Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Great Man Remembered


Dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson 
July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005

Six years ago today, one of the greatest and last truly outlaw writers allegedly took his own life in his home. I could write an entire blog this man, along with the influence his writing had on the crazier slant of the American intellectual community or pop culture, but that may be a future project....who knows.



For those who only know him from the two films based on his books "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" with Johnny Depp and "Where the Buffalo Roam" with Sir William Murray, I can't recommend you read "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72" and "The Great Shark Hunt" to get a proper grasp of this incredible American author's depth and professionalism.



Though a release date has not been announced, Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as Thompson (under Thompson's pseudonym, Paul Kemp) in the upcoming film "The Rum Diary" and I personally can't wait to see him take on that role again.

We still miss you, you crazy fucker!

23 comments:

-DO- said...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of my favorit movies but i never tried to find out who's idea it was. Thanks for the info, definitely going to buy Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.

Innovations said...

hunter s thompson is a monster, i love him

Siphil said...

I absolutely love this guy. I remember reading about him wanting to frame the government for his suicide, how awesome.

Ahy said...

I still can't belive that's acutally Johnny Depp. He looks soo ugly.
If you compare Jack Sparrow with Raoul Duke you'd never guess it's the same man. He's a true shapeshifter.

mmmpieohyeah said...

dude I've seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, it was absolutley awesome and here we have the guy behind that masterpiece! thnx man!

UncommissionedArt said...

Everyone loves Hunter S. Thompson! Im a huge fan, personally. Digging the blog dude, Im definitely following.

The Innocuous Bison said...

I wonder if how they'll broach his suicide.. if at all

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so sad about it

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Tony Storm said...

i always admired him for not giving a crap of how crazy the media said he where, because he know it was all truth and he loved being like that

M. said...

the pictures made me lol

Astronomy Pirate said...

Probably one of the most brilliant insane people in the world. His view was unique and put the world in perspective.

l33 v4n cl33f said...

he was a badass

Patti D. said...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is an awesome movie and Johnny looks a lot like him.

fabio_2007 said...

great pics

cooperlife said...

That last pic was so funny I almost blew my drink out of my nose! Great stuff, man, following from now on!

metalpark_73189 said...

Never read his books but I will now dude, I'm going to the library later and I'll pick some out, thanks!

SamuriFerret said...

I actually love Hunter S. Thompson. He's a hero to us all. R.I.P. you mad goon.

Alopix said...

Hunter S. Thompson was a very cool guy and for sure a unique journalist.

Questions said...

Thompson rocks!

The Game said...

He was a great man indeed ^^

Shutterbug said...

First time I've heard about this dude. thanks for the info.

Scott said...

I'm one of those who only know of him from Fear and Loathing. Hilarious film.

Rachel Neilson said...

I have so much respect for this guy because he dosen't give a shit.