The film examines the ten televised debates between William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal in August 1968 that were moderated by anchorman Howard K. Smith during ABC News coverage of the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It especially focuses on a specific incident of on-air insults directed at each other by Vidal and Buckley, and follows their subsequent thoughts and actions, including articles each wrote for Esquire magazine and the years-long litigation that resulted.

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Best of Enemies (2015)

DVD
R

News/Documentary · 1h 28m · 11/3/2015

    

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The film examines the ten televised debates between William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal in August 1968 that were moderated by anchorman Howard K. Smith during ABC News coverage of the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It especially focuses on a specific incident of on-air insults directed at each other by Vidal and Buckley, and follows their subsequent thoughts and actions, including articles each wrote for Esquire magazine and the years-long litigation that resulted.

Release Country

United States

Barcode

876964009034

Release Date

11/3/2015

Media Type

Documentary

Audio

  English     

Digital Copy

Not Included

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Subtitles

English
Spanish
French

Video Format

NTSC

Aspect Ratio

1.78:1

Cover Type

Keep Case (Std.)

Discs

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Cast
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Kelsey Grammer

William F. Buckley (voice)
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John Lithgow

Gore Vidal (voice)
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Dick Cavett

Himself
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Gore Vidal

Himself
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Noam Chomsky

Himself
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Christopher Hitchens

Himself
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William F. Buckley

Himself (archive footage)
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Matt Tyrnauer

Himself
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Brooke Gladstone

Herself
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Ginia Bellafante

Herself
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Sam Tanenhaus

Himself
Crew
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Robert Gordon

Director
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Morgan Neville

Director
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Robert Gordon

Writer
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Morgan Neville

Writer
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Disc Title Front Cover

Best of Enemies

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/3/2015

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