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Best of Enemies

2015-07-31 | Documentary / History
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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?"
Director: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley

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On October 18, 2021, there were 4161 public reaction to Best of Enemies including for debating, for discourse, for political debate, for philosophical debate, for heated debate.
The release date of Best of Enemies is July 31, 2015.
The casts of Best of Enemies are Gore Vidal starring as Self, William F. Buckley starring as Self, Kelsey Grammer starring as Self, John Lithgow starring as Self, Dick Cavett starring as Self, Christopher Hitchens starring as Self.
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?".
The director of Best of Enemies is Robert Gordon, the writer is Robert Gordon.
The genre of Best of Enemies is Documentary,History.
Best of Enemies won 2015 Camden International Film Festival, 2015 deadCenter Film Festival, 2015 International Documentary Association, 2015 National Board of Review, USA.
On October 18, 2021, the IMDB rating of Best of Enemies is 7.6/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 93/100, Metacritic rating is 77/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The production budget of Best of Enemies was 1,000,000 USD.