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The Rum Diary

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 21st September 2011 2:32pm
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The Rum Diary Poster

Rejoice Hunter S. Thompson fans, The Rum Diary is almost here. Johnny Depp reprises his role (sort of) as the good doctor d/b/a Paul Kemp, a journalist goofing round Puerto Rico on The Daily News' dime - a prequel, if you will, of the Fear and Loathing we all love so much.

The trailer:

Dr. Thompson discusses Paul Kemp and The Rum Diary with Charlie Rose:

The Rum Diary opens nationwide on October 28th.

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Comments & Discussion:

Great book, and hopefully a great movie, as I've been waiting several years for this movie while Johnny went out and played pirates.......

I'm gonna watch the shit out of it!

I don't know why but I tried to read that book like 8 times and never got through it..

I read it over one weekend. Meanwhile, I've barely been able to get into "Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72" and read "Gonzo" in spurts.....

You're just now hearing about this?? Ahhh I've known for a month!! I should have told you. It looks like it might actually be good. I'm probably going to go opening night. I love that book and am a huge fan of HST

Can't wait for this... hopefully it doesn't stray too far from the book like the latter part of the Fear and Loathing movie.

"Happy," I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don't have much faith in them and I am no exception -- especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far too relative when you compare them to sharp, mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony. I feel at home with these, because they're scrawny and easy to pin, but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence."
The Rum Diary Chapter Five

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