Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Two friends drive to Las Vegas. Sports writer Raoul Duke is going to cover the famous mint 400. His companion name is Dr. gonzo, and he's a lawyer. Review of the mint 400 due to the bad weather and lack of interest of the reviewer turns into a complete failure, and Duke and gonzo go to the casino.

  • Terry Gilliam

Release Date: 1998-05-22
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $18,500,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $10,680,275
Aurilia Golda
02 January 2009 | 11:05

This is not film, a blast. Already used that movies junkie or highly politicized, or lousy shot, or give much to think about. But "Fear and hatred" is very different first of all the plot: the main purpose is to show as addicts, and piece of the life of Duke and gonzo.

In principle, the film on what, just light notes of a journalist. But the production is so striking that impossible to put down from even after viewing. The mood of the 70's transferred so much like could not display the paintings of this genre. And the high after it is so psychedelic that you start to think: I think the Director he took a couple of wheels.

And these between funny to scary (Dr. gonzo with a knife) it is best to show the behavior under high. And of course, the film would have been nothing, if not great actors. Depp and del Toro so blended role on their place see not actors, a real person. Still, Raul had some Comedy, and gonzo, — a little intimidating, so as did not a harmless thing. Have not was funny when gonzo tried to throw the tape recorder in the tub.

Also worth noting is the hippie vibe, so expertly conveyed. Very remembered some details of the clothing of the main characters, and also psychedelic interiors of hotels. If such images make it clear: let go of the drug or no, but the psychedelic left. This Is Las Vegas.

The era of Alesde perfectly captures and sound like well-known songs (Shi s e leade), so and interest Jefferson Airplane. Long can recount interesting episodes of the movie, but here is clearly to tell about the picture is complicated. And this too is a big plus — as an addict is not connected might say that he saw under the buzz, and the viewer is not can retell a story. That there are images and the picture remains in my head.

And again: "Fear and hatred" it is better to look for a big company, it to it has. Want to make Las Vegas in my head — see this movie!

10 of 10

Prudence Tsai
06 December 2008 | 04:50

It's a shame that many such a serious film understand how Comedy the exciting everyday life of drug addicts. Hunter Thompson tried to challenge the entire bourgeois society, protesting against all this dirt which clings to man, always chasing money.

In fact, the acceptance of drugs by Professor Dr. — it is a way of opening your subconscious, inspired by Aldous Huxley and his "Doors of perception", the beatniks and their experimental poetry, but don't forget that the first of all it is a rebellion against the ingrained values of society.

Hunter Thompson was influenced by Jack Kerouac, with which went "broken generation". Jack worked on personal writing style, which is then a borrow, tried to stir up the established literary canons, surrendering his first manuscript of "on the road" written on metre piece of paper without a single punctuation mark. Kerouac was freedom-loving man and often went to travel with his friend Neal Cassidy, another one key figure in the history of the beatniks. Have they were a literary circle, which met usually in the publishing house of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, which was, incidentally, an interesting poet.

About the beat I could not to tell, because just after them and went hippie, which, in the recognition of Kerouac, different from the beat that he will 46 they 18. Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary and many others were anxious to make the world a little better. However, was whether he is better than following the adventures of Kesey and the merry pranksters or research by Timothy Leary on the impact of LSD on the human brain?

The whole film is imbued with sadness of unfulfilled hopes and a deep sense of hopelessness. Time flies, but nothing changed.

Individual words I want to Express my admiration for the game of Depp and Del Toro. The first one is so accustomed to role at times it seemed like you're watching a young replica of the iconic writer. And Benicio — just done with a time has proven that him any role at the shoulder.

10 of 10

Minda Rianon
18 May 2012 | 06:19

Fear and hatred in Las Vegas to say that up — not to say anything. It truly brilliant work of Director Terry Gilliam for the work of the great hunter S. Thompson "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegs) based on a biography.

The story of the two friends — journalist Raoul Duke in the played by johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro in the role of lawyer, Professor of journalism, Dr. gonzo, traveling to the city of sin Las Vegas in search of the coveted American dream. Racing on the red convertible. Chevrolet Impala from Sunny California through the desert, under the influence of Mescaline and LSD and with a suitcase full of drugs "of all sorts and colors" in the most memorable Trip in the heart of Las Vegas. But the main task of this trip — write an article about the largest mint 400 motorcycle races in the desert.

- U we were 2 bag of weed, 75 pills of mescaline, 5 packages acid, a half salt shaker of cocaine and a whole lot of tranquilizers of all kinds and colors and also tequila, rum, case of beer, a pint of pure ether, and amyl nitrate. Not whatever it was enough to travel. But if you began collecting the crap, it becomes difficult to stop.

The original set for the reason to a city where for possession of Marijuana — 20 sale for life, according to the movie, but I won't run far, so continued interest in picture.

I think the whole crew went to Psychedelic Trip, for would be impossible to feel the history and the atmosphere and the spirit 60's era hippie who was buried in bright acid colors, even when the participation of Dr. hunter S. Thompson.

Briefly about the actors

johnny Depp terrific played the role of Raoul Duke, frankly I'm not imagine who would perform the role better than Depp.

If we assume the ratio Depp to the works of hunter, then he belonged to him more respect. He read the book "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" in 15 years and immediately fell in love with her and 30 years hunter called him and offered to star in the film. Interest in the work was so strong, johnny had to shave his head in order to play a role. Johnny lived with Thompson for several months, studying its habits and manners. They talked in days all about different that while they become friends. in the picture Depp did the maximum of its capabilities, only one manner of movement under the influence of substances, from where he had the habit for a very long time, as he said in an interview. In General, great role in gorgeous film.

Benicio Del Toro in the role of Dr. Gonzo also thoroughly prepared for the role. Scored more than 18 kg before the shooting, and carefully studied the life of Oscar Acosta also played above all praise.

In my opinion, "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" deserves as low Oscar is just because grantno filmed, the acting without the slightest hint that in this scene, not enough of that, but here the fact that, here, each frame is interesting, I would say there is no negative points. Simple man in the street say — What can be interesting in the movie? nonsense two drug addicts, absolutely no sense, who value the creation of hunter S. Thompson and who suffer from the atmosphere of the 60's that if there was a time machine to move in the year is not hesitate would go there. The film is certainly worth every spent on it cents. At view the really interesting to see the actions of characters. As if you get in those same 60 years, where the hippies used LSD, sincerely enjoy life in bright colors, for casual and against all war. Visuals in the form of hallucinogenic trip, but also the sound of such iconic groups as "Jefferson Airplane" with such songs as "White Rabbit" "Somebody to Love" they perform in club "the Matrix". Direct and want to break into the film with them hang out.

" Great guru Tim Leary made a fatal mistake, he had to run around the America, preaching self-knowledge, not considering the grim reality awaiting all who took it seriously. These naive freaks believed that you can find peace soul understanding, buying for 3 dollars a pill of joy. Their loss the failures belong to us. Leary has ensured that had created the illusion of life, and result — generation of permanent cripples, so not understand the main, as old as the world the error of "Acid culture" — belief that someone or something is tending the light at the end of the tunnel"

10 of 10

How much has Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $10,680,275.
How much did it cost to make Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $18,500,000.
Who is the director of the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
This tv-show was directed by Terry Gilliam.
What is the genre of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Adventure, Comedy, Drama.
Who starred in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin, Larry Cedar.
What is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1998-05-22.