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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson
His brash, irreverent, fearless style of journalism – named "gonzo" after an anarchic blues riffed by James Booker - made Thompson an icon. Yet he was a walking contradiction: a whiskey-swilling, coke-snorting fiend who surprised nervous visitors with his courtly Southern manners. Careening out of control in his personal life, he maintained a steely-eyed conviction about righting wrongs. Today, at a time when "spin" has replaced the search for deeper meaning, Thompson remains an almost mythic crusader for truth, justice and a fiercely idealistic American way. Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, Thompson's story is told through his own words, which are given life by actor Johnny Depp.

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