Turn Every Page 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, 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 both consumed their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers. According to director Lizzie Gottlieb, Bob Gottlieb’s daughter, both Bobs originally refused to participate in the film. “They said the work between a writer and an editor is too private for anyone else to see.” Her revealing, enthralling film will make you glad they eventually relented. First screened at FilmColumbia 2022.
“The documentary double portrait of writer Robert Caro and editor Robert Gottlieb bristles with ego and good-humored tension.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
“What a pleasure it is to witness these two gentlemen at work, doing something they love. This documentary is as exhilarating to me as any Hollywood action-adventure yarn. I loved every minute.” — Leonard Maltin, leonardmaltin.com
Robert A. Caro, Bill Clinton, Robert Gottlieb