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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

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This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gore Vidal ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Howard Auster Howard Auster ... Himself (archive footage)
James Best ... (archive footage)
Karen Black ... Herself (archive footage)
Jerry Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
William F. Buckley ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
Jodie Evans Jodie Evans ... Herself
Farrah Fawcett ... (archive footage)
Henry Fonda ... (archive footage)
David Frost ... Himself (archive footage)
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This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned to history. But how did this happen and who organized it? In this film Gore Vidal's acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade of the new America. The film dramatizes Gore's political views and his concern at the present state of American democracy using interviews and historical footage of his famous appearances on television and talk shows over the last fifty years. In the recently filmed interviews Gore examines the course of American history and policy making and draws dramatic conclusions on the fate of the nation in the modern age. Written by Anonymous

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"The United States Was Founded By The Brightest People In The Country - And We Haven't Seen Them Since."


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1 February 2015 (Belgium) See more »

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Gore Vidal's America See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,309, 30 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$127,743, 4 July 2014
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1.78 : 1
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David Susskind's name is misspelled as "Suskind," both on-screen during the film and in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Gore Vidal: Here is Iwo Jima, the greatest moment of American heroism. Well, that's for the people back home. For the people at Iwo Jima, it was a nightmare.
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Features Firing Line (1966) See more »

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well made if standard
13 October 2018 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

Pretty much your run of the mill documentary about someone who wasn't. That doesn't mean it's bad, just what you'd expect: taking heads, old footage, interviews, clips of the old man going about his life, etc. Nice overview to make you want to dig deeper.


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