Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Robert Gordon/Morgan Neville
  • Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Cavett
  • UK release: 24 July 2015

A fascinating account of the televised debates of 1968 that became legendary between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F Buckley Jr. Using a combination of extensive archive footage and a line-up of insightful talking heads, this superbly assembled doc provides plenty of context and background knowledge, and though in watching the modern day clips, you keenly feel the loss of both Vidal and Buckley, this riveting, impressively crafted and thought-provoking film at least provides a fitting tribute.

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Best of Enemies

20 Jul 20154 stars

Gore Vidal and William F Buckley's intellectual rivalry is explored in a gripping doc

Co-directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, Best of Enemies is a fascinating account of the televised debates between politically opposed intellectual heavyweights Gore Vidal and William F Buckley, that aired on ABC during the 1968 Democratic and…

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