Actors: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett
Director: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
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Released in 2015, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal follows the televised debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal during the 1968 presidential election in the United States. First showcased at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the American documentary stars Paul Newman and was directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville. The motion picture was co-written by the two, along with Tom Graves.
“Outstanding footage and interviews make for a juicy look back at the 1968 post-convention TV debates between ‘sort of crypto-Nazi’ William F Buckley and Gore Vidal, who quotes Pericles without notes.”
— The Guardian
“Gordon & Neville’s film is a shining testament to two of the sharpest intellectuals at either side of the political spectrum.”
— Culture Fix
“Best of Enemies embraces the obvious but fitting metaphor of the debates as a boxing match. Its first act builds toward the initial night the way Rocky builds to the showdown with Apollo Creed.”
— Battleship Pretension
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Dogwoof
- DVD Release Date: 9 Nov. 2015
- Run Time: 88 minutes
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