History Creator / GoreVidal

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A Netflix original bio-pic was planned with Creator/KevinSpacey in the role, but it has since been cancelled.
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Gore Vidal (1925-2012) was a novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]]. In the world of literature, he was best known for his breakthrough work ''The City and the Pillar'', the first post-war novel to feature a [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} homosexual]] protagonist who isn't [[BuryYourGays bumped off]] at the end of the story. A quarter-century later, Vidal began penning a series of historical novels based on the formulative years of the United States, including a third-person account of [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln President Lincoln]] which met with high accolades.

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Gore Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (1925-2012) (October 3, 1925 July 31, 2012) was a novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]]. In the world of literature, he was best known for his breakthrough work ''The City and the Pillar'', the first post-war novel to feature a [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} homosexual]] protagonist who isn't [[BuryYourGays bumped off]] at the end of the story. A quarter-century later, Vidal began penning a series of historical novels based on the formulative years of the United States, including a third-person account of [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln President Lincoln]] which met with high accolades.
29th Sep '17 2:23:09 PM ClintEastwood
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Best known by a later generation as [[OldShame procreator]] of two dubious cinematic efforts, ''Film/MyraBreckinridge'' and ''Caligula''. Vidal tried [[AlanSmithee disowning]] the latter, but his lawyers moved too slowly and thus his screen credit remains. Nevertheless, he did appear in a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie fake trailer]] for a ''Caligula'' remake, so at least he was a good sport about it. Later in life, he accepted the odd acting role onstage and in film, most notably as the title character's Senate race opponent in ''Film/BobRoberts'', the space shuttle impresario in ''{{Film/Gattaca}}'' and a priest in ''Film/IgbyGoesDown''.

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Best known by a later generation as [[OldShame procreator]] of two dubious cinematic efforts, ''Film/MyraBreckinridge'' and ''Caligula''.''Film/{{Caligula}}''. Vidal tried [[AlanSmithee disowning]] the latter, but his lawyers moved too slowly and thus his screen credit remains. Nevertheless, he did appear in a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie fake trailer]] for a ''Caligula'' remake, so at least he was a good sport about it. Later in life, he accepted the odd acting role onstage and in film, most notably as the title character's Senate race opponent in ''Film/BobRoberts'', the space shuttle impresario in ''{{Film/Gattaca}}'' and a priest in ''Film/IgbyGoesDown''.
17th Apr '17 10:34:10 PM Golondrina
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Best known by a later generation as [[OldShame procreator]] of two dubious cinematic efforts, ''Myra Breckinridge'' and ''Caligula''. Vidal tried [[AlanSmithee disowning]] the latter, but his lawyers moved too slowly and thus his screen credit remains. Nevertheless, he did appear in a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie fake trailer]] for a ''Caligula'' remake, so at least he was a good sport about it. Later in life, he accepted the odd acting role onstage and in film, most notably as the title character's Senate race opponent in ''Film/BobRoberts'', the space shuttle impresario in ''{{Film/Gattaca}}'' and a priest in ''Film/IgbyGoesDown''.

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Best known by a later generation as [[OldShame procreator]] of two dubious cinematic efforts, ''Myra Breckinridge'' ''Film/MyraBreckinridge'' and ''Caligula''. Vidal tried [[AlanSmithee disowning]] the latter, but his lawyers moved too slowly and thus his screen credit remains. Nevertheless, he did appear in a [[RealTrailerFakeMovie fake trailer]] for a ''Caligula'' remake, so at least he was a good sport about it. Later in life, he accepted the odd acting role onstage and in film, most notably as the title character's Senate race opponent in ''Film/BobRoberts'', the space shuttle impresario in ''{{Film/Gattaca}}'' and a priest in ''Film/IgbyGoesDown''.
16th Jan '17 7:18:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheFisherKing: UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson's [[TheWhiteHouse White House]] is an ice palace, with padlocked fences and all activity carefully concentrated in a tiny upstairs study, and only Mrs. Wilson and the President's physician allowed in. Contrast with Harding, whose White House exudes warmth and is made open to the public. By the end of the novel, though, it becomes as haunted and empty as it was under his predecessor.

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* TheFisherKing: FisherKing: UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson's [[TheWhiteHouse White House]] is an ice palace, with padlocked fences and all activity carefully concentrated in a tiny upstairs study, and only Mrs. Wilson and the President's physician allowed in. Contrast with Harding, whose White House exudes warmth and is made open to the public. By the end of the novel, though, it becomes as haunted and empty as it was under his predecessor.
22nd Dec '16 4:10:05 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* BiTheWay: Claimed to be this.
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* BiTheWay: Claimed to be this.
10th Sep '16 9:17:23 AM erforce
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* WordOfGay: Gore Vidal intended Messala in his screenplay of ''Film/BenHur'' to be Ben Hur's spurned [[HoYay lover]], thus explaining his hatred for him later on. Stephen Boyd (the actor who played Messala) was let in on the secret, but Charlton Heston was deliberately kept in the dark.

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Gore Vidal intended Messala in his screenplay of ''Film/BenHur'' ''Film/BenHur1959'' to be Ben Hur's Ben-Hur's spurned [[HoYay lover]], thus explaining his hatred for him later on. Stephen Boyd (the actor who played Messala) was let in on the secret, but Charlton Heston was deliberately kept in the dark.
25th May '16 10:45:25 AM JulianLapostat
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