Monday, 14 November 2011

GQ, Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary & Lee Strickland


December's GQ features a brilliant interview by 
Robert Chalmers with Johnny Depp
'The Hunter and the Hunted'  



 photographs by Francois-Marie Banier

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plus don't forget to download GQ for iPad
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(GQ for iPad launched the same day as the iPad in NYC 3 April 2010)




All pictures for promotional use only not meant to infringe copyright

Robert Chalmers had met Depp several times before this interview through 
their mutual friend 
Ralph Steadman the Artist who illustrated 
Hunter S Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


Click the link to buy on Amazon


Johnny Depp first met Hunter in 1995 when he was with Kate Moss 
and Terry Gilliam directed the
first Hunter S Thompson film that Depp starred in with Benicio del Toro
 'Fear and loathing in Las Vegas'



Benicio del Toro & Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


Here's the trailer on YouTube

Hunter S Thompson shot himself in his kitchen at Owl Farm Woody Creek, 
near Aspen Colarado February 2005.

 Robert Chalmers was at Hunter S Thompson's memorial event at Aspen's Jerome Hotel funded by Johnny Depp later that same year.  
The writers remains were detonated into the night sky in accordance with his wishes from a 153 ft column to the accompaniment of Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man. 
Other guests included Ralph Steadman, Bill Murray & Harry Dean Stanton.



The Rum Diary is a book written by Hunter S Thompson in the sixties based on his experiences as a reporter in San Juan Puerto Rico.  
The book was not published until 1998, after Depp had discovered the manuscript
in an old box.



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The Rum Diary - the film  
is Directed by Bruce Robinson 

it also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins


Click to watch the trailer on YouTube


Bruce Robinson is famous for Directing the cult film 
Withnail & I 1986 with Richard E Grant & Paul McGann


 Here is the trailer


and the 'I demand to have some booze' clip
lighter fuel always comes in handy


xxx


Also this month in GQ check the excellent 'Directional Style' story styled 
by Creative Fashion Director Jo Levin
 and Photographed by the fantastic Lee Strickland


All pictures for promotional use only not meant to infringe copyright

Check Lee Strickland's site

He has photographed James Morrison, Keith Allen, Vinnie Jones, Kelly Brook, 
Alexa Chung, Amanda Holden, Dannii Minogue, Charlotte Church, 
Fearne Cotton & Penelope Tree
among others



and has exhibited at Idea Generation: Fish & Chicks - September 2010
Kenny Schachter's Gallery in Hoxton Square: Deltabound -  February 2011


Prints available to buy from the site.


Until next time  J Xx

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