For No Good Reason
For No Good Reason - Trailer
Director Charlie PaulYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Ralph Steadman is a widely known cartoonist broadly considered one of the most fundamental artists of contemporary culture with his often horrific drawings that never once reflected his warm personality. He has had his intriguing, maniacal works feature in various medias from newspapers to books, the most well-known of which was 1971's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'; a novel by his American friend Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson was a journalist who often worked alongside Steadman and making famous after coining the term 'Gonzo journalism' - a form of first person writing that was particularly personal. Steadman now takes us on a journey of the last 15 years, looking back over his drawing style and what influenced him to create his unique paintings.
This dazzling documentary looks at the influence Ralph Steadman's work has had on different medias over the years and features Hollywood star Johnny Depp and filmmaker Terry Gilliam, who count themselves as Steadman's close pals. 'For No Good Reason' has been directed by Charlie Paul, who has previously worked on a variety of television ads and music videos, and was nominated for the Grierson Award at the 2012 British Film Institute Awards. It was released in the US on December 6th 2013.
Starring: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Patrick Godfrey, Richard E. Grant, Hunter S. Thompson, Jann Wenner, Hal Willner
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