Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gonzo



Excellent. A documentary about Hunter S. Thompson by the director of Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room.

Hunter Thompson was like the evil beautiful uncle to William Burroughs wise nefarious grandfather to me.

A lot of how I think and feel was inspired by these two writers. Gonzo had terrific interviews, archival footage, revelations, (I had no idea of the depth of conspiracy surrounding Nixon's conspiracies!) and interviews with ex-wives, Jann Wenner, George McGovern, Ralph Steadman (these were especially charming) and readings by Johnny Depp.

A must see documentary. They don't make spirits like this very often.

1 comment:

tweetey30 said...

Sounds interesting. Usually not into documentaries but this one sounds very interesting.