Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater

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Barry Goldwater was among the most controversial figures in American politics in the 1960s. A hard-line fiscal conservative and an outspoken supporter of the war in Vietnam, Goldwater was elected to the U.S. Congress as a senator from Arizona in 1952, and he helped galvanize the Republican party, leading the way for a bolder brand of conservative politics that many have cited as the first steps to the election of Ronald Reagan as president and the new wave of conservative thought that followed, despite ...
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Overview

Barry Goldwater was among the most controversial figures in American politics in the 1960s. A hard-line fiscal conservative and an outspoken supporter of the war in Vietnam, Goldwater was elected to the U.S. Congress as a senator from Arizona in 1952, and he helped galvanize the Republican party, leading the way for a bolder brand of conservative politics that many have cited as the first steps to the election of Ronald Reagan as president and the new wave of conservative thought that followed, despite Goldwater's own infamous defeat when he ran for president opposite Lyndon Johnson. However, while Goldwater was regarded as a spokesman of the far right, his political views were far broader than his reputation would suggest -- he frequently supported civil rights and environmental legislation in Congress, he was an outspoken opponent of the influence of Christian activists in politics, and his positions took an a more libertarian stance as the Republican party moved farther to the right in the 1980s. He also once called Richard M. Nixon "the most dishonest individual I have ever met." Goldwater also earned a reputation for his sharp sense of humor and his unflinching honesty. Barry Goldwater's granddaughter C.C. Goldwater produced the documentary Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater, in which home movies, archival interviews, newsreel footage, and conversations with Goldwater's friends, relatives, and colleagues come together to create a portrait of the public and private sides of this complicated man. Among those interviewed in the film are Walter Cronkite, Hillary Clinton, Helen Thomas, George Will, Sandra Day O'Connor, Ben Bradlee, Julian Bond, and Al Franken.
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Special Features

Over 30 minutes of additional intervuews with Hilary Rodham Clinton, John McCain, Al Franken, journalists Robert MacNeil and Bob Schieffer, and legendary television/film producer Norman Lear; "Shooting Grand Canyon Rapids" (1940): a complete 10-minute historical film of a river trip on Arizona's famed gorge, shot by Barry Goldwater; A Barry Goldwater timeline; HBO promotional trailer; Print interview with producer CG Goldwater; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • UPC: 795975109239
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,383

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barry Goldwater
Bob Goldwater Participant
Joanne Goldwater Participant
Julian Bond Participant
Ben Bradlee Participant
James Carville Participant
Hillary Rodham Clinton Participant
Walter Cronkite Participant
John Dean Participant
Al Franken Participant
C.C. Goldwater Voice Only
TV Goldwater Participant
Edward M. Kennedy Participant
Robert MacNeil Participant
John McCain Participant
Sandra Day O'Connor Participant
Sally Quinn Participant
Andy Rooney Participant
Bob Schieffer Participant
Helen Thomas Participant
Richard Viguerie Participant
John Warner Participant
Roy Wilkins Participant
George Will Participant
Technical Credits
Julie Anderson Director
John Bowen Sound/Sound Designer
Tani Cohen Producer
C.C. Goldwater Executive Producer, Producer
Tom Inskeep Cinematographer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Dennis Towns Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Vitarelli Score Composer
Juliet Weber Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater
1. Introducing Mr. Goldwater [4:34]
2. Conscience of a Conservative [11:18]
3. Politician's Family [5:11]
4. Weapons and Vietnam [3:39]
5. Shooting Straight [5:10]
6. Civil Rights [5:20]
7. Republican National Convention [5:42]
8. "Making of a President" [7:21]
9. Campaign Trail [5:50]
10. "Daisy" Fallout [5:51]
11. Heavenly Home [5:34]
12. Watergate [6:04]
13. Abortion and the Right [7:24]
14. Gays on the Military [5:29]
15. Legacy [4:20]
16. End Credits [2:09]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater
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      English for the Hearing Impaired (SDH): On/Off
   Extras
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         Al Franken
         Hilary Rodham Clinton
         John McCain
         Robert MacNeil
         Bob Schieffer
         Norman Lear
      "Shooting Grand Canyon Rapids" (1940)
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      HBO Promotional Trailer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    This is a grand historical bio-pic of one of the greatest Americans in this countries history. If for nothing else, watch this film to see what leaders are supposed to be. Those currently on the Belt Way would be wise to watch this film with pen and paper in hand.

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