Hunter S. Thompson was not only a infamous writer and journalist â€“ he was also a living legend whose persona often overshadowed his work. Director Alex Gibney intelligently interviews a broad spectrum of Thompson's peers, and paints a vivid portrait that reveals what a larger-than-life icon he was. What's remarkable is how daring he truly was in taking on the establishment, and how absent that voice is today. This informative film will also give you an insight into the American political scene in Hunter S. Thompson’s time.
Alex Gibney has directed and produced several succesful documentary features, often with serious subjects. He was nominated for an Oscar with ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (2005), and in 2007 he won for TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, a film about an innocent Afghan taxi driver that was tortured to death by the American Government. The same year he recieved an Oscar nomination as executive producer for NO END IN SIGHT, about the mistakes made in the Iraq war.