Best of Enemies , movie

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'Best of Enemies' is 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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Release Date USA: July 31, 2015
Release Date: January 23, 2015


Genres: Documentary movies (298) History movies (55)
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Country: USA Movies (1694)

Runtime: 87 min
Director: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Screenplay: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Music: Jonathan Kirkscey
Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Matt Tyrnauer, Ginia Bellafante, Sam Tanenhaus, Brooke Gladstone

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