History Literature / FearAndLoathingInLasVegas

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.
28th Feb '16 1:32:22 PM MasoTey
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* HarmfulToHitchhikers: In an early scene, Duke and Gonzo threaten and terrorize a hitchhiker.
5th Feb '16 5:54:24 AM Elan
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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.
29th Jan '16 10:06:51 AM DavidCowie
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* DrugsAreGood: They're certainly useful if you're bummed about how TheSixties turned out.

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* DrugsAreGood: They're certainly useful if you're bummed about how TheSixties turned out. Also, Duke and Gonzo are not shown to suffer any permanent consequences from their various bad trips.
28th Jan '16 3:08:40 PM Tork
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* CatchPhrase: "As your attorney, I advise you to..."

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* CatchPhrase: "As your attorney, I advise you to..."" Usually followed by advice no attorney should give their client.
27th Jan '16 9:25:04 PM Gideoncrawle
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* CoolHat: Notably averted. Duke's hats and allegedly CoolShades are mostly horribly uncool. Which is part of his demented charm, really.

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* CoolHat: Notably averted.Inverted. Duke's hats and allegedly CoolShades are mostly horribly uncool. Which is part of his demented charm, really.
26th Dec '15 4:39:37 PM nombretomado
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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 the AmericanDream". 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 the AmericanDream".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.



* AmericanDream: [[MacGuffin The questing object of the protagonists]].
31st Oct '15 7:32:14 AM DavidCowie
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* LighterAndSofter: The audio drama version does not include the scenes where Gonzo terrorises the waitress and the hotel maid.
15th Oct '15 5:37:05 AM JamesAustin
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* CastingGag[=/=]CreatorCameo: The real Creator/HunterSThompson shows up in a hallucination/flashback sequence to his youth.

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* CastingGag[=/=]CreatorCameo: CreatorCameo: The real Creator/HunterSThompson shows up in a hallucination/flashback sequence to his youth.
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