For No Good Reason - Clip
For No Good Reason - Origins Of Gonzo Clip
Director Charlie PaulYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Often considered as one of the most important artists of contemporary culture, Ralph Steadman is a well-known cartoonist whose usually satirical works were featured everywhere from newspapers and magazines to original and re-prints of books. During this time he frequently worked alongside his overseas pal Hunter S. Thompson, a journalist famous for coining the term 'Gonzo' journalism; a type of writing that is especially inclusive of the writer and usually written in first person. Steadman is now the only living co-creator of the writing style and takes us on a journey over the past fifteen years showing us his artwork development and the central themes that inspired his drawing process while giving us insight into his life, his troubles and his various friendships over the years.
'For No Good Reason' is a vibrant documentary showcasing Ralph Steadman's influence over the past decades and features the likes of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and filmmaker Terry Gilliam who are among his close friends. The film serves as the full-length film debut of director Charlie Paul whose previous work consisted of music video and commercial direction. The movie was nominated for the Grierson Award at the 2012 British Film Institute Awards and appeared at various film festivals including Toronto International and BFI London.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Patrick Godfrey, Richard E. Grant, Jann Wenner, Hal Willner
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