Johnny Vegas

Submitted by on Oct 23, 2015

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, 1998 Director: Terry Gilliam Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro This film written and said very little. Whether the criticism has not yet decided how to treat it, or the reason lies in something else, but available in any case does not become. However, I sincerely believe that “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”deserves close attention. According to the director’s idea (and its idea, as it is known, based on the contents of the book Hunter Thompson), two friends are sent to do a report about motorcycle racing, decided to turn a business trip in rows rather peculiar vacation. Overstocked wonderfully nemerenoe number of drugs, colorful – the color of waiting for their hallucinations – shirts and rent luxury cars convertible, as well as handle the attracted to one of them, as a bonus to the car, they go on the 15th highway – the only road leading to Las Vegas. America’s capital of gambling meets their bright lights neon lights, familiarity with the hideous monsters that await journalism professor Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo at the hotel bar, where they booked, as well as the refusal of administration of the concert hall, which extends the performance Debbie Reynolds to perceive their humor. Unable to bear this heavy life, the first dealt Gonzo. After a failed suicide attempt to the sounds poignant songs he is serving to their historical homeland. But too many adventures do not happen, and soon our glorious lawyer is in the same plane with a religious fanatic, that even being in sound mind and memory, manages to draw from such TV portraits of Barbara Streisand, that they can easily compete with visions of Duke. The journalist at the time were morally raped by road peace officer, and upon arrival at the hotel understands what it means uncomplicated word”disappointment”- to eat the remaining”wheel”alone it will not be allowed, it is necessary to share with the hungry tranquilizers friend. Their co-absorption of drugs this time leads to a truly frightening results: it is not clear what causes greater horror – the form of the shattered rooms or fantastic costume Raoul Duke. It is interesting that the film can be viewed from two fundamentally different seems to me, points of view. Firstly, to stay in his usual place – the place of man immersed in the problems of everyday life, is trying to sober as possible within his social group (agree, no matter how strong or a strength of will, it is difficult to perform this yourself at the beginning of say, the week promises to work for their own and society, rather than to go drink beer with friends, when these same friends urged on you, at best, on a daily basis), and highlight for one reason or another two hours on what to see This movie. Frankly, the first time I went on this way, but usually try to look at the film from the inside, somehow get used to it, otherwise you can lose all the pleasure of viewing. But the heavy work days took their toll, and now and then I caught myself thinking about what a good idea to turn off the recorder, at least, inspired by the prospect of more to finish a movie mood. Puny remember my impressions, but something in memory postponed, I could not understand whether to laugh hysterically, watching dissolved on the screen, or to succumb to at least a strong temptation to extend the terrified eyes to test – and may I see it something wrong? But there is a second way of perceiving the picture. Try to look at the action through the eyes of the characters, their own through this unimaginable nightmare and be prepared to ensure that nothing surprised. It was then that the film and produces the maximum effect. The story is on behalf of Raoul Duke, and it makes it take its position to see things in the first place exactly as he sees them. For example, we leave a dead bat on the road at the beginning of the story, but do not fully understand what he sees in front of him Gonzo that throws a knife at his friend. Very fun to watch how the Duke does not try to grab the elusive reality finally vyprovazhivaya his consciousness into the world of terrible illusions, but if for sport in the morning trying to remember what this could do at night. It is excellently played by actors. What maketh Johnny Depp in the image of the Duke, is indescribable! (I tried, did not work). Firstly, it is striking plastic. Inevitably amused gait that seems at the same time quite natural as if Depp always walks; gipervyrazitelnaya mimicry seems to Duke in general can be silent, playing on his face this gamut of emotions that everything is clear; Endless raspaltsovki, which to some extent resemble the gestures of Jack Sparrow from the recent movie”Pirates of the Caribbean”starring Depp, but at the same time very organic look in the context of”Fear and Loathing”. Secondly, it is an unconditional merger with character. Feelings naigrannosti not at all. Thirdly, it is absolutely gorgeous and intonation. Depp’s voice, the narrator is quite recognizable, but the voice Depp party events – it is something special, inherent only Raoul Duke. As part of the same character and the actor manages to laugh and be afraid, and to consider, together with his hero. I’m not very familiar with the filmography Benicio del Toro, so compare especially there is nothing, but anyway, it seems to me, is he still a few plays Depp, though certainly not because Gonzo bad he failed (contrary, instance went excellent!), but because the Duke too bright. Very touchingly looks Christina Ricci in a cameo role of Lucy, a kind of a symbol of purity in dubious circumstances. Laugh suddenly appeared in the picture Cameron Diaz – who certainly did not expect to see here! Strangely looked comrades embodied on-screen images and Lacerda bedolagi hitchhiker. Remarkably selected music – it easily blends with the action in the film, adding to the impression. It is thanks to an amazing game, the cast can be equally just take the whole story of the journalist at face value, or initially to look at everything through the prism of the awareness that the very fact of a trip of Duke and Gonzo to Las Vegas may be just the result of another ingested atomic mixture of hallucinogens . One of the key concepts of the film – the American dream. What exactly it means the founders remained a mystery to me, probably, from the fact that I’m not very knowledgeable in regard to the aspirations of ordinary citizens of the United States. If a standard analogue to this phrase often serves our native Russian “from rags to riches”, there seems to have more meaning to a simple desire to “come off at full speed,”regardless of the circumstances. But the analogy with domestic bottling tales about Ivan the Fool and suggests itself. No desire to work, the work becomes a pretext to avoid the work itself, exceptional antisocial and even goldfish that swims right up when a trip to Las Vegas is coming to its logical conclusion at Duke, as the snow on his head, dumped a telegram about a new trip . There is even the”unmasking”of the protagonist, who is proving to be not such a reckless fool, as we see it in the beginning. His monologue about”major mistake drug culture”opens his eyes to many things, like everything falls into place, and the place of Duke becomes even more unique. I really like that,”Fear and Loathing” does not look like any drug propaganda nor opposes them. It is quite a mysterious way, talking about drugs, it appears as if out of them. Of course, this film can talk for hours, watching him for weeks – too much in it nuances that are evident only with repeated viewings. Too good, he delivered. Too believable acting. And very pleasant feeling, despite the plot, remains after viewing it. kChamomile-Katerinka, January 2004
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