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Best of Enemies (2015)

Documentary/Television/News · 1h 27m

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Buckley vs. Vidal. 2 Men. 10 Debates. Television Would Never Be The Same.

Description

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.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Media Ranch, Motto Pictures, Tremolo Productions

Budget

$1,000,000

Revenue

$891,997
Cast
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Paul Newman

Himself (archive footage)
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Kelsey Grammer

William F. Buckley (voice)
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John Lithgow

Gore Vidal (voice)
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Arthur Miller

Himself (archive footage)
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Dick Cavett

Himself
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Gore Vidal

Himself (archive footage)
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Noam Chomsky

Himself
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Walter Cronkite

Himself (archive footage)
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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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Todd Gitlin

Himself
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Ginia Bellafante

Herself
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Fred Kaplan

Himself
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Sam Tanenhaus

Himself
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Richard Wald

Himself
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Brooke Gladstone

Herself
Crew
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Robert Gordon

Director
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Morgan Neville

Director
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Morgan Neville

Writer
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Robert Gordon

Writer
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Robert Gordon

Producer
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Morgan Neville

Producer
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Jonathan Kirkscey

Music
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David Leonard

Cinematograpy
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Mark Schwartzbard

Cinematograpy
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Graham Willoughby

Cinematograpy
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Eileen Meyer

Editor
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Aaron Wickenden

Editor
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Best of Enemies

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

11/3/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

Best of Enemies

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/3/2015

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