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Interview With Nicholas Wrathall, Director of ‘Gore Vidal: The US of Amnesia’

Nicholas Wrathall, director of Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia. Photo by Vittorio Zunino (Celatto/Getty Images Europe)

After I screened Nicholas Wrathall's documentary, 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,' I briefly chatted with Wrathall who shared his impressions of Vidal as he got to know him during the process of making the film. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia’

Gore Vidal at his home in Ravello, Italy. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, written and directed by Nicholas Wrathall. From the film trailer.

In 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,' Nicholas Wrathall creates an entertaining, well thought out and succinctly edited documentary. Wrathall cobbles together snippets from video archives, and interview clips and masterfully reveals what made Vidal who he is and how he engendered the vital purpose of his writing and sardonic, pithy commentary: to awaken us from our amnesia. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Its Old vs. New in the political Broadway comedy. The same issues that were fought and argued about in the '60s are still being debated. Read More »

Book Review: Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee

Jack Kerouac as others saw him. Read More »