Australian filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall's thorough documentary on Vidal's life paints an intimate portrait of a man many revere as one of America's last great intellectuals.
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Behind his sunglasses, Rep. Cyrus Habib is reaching back in memory, trying to recall the name of another fully blind politician who came before him.This was someone who served many years ago, Habib recalls. In the U.S. Senate. The grandfather of writer Gore Vidal. Habib rattles off a few details before surrendering: "Let me look him up."
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The novelist and screenwriter who worked on Suddenly Last Summer and Ben Hur remembered at 85th Academy AwardsOscars 2013 coverage continues on our liveblogGore Vidal played the patrician ghost at the feast of tonight's Academy Awards ceremony, cropping up in spectral form in the traditional tribute to the actors and film-makers who have died in the past 12-months.Although...
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Nicholas Wrathall's documentary chronicles the celebrated life and career of the late author and political gadfly.
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The new documentary highlights the public figure’s life and achievements, and features his final on-camera interviews.
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Richard Pryor, Tim Buckley, Gore Vidal, Elaine Stritch and Muhammad Ali are among the icons stepping into the spotlight in movies screening at the festival.
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Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was worth an estimated £100 million when he died, cut his adopted son David (left) out of his will entirely.
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I'm often struck by how American feature films -- both studio and indie -- seem to unfold in a social/political vacuum. When was the last time you saw one that took a political perspective, or even account of the larger world beyond the personal conundrums of the characters? Currently you'll find The Company You Keep about old Lefties, and At Any Price about the pressures of...
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Sources say Vidal Sassoon disinherited his adopted son before the British hairdresser's death last year. The popular hairstylist and shampoo mogul, who died of leukemia in 2012, not only cut his mixed son from his will; three ex...
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