30 October 2011

Question Time

Saw "Rum Diary" today.

A film most appropriate for our time.

You might like it.







Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas said...

The trailers i've seen have been, literally, fifteen second drive-bys, but, as a devotee of Bruce Robinson, I'm sure I'll check it out.

(though the one, lengthier clip I've seen looks as though Depp is channeling Withnail from Withnail & I.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

I did not think much of Thompson's first novel, I may get some argument about this, first novels are not often a writer's best offering. I am going to have to give the book a re-read to see if I still hold to that opinion. Given all that, it was a novel much easier to form into a film than his others.

Great music, widely interspersed, in the film too.

RossK said...

In the end, as he sheepishly not-quite, but almost, told Charlie Rose, Thompson came to know that he never had a real, straight-shot novel in him.

Then again, he kind of knew he never had the true heart and mind of a journalist in him either.


He actually thought he had failed when he sent Warren Hinkle that Ralph Steadman-assisted Derby Day piece.

What he did have was a real gimmick though.

Which was, as he also said, an ability to really and truly write what was in his own head.

Which, if you ask me, is more than enough.

Way more.


Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

I like that. Like it a lot. Was it Thompson who said, "Buy the ticket. Take the ride."?