Arguing The World

Overview

Joseph Dorman wrote and directed this biographical documentary tracing four Jewish intellectuals from NYC's City College during WW II to the present day -- political essayist Irving Kristol, sociologist Nathan Glazer, the late socialist literary critic Irving Howe who died in 1993, and social theorist Daniel Bell. At CCNY, debates raged in the school's cafeteria, later continuing in the pages of influential academic journals. Alan Rosenberg narrates. Shown at the 1997 Boston ...
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Overview

Joseph Dorman wrote and directed this biographical documentary tracing four Jewish intellectuals from NYC's City College during WW II to the present day -- political essayist Irving Kristol, sociologist Nathan Glazer, the late socialist literary critic Irving Howe who died in 1993, and social theorist Daniel Bell. At CCNY, debates raged in the school's cafeteria, later continuing in the pages of influential academic journals. Alan Rosenberg narrates. Shown at the 1997 Boston Jewish Film Festival.
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Special Features

Interview with director Joseph Dorman; Director's statement; Archival photo gallery; Downloadable book excerpt; Biographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • UPC: 720229911474
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,493

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Rosenberg Voice Only
Technical Credits
Joseph Dorman Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Barrin Bonet Cinematographer
Peter Browscombe Cinematographer
John Cameron Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Clark Sound/Sound Designer
Wayne De LaRoche Cinematographer
Boyd Estus Cinematographer
Adam Guettel Score Composer
Jeff Hansell Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Karl Sound/Sound Designer
Arnold Labaton Executive Producer
John McCormick Sound/Sound Designer
Haven McKenney Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Mills Sound/Sound Designer
Caleb Mose Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Oppenheim Editor
Jeff Pullman Sound/Sound Designer
Saul Rouda Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Roy Sound/Sound Designer
Gail Segal Associate Producer
Dale Whitman Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [:31]
2. History at the Kitchen Table [4:02]
3. Early Years [1:18]
4. The Socialist Cause [6:14]
5. Street Corner Speakers [3:45]
6. City College [2:42]
7. Alcove Number One [2:13]
8. The Moscow Trials [3:45]
9. Partisan Review [4:39]
10. The Village/End of the Popular Front [4:48]
11. Young Writers [3:08]
12. The New York Intellectuals [5:27]
13. Anti-Communism [5:34]
14. The McCarthy Years [2:52]
15. Dissent [8:58]
16. The New Left Emerges [6:22]
17. SDS vs. Dissent [3:52]
18. The Free Speech Movement [4:16]
19. The Vietnam War [4:45]
20. Confrontation at Columbia [2:26]
21. The Neoconservative Movement [4:30]
22. Late Credos [5:11]
23. Final Arguments [8:01]
24. Closing Credits [7:35]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Director's Statement by Joseph Dorman
      Interview With Joseph Dorman
         Play Interview
      Archival Photo Gallery
      Biographies
         Daniel Bell
         Nathan Glazer
         Irving Howe
         Irving Kristol
         Joseph Dorman
      Book Excerpt
      Trailer Gallery
         The Trials of Henry Kissinger
         Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
   First Run Features
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