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bear by san

You better pray to God there's some Thorazine in that bag.

We saw Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at the midnight showing in a seedy second run theatre on East Tropicana tonight.

I should have taken the copy of On the Road out of my bag before we went into the theatre, though. I was very lucky it didn't set up some kind of thematic resonance and summon the ghost of Robert Anton Wilson or something. The explosion might have leveled a few dozen city blocks.

'Course, in Vegas, who'd know?

Conclusions: it's even funnier under the right thematic conditions; the North Las Vegas joke provokes applause and hoots from those who live here; Tobey Maguire cannot be made un-cute no matter what you do to him; Terry Gilliam is a genius; it's a pity the employment situation for Latina actresses is so bad that Vasquez is working as a maid at the Flamingo; I don't care how much these guys got paid, it wasn't enough to expect them to get into that water; Johnny Depp needs some new swishy hand gestures (I think, as Elvis was naturally blond, Depp is naturally limp-wristed); I wanna know who the heck Mark Harmon has incriminating photos of to have gotten out with his dignity intact; and that thing about the wave breaking and rolling back?

Is totally true. I can show you the spot. It's on a hillside in Pahrump.

The weasels were closing in. I could smell the ugly brutes.

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(Anonymous)

Is R.A.W. even dead?
For this sort of thing, I'm pretty sure that's not relevant. Especially when talking about R.A.W - he seems the sort of person who would be as likely to get conjured up premortem.
I was just going to say. Like a little problem like corporeality would stop him. That's your reality tunnel, man.
Loved that film!

If you think Depp is naturally limp-wristed, see Donnie Brasco. (I guess you could say that he is a good enough actor to hide his natural limp-wristed-ness for that part ...). I think he's naturally fey, which is just a little different for me.
*g* He's a very good physical actor--and a very good physical comedian.
I love that movie. Depp and Benecio Del Toro play very well off each other.

The fact that we own that movie on DVD has resulted in my 7-year old daughter having the ability to say, in a perfect New Yawk accent, "You can't park your car here!"

To which my husband and I always reply, "Is this not a perfectly reasonable place to park?"

Family hilarity ensues.

M
I rewatched my DVD copy of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas last weekend. It's one of my favorite movies. Based on one of my favorite books.

If I'm ever out Las Vegas-ways, you'll have to show me the spot. I want to take a picture of it...