I have long been a fan of Gore Vidal and was interested to see what Nicholas Wrathall's documentary, Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2013), would focus on. And not surprisingly, it mostly focuses on his political convictions and criticism-especially those of recent times such as during the Bush administration. Of course the documentary looks at his past and career as a writer. I didn't always agree with his opinions, most notably his belief that it was necessary to bomb Japan in WWII, but on the topic of politics in America I think I can support most of his positions. The didn't really cover anything new or unknown to me, but is a fititng tribute to one of America's last public intellectuals.