Best of Enemies
A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, 'What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?'
- Category:Action, Documentary, History, News
- Stars:Paul Newman, John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett,
- Director:Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville,
- Writer:Robert Gordon, Tom Graves, Morgan Neville
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. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Best of Enemies torrent reviews
(au) wrote: a very realistic movie
(fr) wrote: It's a beautiful-looking and well-acted film, but it suffers from a slowly-paced storyline, a weak screenplay and an over-the-top melodramatic last half hour.
(ca) wrote: This movie is stupid. It doesn't even really have much of a structure, it's mostly just one dumb gag after the next. It's also lazily directed and it didn't really seem like much care went into making it. But you know what? I laughed enough times and I enjoyed myself throughout all 90 minutes of watching it. Maybe I'm insane, but I liked it.I think this movie is meant for people who enjoy really off-kilter, dry, oddball humor. The kind of humor that you would find in an early Adam Sandler comedy (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore). If that sounds like it appeals to you, then by all means give it a watch. You might also like it if your at least a Chris Farley fan.
(mx) wrote: Definitely better than the original. The finale gives me chills.
(es) wrote: Going into this movie I knew nothing about it other than the superb theme, composed, of course, by Jerry Goldsmith. It wasn't necessarily terrible, but it's kinda one of those movies where you get to the end and you're kinda like "Okay....? What was the point?" One good thing it's definitely got going for it is that it escaped the standard 1960's Western Movie cliche of killing off the female character. The movie's got some fun parts, some interesting parts, put a lot of parts where you're resting your chin on your hand and your eyes are semi-drooping.Not sure I would ever need to see it again.... But you never know.SPOILEROne thing I really didn't like about it was that I felt it went too far with morbidness by having a baby crying in a cradle because it has been mortally wounded by an Indian. I feel like that was really unnecessary. At the very most it should have just been dead already, and instead of seeing the baby the camera is behind the cradle and aimed at the actor as he looks down at it. So you know what's in there, but you don't see it. I mean, even that I would be uncomfortable with, but it would be preferable to what the movie DID show.
(gb) wrote: Romance, never charmed me this much as it did.Gary Cooper is stiff and old, phooey.
(us) wrote: 'A Christmas Horror Story' is most definitely a mixed bag, but the highs outweigh the lows by a long shot. Shatner is delightful as the wraparound host, and it's perfectly accented with holiday gore.
(ru) wrote: This has bad ratings but I REALLY liked it. I've seen it twice.
(es) wrote: It's dated, but it's still entertaining