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7 January 1998 (USA) See more »
A true story of four Jewish intellectuals born in New York and educated at City College during the 1930s, and their divergent paths over the next six decades. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Daniel Bell ... Himself
Nathan Glazer ... Himself
Irving Howe ... Himself
Irving Kristol ... Himself

Alan Rosenberg ... Narrator

Directed by
Joseph Dorman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph Dorman  writer

Produced by
Joseph Dorman .... producer
Arnold Labaton .... executive producer
Gail Segal .... associate producer
Original Music by
Adam Guettel 
Cinematography by
Barrin Bonet 
Peter Brownscombe 
Richard Chisolm 
Wayne De la Roche 
Boyd Estus 
Tom Kieffer 
Vaughn Kilgore 
Oren Rudavsky 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Oppenheim 
Art Department
Clive Helfet .... graphic designer
Sound Department
John Cameron .... sound
Quentin Chiappetta .... sound editor
Nick Clark .... sound
Carrie Giunta .... sound editor
Jeff Hansell .... sound
Peter Karl .... sound
John McCormick .... sound
Haven McKinney .... sound
Rick Mills .... sound
Beo Morales .... sound re-recording mixer
Caleb Mose .... sound
Jeff Pullman .... sound
Saul Rouda .... sound
Mark Roy .... sound
Dale Whitman .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Arcidiacono .... assistant camera
Rick Gioia .... assistant camera (as Richard Gioia)
Tony Hardmon .... assistant camera
Dick Williams .... assistant camera
Brett Wylie .... assistant camera
Animation Department
George Ball .... animator
Chris Kogler .... animator
Peter Longauer .... animator
Editorial Department
Alvin Bowens .... on-line editor
Other crew
Deborah Dash Moore .... academic advisor
Morris Dickstein .... academic advisor
John Patrick Diggins .... academic advisor
Debra Gitterman .... production coordinator
Maurice Isserman .... academic advisor
Russell Jacoby .... academic advisor
Tina Keswani .... intern
Libby Kreutz .... researcher
Abigail List .... production assistant
Celeste Main .... intern
Jennifer Marony .... intern
Monika McClure .... production coordinator
William O'Neill .... academic advisor
Ronald Radosh .... academic advisor
Marjorie Scheer .... production assistant
Tom Schnaibt .... production assistant
Suzanne Smith .... project consultant
Rennanah Weinstein .... intern
Eleanor Dorman .... special thanks
Jack Dorman .... special thanks
Bill Griffin .... special thanks
Neil Jumonville .... special thanks
Carol Peek .... special thanks
Tamara E. Robinson .... special thanks


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106 min


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Change - or decomposition?, 13 May 2009
Author: SanFernandoCurt from United States

I must agree with columnist Justin Raimondo's appraisal of this epic: "...The aforesaid... tout their own intellectual importance in what has got to be one of the most extravagant displays of narcissism since… well, since Narcissus." Boy! Do they ever! In the case of Irving Kristol, spiritual godfather of neoconservativism and bio-dad of "Weekly Standard" publisher William, this is truly disquieting, since his aberrant ideas helped detour and mutate our post-9/11 "war on terror" into a war of genuine Mideast imperialism (oil, you know) and to guarantee the hegemony of our brave li'l ally, Israel, apparently forever. Thanks for Iraq, Irving. Yep! It's broken. Uh-huh! Now we own it. Some neocons have droned on about "unending war" the way salon Marxists of the past jabbered about "unending revolution". So... how far have these sour apples rolled from their tree of "inspiration"? Neocons are "progressive" domestically and "conservative" internationally. Open borders, si! Two-state solution, no! Hmm. This movie is not for all tastes (like... anyone who favors straight talk about ANYTHING), but if self-aggrandizement was gold, this jackass collective would be Ft. Knox.

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