The Rum Diary Script

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Director:Bruce Robinson
Written by:Bruce Robinson (Screenplay), Hunter S. Thompson (Story)

Script Synopsis:Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s 'The Lost Generation', Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman and her fiancée, a businessman involved in shady property development deals.  It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.

Where The Buffalo Roam Script

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Director:Art Linson
Written by:Hunter S. Thompson (Story), John Kaye (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Director:Terry Gilliam
Written by:Terry Gilliam (Screenplay), Hunter S. Thompson (Author), Tony Grisoni (Screenplay), Tod Davies (Screenplay), Alex Cox (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.