58 comments. The bigest fear that I have in my life is that my dad will never see what I acomplish in life because of his age. . This thread is archived. Close. Still, (a) I already have that problem with literally every Terry Gilliam movie I've seen, (b) I don't think anybody but Terry could have really pulled this off, and (c) at least that aspect of the movie seems to be faithful to the original. I didn't know any of the actors or the director. . Gilliam was very loyal to the book, adapting it very literally, and which caused some problems. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda. Maybe not enough to have the message slam into like with the book, but it still allowed you to know what it was going for, which does deserve some merit as it prevents the film from being simple gross overindulgence. Whenever the voiceover would start, my suspension of disbelief always failed to, well, suspend. booming through the Treasure Island tunnel at the lights of Oakland and Berkeley and Richmond, not quite sure which turn-off to take when I got to the other end (always stalling at the toll-gate, too twisted to find neutral while I fumbled for change) . I know what I'm doing when I get home from work tonight! It's a half comedy that feels like a roller coaster. Especially with the cinematography; the filters and techniques that were used really let a sober viewer feel the uncoordinated and surreal nature of the trip. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the bestofnetflix community. Although Depp really nailed it, Murray had his own version which I enjoyed greatly. It seems like a lifetime, or at least a Main Era—the kind of peak that never comes again. ", "There was madness in any direction, at any hour. This subreddit is dedicated to the book/movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream" written by Hunter S. Thompson. On screen, they're simply cartoonish and ridiculous—genuinely impressively so—but rarely any more than that. I would just like to add my two cents (sorry i'm a bit late). It misses a lot of what Thompson was seeking to say with his book. I have get this thought out of my mind after lots os reflection about it. Depp's "Hunter" is a cartoon character, mugging and prancing and doing almost nothing else, and the film seems to make no effort whatsoever to give you the tongue-in-cheek attitude or irony needed to contextualize the narration as anything which makes sense within the word of the film or as a commentary on it. I really wanted to get a sense of what other people thought of the film. Gilliam occasionally bridges that gap, but not often and even then rarely wholly. . . Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The people who champion this movie because of the drugs, alcohol and reckless behavior don't understand the main point of this movie. And clearly the film is not on that same level. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I realize that explains this film exactly, just wondering if there are some other classics or something that never made it out of the shadows that I may be missing? So for sure, the movie's all over the map and seems not to hold much in the way of plot or character arcs. Maybe not, in the long run . Not necessarily related to Thompson, but particularly the wild scenes, narration (or not), overall message or idea (/u/tkilgore said it best "about the loss of opportunity, about the passing of time, and reflecting if any of it really mattered"), with or without drug frenzies? save. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Discussion. I thought it was difficult to get a solid opinion on as well. This subreddit is for your recommendations of what to watch on Netflix, regardless of whether it can be seen instantly online. I don't buy for a second that Johnny Depp's dumbass, barely aware character is really the one having these insights into the counterculture, or even capable of being aware of what's occurring around him even while sober. hide. Also, if you know a little about Hunter S. Thompson, the film makes a lot more sense. I love e this book, and, as such, an terrified to see the movie. For what it is, it's a pretty damn solid "summary" of what Hunter Thompson's original work accomplished. But I doubt many are fully understanding the point of the film. Since the novel was released in 1971 millions of people has been following the psychadelic adventures of journalist **Raoul Duke** (*played by Johnny Depp in the 1998 movie version*) and his 'attorney' **Dr. Gonzo** (*played by Benicio Del Toro*). The atmosphere was absolutely nailed as well, from the desert to the confined spaces of the hotels. Shoutout to whoever posted something about this movie a few days back. He is my best friend, my safe place, the person I trust no matter what, the person that tought me every value that I have and that I know. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. share. But, yeah, I digress. Where The Buffalo Roam was briefly available to watch on Netflix. There is a particular scene in which the hotel room is just desecrated and I was repulsed by it. You pick up on the little things. Six? The trouble it gave you with disbelief didn't bother me as I don't think the film was worried about hiding its artifice, and it united the madness together (plus, Thompson's prose is wonderful to hear). He has a very fragile health. With that said, this meaning-by-narration is pretty clunky and again comes down to difficulties transplanting Thompson's vision due to overly loyal adaptation—Gilliam wanted to get as much of Thompson's prose in the movie as possible, I guess. Press J to jump to the feed. Sure those parts are fun, but it's about the loss of opportunity, about the passing of time, and reflecting if any of it really mattered. This movie's definitely something of a surreal mess, but while I can't necessarily say that it's faithful to Thompson's vision or aesthetic since I don't know much about the novel or the man, it does seem to come from a consistent place stylistically and I found it to be at least aesthetically pleasing throughout. I may watch it again, but I do feel fine saying that I did enjoy the film. It's not that I didn't like the film, I actually posted this because I didn't know if liked it or not. . Let me summarize the genius of this film, and Hunter Thompson with one magnificent quote: “Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Discussion . . I try to separate the mediums and find it stupid to compare books and films. Whether this means that his portrayal is a realistic one or not, it's important to note. This subreddit is dedicated to the book/movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream" written by Hunter S. Thompson. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. ", "And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. That being said, this isn't the movie for everyone. . I'd say that scene reflects the movie's attitude. Five years later? Ultimately, I like Fear and Loathing more than you, but it is best enjoyed scene-to-scene than as a whole. It's hard to discuss strictly from an objective film perspective because of how important the source material is to me personally. Sort by. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The cinematography and content gradually get under your skin. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Yet more importantly it's what drives them to seek this fun--wanderlust, disappoint, the "death of the American dream" which make it more meaningful than a bunch of idiots shooting up for a weekend. So here it is, my biggest fear in life. . but being absolutely certain that no matter which way I went I would come to a place where people were just as high and wild as I was: No doubt at all about that.

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