Gonzo the Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson Movie Poster


Writers: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson

Director: Alex Gibney

Release: July 18, 2008

Tagline(s): The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Producer(s): Graydon Carter, Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, Eva Orner, Joana Vicente
Executive Producer(s): Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner
Co-Executive Producer(s): Roy Ackerman, Nick Fraser

Stars/Actors: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp

Music by: David Schwartz

Production Company: Jigsaw Productions

Genre(s): Documentary, Biography, Arts

ID: tt0479468

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Synopsis: A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson as narrated by Johnny Depp in Thompson’s own works.

Declassified by Agent Palmer: ‘Gonzo’ Reminds Us That Hunter S. Thompson is Far Greater Than ‘Fear’

Quotes and Lines

“A giant of the written word has died. Hunter S Thompson was a lot of things–a journalist, an author, a patriot, a professional troublemaker, a complex walking monument to misbehavior who apparently took his own life with a gun last night.”

“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others-the living-are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down… But the edge is still out there.”“

“Hunter reminds me so much of Mark Twain. He was a reporter–Twain started out as a reporter–with a wild imagination and he’s not trying to fool you. You know immediately that he is filtering reality through what Hunter called ‘Gonzo.’”

“I know it’s in my interest, maybe in the interest of greatest good for me to smoke a joint and calm down.“

Brinkley: “The Great Gatsby” is how Hunter learned to write. He would type “The Great Gatsby” over and over again just to learn the music of Fitzgerald. “The Great Gatsby” was filled with anger that the whole deal in American life was rigged. Hunter identified with Fitzgerald I’d say more than any other writer. The difference is Fitzgerald would look in on the candy store window, look in on the storefronts of the rich. Hunter wanted to smash the windows.