Thursday, December 3, 2015

Best of Enemies (2015)

Director(s): Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville. 87 min. Rated R. Documentary.

Chronicling the TV debates between two liberal and conservative intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr., during the 1968 presidential campaign - which apparently was more interesting than the presidential campaign itself, because instead of discussing viewpoints, the debate became a boxing match for personal attacks and personality exposé. The documentary brings up the side (or probably main) question: if you are given a chance to publicly humiliate your opponent's character through his/her ideology, would you proceed? The film made me despise the debate winner, even though I usually lean towards his philosophy.

PS: Thank you, Mohi, for the recommendation.

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