was asked to choose a god.. would be Hunter S. Thompson. 

We already covered two great documentaries on Hunter S. Thompson and that doesn't stop us from covering more. I could watch and listen to him forever..

Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision (aka Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood) is an interesting documentary from 1978 that follows Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman from Thompson's home in Aspen, Colorado, to Las Vegas, and then to Hollywood. Footage of Thompson and Steadman on the road is interspersed with interviews, clips of President Nixon and audio segments of his book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Hunter's ashes were fired from a canon at his funeral on 20 August 2005; this film includes scenes of Thompson & Steadman beginning to plan this event.

Produced by the BBC and broadcast as part of their Omnibus series it is also included as a bonus feature on one of the dvd versions of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas starring Johnny Depp.