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Friday, July 4, 2008
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Magnolia Pictures)
Alex Gibney has had his hand in some of the best recent documentaries on politics and hot button issues. Working as producer, writer and/or director, Gibney has been involved in The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Who Killed the Electric Car?, No End in Sight, and Taxi to the Dark Side. Gibney's latest documentary is Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson . This time out, Gibney serves as writer, director, and producer as he paints a portrait of the iconoclastic journalist and author who thought -- and proved -- that writers could be like rock stars.
July 08, 2008 at 08:11 AM
Good enough for fans of the man and interesting enough for the curious. Mostly, it's a decent documentary on a man's life, the highlight anyway.
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