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Best of enemies

Author: Morgan NevilleRobert GordonJulie GoldmanClif PhillipsWilliam F Buckley, Jr.All authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Named Person: William F Buckley, Jr.; Gore Vidal; William F Buckley, Jr.; Gore Vidal
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Neville; Robert Gordon; Julie Goldman; Clif Phillips; William F Buckley, Jr.; Gore Vidal; John Lithgow; Kelsey Grammer; Todd Gitlin; Brooke Gladstone; Richard Wald; Frank Rich; Sam Tanenhaus; Lee Edwards; Fergus Reid Buckley; Linda Bridges; Fred Kaplan; Matt Tyrnauer; George Merlis; Dick Cavett; Eric Alterman; John H McWhorter; James Wolcott; Andrew Sullivan; Christopher Hitchens; Graham Willoughby, (Cinematographer); Mark Schwartzbard; Aaron Wickenden; Eileen Meyer, (Film editor); Jonathan Kirkscey; Independent Lens,; Magnolia Pictures (Firm),; Participant Media,; Independent Television Service,; Tremolo Productions,; Media Ranch (Firm),; Sandbar Pictures,; Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm),
OCLC Number: 923775326
Language Note: English dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Wide screen (1.78:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Special features: Additional interviews: Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens, Dick Cavett, George Merlis, James Wolcott, Lee Edwards, Linda Bridges, Matt Tyrnauer, Reid Buckley, Sam Tanenhaus; Interview with directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon; Theatrical trailer.
Credits: Edited by Aaron Wickenen, Eileen Meyer ; composer, original score by Jonathan Kirkscey ; photography by David Leonard, Graham Willoughby, Mark Schwartzbard.
Performer(s): William F. Buckley, Jr. ; Gore Vidal ; readings by John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer ; featuring: Todd Gitlin, Brooke Gladstone, Richard Wald, William Sheehan, Frank Rich, Sam Tanenhaus, Lee Edwards, Reid Buckley, Linda Bridges, Fred Kaplan, Matt Tyrnauer, George Merlis, Dick Cavett, Eric Alterman, Ginia Bellafante, John McWhorter, James Wolcott, Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some sexual content, nudity and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Best of enemies :
Responsibility: Magnolia Pictures ; Participant Media ; Independent Lens ; Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media present in association with ITVS ; a Tremolo/Media Ranch production ; executive producers, Julie Goldman, Clif Phillips ; produced and directed by Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon ; produced by Sandbar, LLC.
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Abstract:

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult--their explosive exchanges devolving into vitrolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.

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