American (Fever) Dream: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is often dismissed as a shallow depiction of glorified drug use. In this video essay, Film Radar defends the film, illustrating its deeper themes surrounding the nature of excess and the death of the American Dream.


Criterion Collection


Film Radar | Creator Spotlight


Psychological Drama


Satire


Terry Gilliam