Gonzo – The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

June 2, 2008

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Hunter S. Thompson was an American Hero in the truest sense of the word. That’s why I think it’s particularly fitting that Gonzo is slated to open on July 4th*. There’s a much high quality trailier available at Apple, but for those of you who can’t be bothered, here’s the YouTube version:

* although I freely admit it’d be even better if it would open someplace you could smoke, drink Wild Turkey and set off fireworks (and handguns) (and howitzers) while you watched it. You know Doc would have wanted it that way.

Editing Hunter S. Thompson

May 14, 2005

In this month’s Columbia Journalism Review, Robert Love muses on his 23 year ride as editor for many of Hunter Thompson’s articles, in “A Technical Guide for Editing Gonzo

Love edited about a dozen of HST’s articles over that span, and slowly came to understand the nature of the process itself. In this article, he goes back over his notes and recounts some of his more interesting experiences.
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