History Literature / FearAndLoathingInLasVegas

11th Aug '17 7:28:23 AM LordOfTheSword
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A plot summary cannot cover the radically unique feel of the book. Largely written in a stream of consciousness, the book covers the tail end and self-destruction of the '60s freedom and drug culture and the beginning of the increasing tightness of the 1970s.

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A plot summary cannot cover the radically unique feel of the book. Largely written in a stream of consciousness, the book covers the tail end and self-destruction of the '60s freedom and drug culture and the beginning of the increasing tightness of the 1970s.
1970s. As one summary said, it can be said to be an increasingly desperate search for the American Dream in a time where it seems impossible.
17th Jul '17 10:54:03 AM fgenzo159
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17th Jul '17 10:53:04 AM fgenzo159
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18th Jun '17 8:37:00 PM BobSaget9
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* MoodWhiplash: When [[spoiler:Dr. Gonzo threatened the waitress with a knife]], you knew the slapstick was over.

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* MoodWhiplash: When [[spoiler:Dr. Dr. Gonzo threatened the waitress with a knife]], knife, you knew the slapstick was over.
9th Apr '17 2:09:05 AM WillBGood
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* AdaptationalModesty: Quite a few scenes in the book where Gonzo (and sometimes Duke) is walking around butt naked have him partially dressed instead, probably due to the MPAA's discomfort with MaleFrontalNudity.



* DownerEnding: The film ends on a high note with the dash to the airport, but before that we get several scenes of Gonzo becoming threatening and violent, most notably with the waitress in the diner and the maid who tried to clean their room. The drug fuelled craziness starts losing its entertainment value when it starts hurting other people instead of just Duke and Gonzo.

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* DownerEnding: The film ends on a high note with the dash to the airport, but before that we get several scenes of Gonzo becoming threatening and violent, most notably with the waitress in the diner and the maid who tried to clean their room. The drug fuelled drug-fueled craziness starts losing its entertainment value when it starts hurting other people instead of just Duke and Gonzo.


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* DutchAngle: Used frequently to convey the disorienting effects of the drugs.
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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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.
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