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Jigsaw Productions

Overview
Works: 92 works in 355 publications in 2 languages and 18,152 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Case studies  Film adaptations  Blues (Music) 
Classifications: ML3521, 658.42
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Most widely held works about Jigsaw Productions
 
Most widely held works by Jigsaw Productions
Enron : The Smartest Guys in the Room by Ji bo ni( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise of Enron Corporation and its disintegration following scandal. Examines the morality of corporate philosophy. Focuses on key Enron executives Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
Going clear : Scientology & the prison of belief by Tom Cruise( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [A] look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees."--Container
The blues, a musical journey( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
We steal secrets : the story of Wikileaks by Alex Gibney( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about Julian Assange and the creation of Wikileaks, the controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Paralleling Assange's rise and fall with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the troubled young soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, the film discusses transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth
The Armstrong lie by Alex Gibney( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Gibney surveys the rise and fall of acclaimed and then disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong in [this documentary]. The director presents the complicated history of the controversial figure, including his troubled father-free childhood, his battle back from testicular cancer, his seven consecutive Tour de France championships, the creation of his Live Strong charity, and his subsequent admission to a blood doping regimen that allowed him to stay at the top of the physically demanding sport for so long. Gibney sits down with numerous reporters who tried for years to expose Armstrong's continuous fibs, and also interviews those who were inside Armstrong's inner circle"--Allmovie WWW site, viewed August 30, 2016
Casino Jack and the United States of money( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This portrait of Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah, confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue involving Indian casinos, spies, sweatshops, and a mob-style killings, this is a story of the way money corrupts our political process"--Container
Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson by Alex Gibney( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Dr. Thompson's life from his travels with the Hell's Angels, through his various Wild Turkey & drug ingested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society
Janis : Little Girl Blue by Janis Joplin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on rock singer Janis Joplin, with her own words telling much of the story through a series of letters she wrote home over the years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with musicians P!nk, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob Weir, Juliette Lewis, TV presenter Dick Cavett, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, the Joplin family, and others
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring previously unseen footage, de-classified documents, and revealing interviews with Kissinger supporters (Alexander Haig, Brent Scowcroft, and William Safire) as well as his detractors (Seymour Hersh, William Shawcross, and Christopher Hitchens), The Trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in U.S. history
Client-9 : the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he was NY's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as governor, with the largest margin in the state's history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish president. Then, shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer had been caught seeing prostitutes
Steve Jobs : the man in the machine by Alex Gibney( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs' image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Scorsese winds his way from the banks of the Niger River in Mali to the cotton fields and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta to trace the origins of the blues."--Container
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director, actor and piano-player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical acts as well as interviews and performances by such living legends as Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Dr. John
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatization, archival footage, and live performances explores the blues in the lives and works of Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Features contemporary musicians playing their works
Magic trip : Ken Kesey's search for a kool place( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, set out on a cross-country bus trip from California to New York to visit the World's Fair. They also decided to record it, with several 16 mm movie cameras and audio tape. Compiled from more than 40 hours of footage shot during the journey, it was the magical mystery tour--fueled by both the countercultural sentiments of the time and lots of LSD--that became legend. The participants were not beatniks, not-yet-hippies, but a group of preppy-looking partygoers, outfitted in red, white, and blue, whose traveling bacchanal zigzagged across the country. In those more relaxed times, the Pranksters encountered only sporadic harassment, as they spread low-key mayhem in Phoenix, New Orleans, Houston, and the Millbrook, N.Y. estate where Timothy Leary held court. The film record of this famous bohemian lark is uneven, befitting an unsteady (if borderline revolutionary) group in a time of widespread cultural upheaval
Godfathers and sons by Marc Levin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hip-hop legend Chuck D and Marshall Chess return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of the Roots. Along with archival footage of Howlin' Wolf are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guided by the phenomenal talent of Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer, The Blues Series consists of 7 feature-length films that are both personal and impressionistic, viewed through the lens of 7 world famous directors who share a passion for blues music. In the tradition of 'The Buena Vista Social Club' and 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown', The Blues films chart the evolution of blues music, from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music. As opposed being merely historical overviews or straight documentaries of the blues, the films aim to celebrate and promote the diverse impressions and influences blues music has exerted on artistic and musical forms of expression around the world. Director Charles Burnett presents a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in the 1950s, and intergenerational tensions between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish moans of the blues. Says Burnett: "The sound of the blues was a part of my environment that I took for granted. However, as years passed, the blues slowly emerged as an essential source of imagery, humour, irony, and insight that allows one to reflect on the human condition. I always wanted to do a story on the blues that not only reflected its nature and its content, but also alludes to the form itself. In short, a story that gives you the impression of the blues."--Kanopy
 
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