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Trailer of the Day: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Could be good, could be crazy Cubans.

I certainly like this line:

Gore Vidal has been a thorn in the American establishment, of which he is, by birth at any rate, a charter member.

Reminds me of a line from one of my reviews of Vidal's books:

Gore Vidal is one of the great class traitors in American history and, for that, all of us who won't see a penny from the recent repeal of the estate tax should thank him.

One of the scarier lines is when Vidal, in the 1960s I believe, to William F. Buckley I believe, laments that, in the U.S., the top 5% own 20%, and the bottom 20% own 5%. Those were the days.

“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia” will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on Thursday, April 18. After that? Who knows? Fingers crossed.

Reminder: the documentary, “Philip Roth: Unmasked” plays on PBS tonight. I'll be DVRing.

More Vidal posts at the link below.

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Posted at 10:53 AM on Fri. Mar 29, 2013 in category Trailers  

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