Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson / one sheet / USA

04.06.12

PosterPosterPoster
Title
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
AKA
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Year of Film
2008
Director
Alex Gibney
Starring
Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Documentary
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
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Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2008
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Ralph Steadman
Size (inches)
27" x 39 11/16"
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Tagline
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Artwork by the brilliant Ralph Steadman on this poster for Alex Gibney‘s documentary on the life of the late, great American journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. The title refers to Gonzo journalism, which is a style of reporting where the reporter involves themselves in the story to such a degree that they become a key part of it. The documentary features some fantastic, never-before-seen video recordings of Thompson as well as excerpts from audio tapes and unpublished manuscripts.

British artist Steadman was a long-time collaborator with Thompson and provided artwork for many of his articles and books, including the classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is also responsible for the artwork on the British poster for the 1980 film Where the Buffalo Roam, which is a semi-biographical story based on a period of time in Thompson’s life.

Director Gibney is also responsible for the brilliant documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room as well as several others.

The trailer for the film is on YouTube.

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  1. Author
    Posted by Brandt Hardin
    Date Posted
    on 14 June 2012

    Thompson has influenced the past few generations with his invention of Gonzo Journalism. The Good Doctor broke the mold on writing and changed the world and the voice of counter-culture. His work and antics will live on to influence even more generations to come. I paid tribute to Hunter S Thompson and his work with my portrait and article on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-memoriam-hunter-s-thompson.html