History Literature / FearAndLoathingInLasVegas

19th Feb '17 5:52:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'' is a legendarily insane book written in 1971 by Creator/HunterSThompson, loosely based on two trips to UsefulNotes/LasVegas he took "in search of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream". The book was made into a film by Creator/TerryGilliam in 1998 starring Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/BenicioDelToro. An audio drama version was released on CD in 1996, with Harry Dean Stanton as the narrator, Creator/JimJarmusch as Duke, and Maury Chaykin as Gonzo.

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''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'' is a legendarily insane book written in 1971 by Creator/HunterSThompson, loosely based on two trips to UsefulNotes/LasVegas he took "in search of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream". The book was made into a film by Creator/TerryGilliam in 1998 starring Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/BenicioDelToro. An audio drama version was released on CD in 1996, with Harry Dean Stanton Creator/HarryDeanStanton as the narrator, Creator/JimJarmusch as Duke, and Maury Chaykin as Gonzo.


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* AuthorAvatar: Raoul Duke is an obvious stand-in for Thompson.
18th Nov '16 2:18:24 PM JakesBrain
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-->"There was simply no call, at this conference, for anything but a massive consumption of Downers: reds, grass, and booze, because because the whole program had apparently been set up by people who had been in a Seconal stupor since 1964. Here were more than a thousand top-level cops telling each other 'we ''must'' come to terms with the drug culture,' but they had no idea where to start. They couldn't even ''find'' the goddamn thing. There were rumors in the hallways that maybe the Mafia was behind it. Or perhaps the Beatles."

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-->"There was simply no call, at this conference, for anything but a massive consumption of Downers: reds, grass, and booze, because because the whole program had apparently been set up by people who had been in a Seconal stupor since 1964. Here were more than a thousand top-level cops telling each other 'we ''must'' come to terms with the drug culture,' but they had no idea where to start. They couldn't even ''find'' the goddamn thing. There were rumors in the hallways that maybe the Mafia was behind it. Or perhaps the Beatles."
18th Nov '16 1:04:00 PM TotemicHero
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Too many doses]] [[Music/AvengedSevenfold and I'm starting to get an attraction]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs [[caption-width-right:250:[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Too many doses]] [[Music/AvengedSevenfold doses and I'm starting to get an attraction]].]]
attraction.]]]]
1st Aug '16 12:13:52 PM DavidCowie
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** Lampshaded when Duke muses that if she ever took the stand, Lucy wouldn't be able to remember exactly what happened when she was under the effects of the drugs. Which of course would make her story impossible to deny, and cause the jury to assume the worst.
30th Jul '16 9:36:03 PM TV4Fun
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It starts at the line above and goes downhill from there. The story involves a mad journalist (Raoul Duke, based on Thompson) and his Samoan attorney (Dr. Gonzo, based on Chicano attorney/activist Oscar Zeta Acosta, with nationality changed to protect the [[strike:innocent]] guilty) traveling to Las Vegas to chronicle the Mint 400 desert bike race for ''Sports Illustrated'', consuming many, many illegal drugs in the process; [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in actuality]], both were glad to have an excuse to get out of L.A. because Acosta's radical friends thought that he was spending too much time with Thompson, whom they suspected of being a police agent ([[ProperlyParanoid not at all an unrealistic suspicion]] in 1970). When this falls through, in part due to their severe drug saturation, Raoul attempts to return to Los Angeles, but gets called back into Vegas by ''Rolling Stone'' for the National District Attorneys Association's Conference on Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. He accepts largely out of irony.

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It starts at the line above and goes downhill from there. The story involves a mad journalist (Raoul Duke, [[AuthorAvatar based on Thompson) Thompson]]) and his Samoan attorney (Dr. Gonzo, based on Chicano attorney/activist Oscar Zeta Acosta, with nationality changed to protect the [[strike:innocent]] guilty) traveling to Las Vegas to chronicle the Mint 400 desert bike race for ''Sports Illustrated'', consuming many, many illegal drugs in the process; [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in actuality]], both were glad to have an excuse to get out of L.A. because Acosta's radical friends thought that he was spending too much time with Thompson, whom they suspected of being a police agent ([[ProperlyParanoid not at all an unrealistic suspicion]] in 1970). When this falls through, in part due to their severe drug saturation, Raoul attempts to return to Los Angeles, but gets called back into Vegas by ''Rolling Stone'' for the National District Attorneys Association's Conference on Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. He accepts largely out of irony.
5th Jul '16 5:26:40 PM eroock
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* BingeMontage: Showing the main character going into a drug-fueled mania.


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* BingeMontage: Showing the main characters going into a drug-fueled mania.
5th Jul '16 5:25:59 PM eroock
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* BingeMontage: Showing the main character going into a drug-fueled mania.
5th Jul '16 5:24:52 PM eroock
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-->--'''Dr. Creator/SamuelJohnson''', as quoted at the beginning of the book, the film and the audio drama.

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-->--'''Dr.-->-- '''Dr. Creator/SamuelJohnson''', as quoted at the beginning of the book, the film and the audio drama.



'''''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream''''' is a legendarily insane book written in 1971 by Creator/HunterSThompson, loosely based on two trips to UsefulNotes/LasVegas he took "in search of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream". The book was made into a film by Creator/TerryGilliam in 1998 starring Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/BenicioDelToro. An audio drama version was released on CD in 1996, with Harry Dean Stanton as the narrator, Creator/JimJarmusch as Duke, and Maury Chaykin as Gonzo.

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'''''Fear ''Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream''''' Dream'' is a legendarily insane book written in 1971 by Creator/HunterSThompson, loosely based on two trips to UsefulNotes/LasVegas he took "in search of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream". The book was made into a film by Creator/TerryGilliam in 1998 starring Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/BenicioDelToro. An audio drama version was released on CD in 1996, with Harry Dean Stanton as the narrator, Creator/JimJarmusch as Duke, and Maury Chaykin as Gonzo.
18th Apr '16 9:30:54 PM MasoTey
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* FakeAssistedSuicide: Dr. Gonzo (after eating a huge amount of acid) asks Raoul Duke to [[ElectrifiedBathtub throw the tape player into his bathtub]] "when 'White Rabbit' peaks." Duke instead throws a grapefruit into the tub and makes away with the tape player.
10th Apr '16 4:30:15 PM darkmorpher
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* CasualCarGiveaway: The book opens with Duke and his attorney picking up a hitch-hiker as they drive to Las Vegas in a brand-new fireapple-red convertible. The kid's never ridden in a convertible before, and Duke briefly considers just giving it to him.

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* CasualCarGiveaway: The book opens with Duke and his attorney picking up a hitch-hiker hitchhiker as they drive to Las Vegas in a brand-new fireapple-red convertible. The kid's never ridden in a convertible before, and Duke briefly considers just giving it to him.
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