Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Posted by FoM on December 27, 1999 at 09:51:21 PT
Comes To The Big Screen
Source: Las Vegas SUN 
Explaining our position...slumming at the old Psychiatrist's club...the book coughs up the film..."The best book on the dope decade," sniffed the New York Times Book Review."It's one whoosh of a book!" gushed that notable literary authority, Women's Wear Daily.
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," Hunter S. Thompson's epochal tale of drug-enhanced Sin City paranoia, has finally gone respectable. Even the more repugnant of Dr. Gonzo's neon hallucinations have come to life in a new film, starring Johnny Depp and Benecio Del Toro and directed by the visionary behind "Brazil" and "12 Monkeys," Terry Gilliam.Opening May 22 nationwide, this special section brings you an in-depth look at Thompson's book, an extra's on-the-set odyssey, a search for the lost places that Dr. Gonzo visited and a review of the film by one of the poor, delirious bastards who actually lives here in the town at the end of the "savage journey to the heart of the American Dream." Bookmark this page, if your heart's strong enough. We've seen here for a review."Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is a book about drugs. In fact, it can be read as a savage elegy on the utopian expectations of the 1960s drug culture. We've based our navigation bar on some of the substances from the infamous litany of drugs that Thompson claims to have had in the trunk of his "Great Red Shark" (a rented Chevy convertible) at the book's outset. doesn't condone the use of illegal substances. The icons reflect the spirit of the book. Like the drugs themselves, you won't know what kind of trip you're on till you click on its icon. It's a safer way to explore the twisted Gonzo universe of Hunter S. Thompson. Cocaine      Ether Link To Article: 27, 1999All contents  1996 - 1999 Las Vegas Sun, Inc.
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