Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 

Journalists don't typically achieve rock star status, but then again, Hunter S. Thompson was not your typical journalist. A boozing, drug-addled gun nut blessed with a wit that could slice glass, the not-so-good "doctor" practically invented gonzo journalism with subversive classics such as "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72."

Incorporating home movies, rare television footage and some innovative reenactments, the film hits the touchstones of Thompson's manic career. Gibney also benefits from interviews with his subject's loved ones, colleagues and admirers, an impressive lineup that includes Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart, Jimmy Buffett, Pat Buchanan and Thompson's first wife, Sondi Wright.

Thompson's singular outrageousness is tough to capture, but Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney does as well as can be expected in  "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson," playing Thursday through Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. R

"?Phil Bacharach

Pin It
Favorite

Tags: ,

More by OKG Archives

Latest in Film

Dust to Eat @ Oklahoma History Center

View all of today's events »

© 2022 Oklahoma Gazette / Tierra Media Inc. All rights reserved.
REPRODUCTION OF CONTENT IN ANY MANNER WITHOUT PERMISSION IS PROHIBITED.
TO OBTAIN PERMISSION, CONTACT US

Powered by Foundation