"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas": actors and story of creation
The film "Fear and Hatein Las Vegas. " Actors and creators of the picture themselves are of interest to the public. But this film differs from many others not only with interesting actor's works, but also with a worthy history.
Journalist Raul Duke decides to go tothe famous race "Mint 400" in Las Vegas, to then write about them an article. In the satellites, he decides to take his friend Dr. Gonzo. And in order for the journey to be faster and more interesting, the travelers stuff the trunk of their car with drugs of different varieties and colors.
On the way, Duke and Gonzo are met by many different peopleand get into a lot of rework. And they, as well as the audience, will have to constantly guess what is real, and what has arisen before their eyes under the influence of drugs.
Hunter S. Thompson and his book
The film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was filmedAccording to the book of the cult American writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson. In the second half of the last century, he wrote for the magazine "Rolling Stone" and went to Las Vegas to cover for the publication of the passing race in the city. These few days on the road turned out to be so memorable and bright that they were first told about them in the magazine, and then they were put in the basis of the book. Almost everything that happens to the heroes on the pages, happened to the journalist himself. Because it was so important for him who will play the hero, written off from him.
Hunter S. Thompson - one of the icons of America of the last century. He not only wrote about what he knew and saw, but also did a lot to glorify the famous "American dream." In search of this mysterious goal, he traveled almost all of America and met many people.
The journalist spent a lot of time with other bright peoplepersonalities of their country - bikers from the club "Angels of Hell". On the task of The Nation, Thompson was to write a few articles about the kings of the roads, and for this it is necessary to live and ride with them. This work took a year of the journalist's life and ended when several unfamiliar members of the club beat Thompson to death. That year was consecrated in a number of articles and in the book dedicated to the "Angels of Hell."
Thompson wrote several works that became popular all over the world. Among them, in addition to the story of the trip to the race, "Rum Diary", "The Curse of Hawaii", "The Kingdom of Fear".
History of filming
For a long time the idea of withdrawing "Fear and hatredin Las Vegas. " The actors were invited and dropped out of the project. The main role could play John Cusack or Keanu Reeves. For a long time it was not possible to find a director. Initially, the film was to remove Jack Nicholson. But his attempt failed. After that, for the adaptation of the novel, they did not dare to take up for a long time, fearing a new failure.
However, history attracted. Because some time later, Alex Cox took up the job, which by that time had become famous, having shot the film "Sid and Nancy" with Gary Oldman in the title role. Cox set about adapting the book for the script and invited the main roles of Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. However, he was unable to film this film. After the conflict with Thompson, Cox left the project.
It was decided to offer participation in the projectfamous director Terry Gilliam, famous for the surrealism of films. And he has already finished work on the film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". The actors remained the same, which Alex Cox invited.
For the filming of the desert was chosen Nevada, Las Vegasand Los Angeles. But these locations have changed a lot since Hunter S. Thomson drove there. Therefore, before the first shots were filmed, a team was sent to "grow old" these places.
American actor Johnny Depp was one of thefirst, who was invited to the role in the film adaptation. He was offered to play journalist Raul Duke, whose prototype was Hunter S. Thompson. As the actor himself admitted, the book was a favorite reading in his youth. He first read it at the age of seventeen and since then he managed to learn almost by heart. Because he was enthusiastic to play in the film adaptation. But the project dragged on for many years. During this time Depp had time to try himself in the role of director and to shoot his own film "The Brave" about the Indian Raphael, who sacrificed himself for the benefit of the family.
A lot was done for the success of the movie "Fear andhatred in Las Vegas "actors. For a long time Depp was preparing to shoot. In order to understand his hero, he spent days at Thompson's house, listened to his stories, wrote down some details and asked questions. During this time they managed to make friends.
In order to look more like your hero,Depp decided to change his hair and shave his hair. But Thompson was dissatisfied with the change in the appearance of a friend and said that his baldness looks unnatural. And then the journalist himself corrected Depp's hair, bringing it closer to the one worn by himself at the time.
Johnny Depp has repeatedly stated that the film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" - one of the most important pages in his biography.
Benicio Del Toro
The famous Hollywood actor Benicio Del Toro,Like Johnny Depp, was invited by Alex Cox. While there were elections of the director, places for shootings were prepared and the script was written, he had time to prepare for shootings.
All those involved in the project were sure thatactors and roles of the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" must match. Because Benicio Del Toro also had to change to be more like a companion of Hunter S. Thompson. The actor had to gain a few dozen kilograms and grow hair.
The film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was notwarmly received by critics. However, the audience paid more attention not to reviews, but to reviews. The film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is considered one of the most popular among low-budget.