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 United States Senate in 1982. Vidal and State Sen. … Continue reading “Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No”
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia: 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 … Continue reading “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2015) – Watch Here”
This film presents Gore Vidal’s views on the American presidents.
Wonders of Youtube! A 1991 video of a conversation between the two greats surfaces.
Gore Vidal on the South Bank Show in 2008, with extracts from Point to Point Navigation.
Gore Vidal’s Gore Vidal is a BBC Omnibus documentary first screened in 1995. The two part film biography covers Vidal’s life by visiting scenes from his past. Episode One
The best interview with the late Gore Vidal that I’ve heard so far. Unsurprisingly it comes from the inimitable Christopher Lydon of Radio Open Source. Having read all the Gore Vidal obits and the many more-and-less grudging encomia, I find the man himself at very near his best in my own conversational files — from an … Continue reading “Gore Vidal on the Republic and its Fall”
Gore Vidal sat down with Riz Khan to discuss Italo Calvino, whom Vidal describes as “the only great writer of my time”. Vidal’s essay on Calvino is available here.
This one is from 2008. Gore Vidal on the BBC’s Hardtalk.
The following is the American Masters episode on Gore Vidal.