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Best of Enemies

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The film recounts the ten debates between William F. Buckley,Jr. and Gore Vidal since 1968 in ABC News. The film also takes a closer look at their subsequent thoughts and action on their following articles.
Actors: Matt Tyrnauer ,
Matt Tyrnauer
Matt Tyrnauer
Nancy Reagan ,
Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan 6 July 1921, New York City, New York, USA
John Lithgow ,
John Lithgow
John Lithgow 19 October 1945, Rochester, New York, USA
Fred Kaplan ,
Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan
Ginia Bellafante ,
Ginia Bellafante
Ginia Bellafante
Richard Wald ,
Richard Wald
Richard Wald
Ronald Reagan ,
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan 6 February 1911, Tampico, Illinois, USA
Gore Vidal ,
Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal 3 October 1925, West Point, New York, USA
William F. Buckley ,
William F. Buckley
William F. Buckley 24 November 1925, New York City, New York, USA
Noam Chomsky ,
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky 7 December 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Paul Newman ,
Paul Newman
Paul Newman 26 January 1925, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
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Director: Morgan Neville ,
Morgan Neville
Morgan Neville 10 October 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA
Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon
Country: United States
Release: 2015
IMDb: 7.6
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Duration: 87 min
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Seanax.com
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February 12, 2016

As Christopher Hitchens puts it, "There's nothing feigned about their mutual animosity. They really do despise each other."
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San Diego Reader
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August 21, 2015

What followed [in the debates] was not so much a clash of well-articulated ideas as a clash of highly articulate persons who regarded ideas as ammunition.
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Film Experience
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January 20, 2016

Simultaneously documenting the on-and-off air sparring matches for audiences too young to remember them, but also chart their place in the history of modern political discourse make this a nourishing and entertaining documentary.
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Boston Globe
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August 13, 2015

Like its two subjects, "Best of Enemies" is lively and smart. Unlike them, it's even-handed.
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Flavorwire
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May 27, 2016

If even these two witty, well-educated, well-mannered men of letters couldn't keep their on-air interactions from degenerating into cheap shots and name-calling, who could?
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Washington Free Beacon
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July 14, 2016

Anyone interested in political debate and the state of modern television will find Best of Enemies most engrossing.
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BuzzFeed News
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December 04, 2015

This doc about the 10-night series, directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville (who won an Oscar last year for Twenty Feet From Stardom), provides an entertaining and, ultimately, depressing peek into TV at a pivotal moment.
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Arizona Republic
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August 13, 2015

There is something about the siren call of the TV camera that can turn even big thinkers into brawlers. It was true then and it's true now, and "Best of Enemies" serves as a thoroughly enjoyable reminder.
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Baltimore Magazine
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June 12, 2016

Almost obscenely entertaining.
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Detroit News
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August 14, 2015

Did anyone win? Most say Vidal, since Buckley descended to physical threats. But really, has anyone won in any of this endless bickering?
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Antagony & Ecstasy
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July 10, 2016

Its goal is primarily to entertain its audience by presenting a chewy compendium of the snittiest sound bites.
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Seattle Times
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August 13, 2015

For better or for worse, we'll never again see television quite like that documented in the compelling "Best of Enemies" ...
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