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05.05.2013 | | Posted at 09:07 AM

The story behind the story

By David Luhrssen
  If you’re not a fan of world-saving superheroes, chances are the summer movie you’re most looking forward to is The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and Baz Luhrman in the director’s chair. For a little context on the source material, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s contender for Great American Novel, check out the documentary “The Great Gatsby: Midnight in ...
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

Johnny Depp portrays young Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was several years short of finding his voice as a writer...
11.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Hunter S. Thompson was considered past his peak when he killed himself in 2005. During the high times of the 1960s and �70s, however, Thompson helped revitalize journalism through the audacity of his reporting and his willingness to use the tactics of fiction in the strategy of finding truth. Filmmaker Alex Gibson�s Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, out now on DVD, is an e...
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - Midnight

Though it takes the unusual step of acknowledging the infamous writer’s less than productive final years, like just about every study of its subject, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, is guilty of over-romanticizing Thompson’s quirks. Still, the documentary is one of the most comprehensive looks at Thompson’s legacy, focusing not only on his drug-addled writings but also his curious forays into politics. Assisting...
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

Today @ the Times Cinema - 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Though it takes the unusual step of acknowledging the infamous writer’s less than productive final years, like just about every study of its subject, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, is guilty of over-romanticizing Thompson’s quirks. Still, the documentary is one of the most comprehensive looks at Thompson’s...

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