Who is Gore Vidal?

Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal ( /ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/;, born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the U.S. Senator Thomas Gore of Oklahoma.

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Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No
... Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983) is a documentary film directed, produced, and edited by Gary Conklin ... The film follows famed American writer and political gadfly Gore Vidal in his quixotic campaign against incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for the ...
Gore Vidal - Bibliography - Media Appearances
... Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976 — 7 episodes) — as himself Profile of a Writer Gore Vidal — RM Productions (1979 documentary film) Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983 ... Goes Down (2001 film) — School headmaster (uncredited) The Education of Gore Vidal (2003) Documentary by Deborah Dickson, aired in the US on PBS Thinking XXX (2004 documentary) Da Ali G ... Election Coverage with David Dimbleby (November 04, 2008) "Writer Against the Grain" Gore Vidal in conversation with Jay Parini at the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar (audio, 5909) Real Time with Bill ...
Politics In Fiction - Written Works
1949) by George Orwell Dark Green, Bright Red (1950) by Gore Vidal The Outsider (1953) by Richard Wright The Quiet American (1955) by Graham Greene The Shark and the ... by Allen Drury The Best Man (1960) by Gore Vidal (play) Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing Seven Days in May (1962) by Fletcher Knebel ... (1967) by Gore Vidal The Godfather, by Mario Puzo (1969) Being There, by Jerzy Kosiński (1971) The Lorax (1971) by Dr ...
The Golden Age (Gore Vidal Novel) - Allusions/references To Actual History, Geography and Current Science
... American Chronicle series by Gore Vidal also known as Narratives of Empire Burr Lincoln 1876 Empire Hollywood Washington, D.C ... The Golden Age Gore Vidal Plays Visit to a Small Planet (1957) The Best Man (1960) Novels The City and the Pillar (1948) Julian (1964) Washington, D.C ... Hollywood (1990) Live from Golgotha The Gospel according to Gore Vidal (1992) The Smithsonian Institution (1998) The Golden Age (2000) Screenplays The Catered Affair (1956) I Accuse! (1958) The Scapegoat (1959) Ben ...
William F. Buckley, Jr. - In The Political Firing Line - Feud With Gore Vidal
... appeared in a series of televised debates with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago ... Vidal responded that people were free to state their political views as they saw fit, whereupon Buckley interrupted and noted that people were free to speak their views but others were ... Vidal then interjected that "the only sort of pro- or crypto-Nazi I can think of is yourself", whereupon Smith interjected, "Now let's not call names." Buckley, visibly angered, rose several inches ...

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    It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity—much less dissent.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I’d like them to say, “Carol’s basically a short Bill Bradley.” Or, “Carol’s kind of like Al Gore in a skirt.”
    Carol Moseley-Braun (b. 1947)