Hunter S. Thompson

Death of the American Dream

Dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson was a champion of fun. If he is remembered at all, it is through exaggerated shades of his personality. Bill Murray in Where the Buffalo Roam, and Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are examples of this. Although these are hilarious depictions of the man himself, he was …

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Rum and Loathing in San Juan

The Rum Diary should be a better film than it is. The main problem with it is that there’s not one character with whom we can identify, or who is even remotely likeable. It’s based on a 1959 novel by Hunter S. Thompson, when the gonzo journalist was just 22. It remained unpublished until 1998. …

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