Best of Enemies(Movie, 2015)

1h 27min | Genres: Documentary, History
Best of EnemiesRating: 3.7/5 (with 49 votes)
Best of Enemies is a 2015 American documentary film co-directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville about the televised debates between intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. during the 1968 United States presidential election. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was acquired by Magnolia and Participant Media. The film took five years to make because of struggles to secure funding, get interviews, and uncover archival footage. ()
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About Best of Enemies

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers, and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, "What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?".

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/31/2015
Director: Morgan Neville
Producer: Morgan Neville
Screenwriter: Morgan Neville
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal"

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