End Of The Week Shorts #10 extract: Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
It goes without saying that Gilliam goes above and beyond with every technical detail of this film. And for that, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas is a huge triumph and an indisputably remarkable film. It captures an altered reality both through its narrative and formal design in a manner that I've never seen brought to a cinematic screen before, leaving it an impressionistic masterclass.
I am torn, however, on the quality of the story. I never found myself locked into what was going on and so possibly need to re-watch it, maybe was subjected to a cluster of finely crafted anarchy, or just sat through empty nonsense. So, without really knowing what my opinion is on this film... I suppose that's all I can really say.