Friday, October 28, 2011

Fear and Loathing in Puerto Rico

    Being a rabid Hunter S. Thompson fan for I guess more than almost two decades I just had to check out the new movie "The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp.
The Rum Diary

    The Rum Diary is the only work of fiction that Hunter ever published and it happened almost 40 years after it was written to quote the author "because it wasn't any good". I guess he dusted it off in the 90's and rewrote it some and now we have a movie that is loosely based on the source. The book isn't the best ever written and I'm not going to lie and say the movie is either but it is well worth a look. I think the movie is more about Hunter S Thompson than the fictional character in the novel Paul Kemp. There are eerie ghosts here and there of the man with lines such as "the American dream is just a piss puddle of greed" and of course "I smell bastards" shout of Hunter not Kemp. 

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