Sister Jennifer wrote:
Quatermass wrote: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
I re-read Fear & Loathing only a few weeks ago. It's a trip & a half isn't? I find that kind of lifestyle both fascinating & frightening. I've not seen the movie, I don't think I'd bother with it.
Only a trip and a half? It's more like one big trip that can be divided into over a dozen.
And you're right about the lifestyle. It's fascinating, frightening, amusing and outrageous.
You have to love the mock police notice that Thompson makes up in the chapter about the antidrug convention. It's done as the voiceover of a 'documentary' film in the movie. "KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND"...
Funnily enough, Johnny Depp actually lived with Thompson for a time before filming. And Depp actually got his hair cut to match Thompson's own receding hairline. By Thompson himself. With a straight razor. While Thompson was wearing a mining helmet.
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor