Archive for the 'Hunter S. Thompson' Category

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Like many who become enamored with the work (and life) of Hunter S. Thompson, my own fascination began in the early 90s around the age of fifteen. And like many, the initial attraction had more to do with the outsize caricature of the man and his exploits than his prowess behind his IBM Selectric. And […]

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I picked up Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary upon its ’98 release and then kept up with tales of a supposed film adaptation for years afterwards. Bouncing in and out of development and pre-production, by the mid ’00s most fans had largely given up any hope of the film coming to fruition. But alas, […]

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.” – Hunter S. Thompson Lately I have been re-submerging myself in all things HST related and I’m here to report that doing so is a good thing. First, I watched Alex Gibney’s 2007 documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

“I hate to advocate weird chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone… but they’ve always worked for me.” – Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Listen, I’m not here to defend the original feature film based on the writings of Hunter S. Thompson entitled Where The Buffalo Roam (1980)…oh wait, yes I am, but I’ll be brief. […]

Monday, July 30th, 2007

It was just announced that Johnny Depp will indeed inhabit the persona, and reprise the role, of his late friend, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in the upcoming film adaptation of Thompson’s first (autobiographical) novel The Rum Diary. Your Drunkard has read most everything the good Doctor has written, and think with Depp, again on board, […]