TURN EVERY PAGE: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBERT CARO AND ROBERT GOTTLIEB explores the remarkable fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them. With humor and insight (a vigorous debate over Caro’s use of semicolons is a hilarious highlight), this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers. TURN EVERY PAGE is an intimate look into artistry, mortality, antagonism, and the transformative power of creative collaboration.
PG-13, 1h 52m.
"A love letter to many aspects of the publishing world that have more or less fallen by the wayside." – Variety
"Gottlieb and Caro had a long history of antagonism, squabbling over things large and small, including the semicolon. [Director Lizzie Gottlieb's] first hurdle was to persuade both men to be in the film… Perfectly balanced, [the film is] a rare window into a relationship that usually goes undocumented… the dance between editor and writer." – New Yorker
"Does a wonderful job, through its subjects’ anecdotes and fans’ testimony, of conveying the throughline of deep consideration and attention to detail that emblemizes Caro’s you-are-there narrative style and Gottlieb’s compassionate editing of it." – TheWrap