Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
The debut documentary feature from television director Wayne Ewing (Homicide: Life on the Street), Breakfast With Hunter attempts to offer viewers an inside look into the life and mind of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Along with discussions of his past writings, the film explores the tumultuous process of adapting Thompson's most famous book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, to film. Along with writers P.J. O'Rourke and George Plimpton, interviews are featured with actors John Cusack, Benicio del Toro, and Johnny Depp, who played Thompson when Fear and Loathing finally came to fruition under the direction of Terry Gilliam.
journalism, writer, career-retrospective, infamy, nonconformity, politics, renegade, behind-the-scenes, interview