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Hunter S. Thompson – Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision

A fascinating, 30 year old BBC documentary on the Good Doctor and Ralph Steadman, five years after Nixon’s resignation, and on a road trip to Hollywood (to work on what would become “Where the Buffalo Roam“).

Includes an interesting scene of John Dean chatting with Hunter about his Watergate testimony (at about 32 minutes), the birth of the “Re-Elect Nixon Campaign” (with a Bill Murray cameo), and a remarkably eerie scene with Hunter and Ralph planning Hunter’s final monument and his ashes being shot into the air, long before the actual fact.

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  1. You need to watch this somewhere else! Who the F*** mixes this dumb track over the documentary?!

  2. ya really..Gonzo The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S Thompson is a much much better documentary. I believe it has a pretty good protrayal of the man the way he was wanted to be seen by the world. Much love and respect Hunter. RIP

  3. You are surely missed rip

  4. My hero

  5. trust the scumbag brits and there BBC to devalue this man and his incredible work, typical condescending English, just listen to how they talk about him in this doc, shame on them, they dont deserve to be in his presence

  6. Few writers transfer well to screen, something Thompson is acutely aware of in this documentary.

    p.s Hang the narrator

  7. Hunter S. Thompson is in his own class of journalism, The Rum Diaries is one of my favorite reads. Great Video.

  8. Hunter S. Thompson is in his own class of journalism, The Rum Diaries is one of my favorite reads. Great Video.

  9. it’ great to be able to view the entire documentary after seeing bits and pieces in Gonzo by Alex Gibney.