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The Rum Diaries

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by joostebrood, 1 February 2005.

  1. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    I'm looking forward to this one, it's in pre-production for 2 years now. It's with the same leading actors as Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro) I think it's even based on a book written by the same writer as Fear & Loathing.

    Anyone heard about this one?
     
  2. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    Excellent, I hadn't heard about this. Found this plot summary:

    Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s.

    Johnny Depp's performance in Fear and Loathing is remarkable. I think I might have to check out the book.
     
  3. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Fear And Loathing was such a great movie. I have never laughed so hard.
     
  4. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    Haha, it's genius, it has made me feel very anxious at times though. American pleb Josh Hartnettttt has been confirmed for the Rum Diary. Del Torro is another fine actor.
     
  5. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Del Torro was great in 21 Grams. I'm going to Vegas this year, let's see what happens there.
     
  6. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    wait a second, you noobs dont know who hunter s thompson is... he is the central chacter and author of all of these books and movies(soon to be).... joost im surprised at you, i read the rum diaries and fear and loathing, hunter s thompson is an american genius
     
  7. joostebrood

    joostebrood Premiership

    4 March 2002
    Hewwwy, I didn't say I didn't know him, I just haven't read his books yet. I know a little about the Gonzo journalism during that era. I heard Thompson thought the movie was funny, but he felt it wasn't very realistic (the amounts of drugs and stuff). Gonzo journalists were meant to go for a story and go unprepared, on drugs (or something like that). So they would find out about the story from another perspective.

    Sounds great
     
  8. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    read the books... much better then the movie
     
  9. smango

    smango Guest

    One of my favourite movies of this genre.

    Heres some of the great quotes from the movie

     

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