Terry Gilliam's trippy attempt at capturing the mind of Hunter S. Thompson on film has become a modern classic, and with good reason. Gilliam and Depp found a way to illuminate Thompson's worldview while creating a product that is uniquely their own. The success of the adaptation was due largely to their respect and reverence for Thompson's work, and their commitment to reproducing his unique outlook on the silver screen. Depp went as far as to use some costume and prop items that actually belonged to Thompson, including hats, a patchwork jacket, a silver medallion, and, of course, his Hawaiian shirts.