Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (film)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (film)

(July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after abetting a robbery. He subsequently joined the United States Air Force before moving into journalism. He traveled frequently, including stints in California, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, before settling in Aspen, Colorado, in the early 1960s.

Raoul Duke  The protagonist of the narrative and a stand-in for the author, Hunter S. Thompson. Duke is a heavy drinker and drug user. As a result, he is prone to erratic and outrageous behavior, but he does occasionally display compassion for the people around him.

DIRECTOR:Terry Gilliam RELEASE DATE:1998 ACTORS:Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro

BASIC INFORMATION

Dr. Gonzo  Dr. Gonzo is Duke's insane attorney, who is a surrogate of Oscar Zeta Acosta. He is usually seen behaving on a level slightly above that of a wild animal, constantly on drugs, and looking for trouble.

MAIN CHARACTERS

Hunter Stockton Thompson

TRAILER

It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels toward Las Vegas—accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo—to cover a motorcycle race. What should be a cut-and-dried journalistic assignment quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey. Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro show no mercy in bringing Hunter S. Thompson’s excoriating dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.

PLOT

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS


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