Bruce Robinson The Rum Diary - Introductory talk and Film Screening
Screening of film adaptation of a relatively unknown early novel by the Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson who we all adored for his anarchic life and retelling of this life. Famous for his Fear and Loathing series and his work for The Rolling Stone magazine, The Rum Diary manuscript was discovered by Johnny Depp amongst Thompson’s papers and published for the first time in 1998. The story involves a journalist named Paul Kemp who, in the 1950s, moves from New York to work for a major newspaper, The Daily News, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is Thompson's second novel, preceded by the still-unpublished Prince Jellyfish. The film was written and directed by Bruce Robinson and stars Johnny Depp. Filming began in Puerto Rico in March 2009. It was released on October 28, 2011. Bruce will be answering questions on working with Johnny Depp and the processes involved in turning a novel first into a screen play and then a film.