Gonzo
(2008)

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A chronological look at the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005), with commentary by his wives, fellow journalists, elected officials, friends, and others. Key incidents detailed are his run for sheriff of a Colorado county, his book on the Hell's Angels, his writing for "Rolling Stone" about Las Vegas, Jimmy Carter, and George McGovern, and his connection to alcohol, drugs, and guns. A thesis of the film is that Thompson's persona as a Gonzo journalist devoured him. Archival footage of Thompson, Vietnam protests, 60's exuberance, political campaigns, and a Hollywood movie provide texture.

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