If you want to know why Animals, Whores & Dialogue stands out from all the other documentary movies about Hunter S. Thompson, take one look at the cover of the DVD and you will find the answer. The image used is that of Hunter sitting in front of his typewriter, at work on his Hey Rube column for ESPN, which encapsulates the very essence of this documentary. The previous offering from Wayne Ewing, the rollicking Breakfast with Hunter, opted for a cover featuring the infamous Gonzo logo, which similarly reflected the direction of the film. That is not to say that the first instalment presented an unbalanced portrait of Hunter, but rather there was a mixture of both man and myth. Contemplative moments at Owl Farm were counterbalanced by the more hectic elements of life on the road, with Hunter living up to his Raoul Duke persona. Continue reading
Great news folks,
Wayne Ewing returns with the eagerly anticipated sequel to Breakfast with Hunter. Anointed as the official “man behind the camera” by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the critically acclaimed producer, director and cinematographer brings us yet another intimate portrait of one of the most important figures in 2oth Century American literature. It is an invaluable record but its brilliance resides in Ewing’s ability to pierce the shroud of myth surrounding Thompson to reveal the true artist and writer beneath. The title of this sequel – Animals, Whores & Dialogue, stems from the words affixed to Thompson’s typewriter – subject matter that he turned to in order to fire up the Gonzo engine and get into gear as the high priest of hedonism who danced right to the edge of the abyss as he lamented the death of the American Dream.
With a release date of July 13th head on over to Wayne Ewing’s Official Site and order your copy today.
Another great update by Wayne Ewing to be found here.
I highly recommend you check it out – it is pure vintage Hunter at his best/worst. 🙂
I also noticed that Wayne is working on Breakfast With Hunter 2
Can’t wait for that!