Most widely held works about Alex Gibney
Most widely held works by Alex Gibney
Enron the smartest guys in the room ( Visual )
35 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,027 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.
Who killed the electric car ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,947 libraries worldwide
Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States.
No end in sight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, the disbanding of the national military, and the subsequent surge of civil and political chaos.
Taxi to the dark side ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,223 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.
Freakonomics ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
The highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by renowned economists Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years.
Gonzo the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 573 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.
Casino Jack and the United States of money ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 566 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.
David Halberstam's the fifties ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
In the post-war boom of the fifties, the American dream was born of innocence, prosperity and peace. This series pulls back the veneer to uncover the people, places and events which shape this compelling era.
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history.
Client-9 the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 449 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.
Lightning in a bottle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
One hundred years ago, the blues was discovered as a musical form. To celebrate, more than 50 musicians gathered in New York City for a benefit concert.
Warming by the devil's fire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Charles Burnett explores his own childhood being shuttled between a religious mother and a blues-loving uncle. His film combines fiction with documentary footage in the story of a young boy kidnapped to prevent his being saved by a church that viewed blues as the devil's music.
The soul of a man a film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Using dramatization and live performances looks at the lives and works of Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Shows contemporary musicians playing their works.
The Blues a musical journey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
A seven-part television series of personal and impressionistic films, viewed through the lens of seven world-famous directors, capturing the essence of blues music and delving into its global influence, from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music.
Money-driven medicine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"MoneyDriven Medicine reveals why comprehensive healthcare reform remains the challenge of the years ahead and points to paths for the future. Doctors and health researchers show how the movement for patient-centered, accountable care can be carried into classrooms, hospitals, doctors' offices and community forums across the country"--Container.
Soldiers in the Army of God ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Examines the Army of God, an anti-abortion group that advocates violence. Includes interviews with group members (one of whom sits on death row) as well as abortion providers.
Reinventing Japan ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Describes the allied relationship that developed between the U.S. and Japan following WW II. Set to the sounds of big band jazz, the program tells the stories of real men and women--both American and Japanese--who lived through the Occupation. Reveals the unexpected results of America's ambitious efforts to mold Japan into its own image and analyzes the astonishing present-day consequences.
The Two coasts of China ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Discusses the clash of Western and Chinese cultures as China's ports were transformed into trading centers and technological advances displaced traditional ways of working and living. As a result of China's slowness to change, her power and influence over the Pacific theater quickly diminished, and Japan stepped into the forefront. Stories of the Mongol Invasions, Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion are recreated using original production footage shot in Mongolia, China, Japan and Southeast Asia.
Big business and the ghost of Confucius ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Describes the economic success stories of Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. Examines how these newly industrialized countries moved to the forefront of the world economy so rapidly. Examines the role played by America and Confucian beliefs in shaping the successful formula for East Asian capitalism and grapples with the question of the role of government in economic growth. Presents profiles and interviews of politicians and business leaders like former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, and the chairman of South Korea's Hyundai Corp.
Inside Japan, Inc ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Examines the economic miracle of post-war Japan and the increasing tensions between Japan and the United States because of Japan's resolve to control its own economic destiny.
Afghanistan Automobile industry and trade--Corrupt practices Biographical films Biography Blues (Music) Business failures Case studies Corporations--Corrupt practices Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects Corruption Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Economic history Economics--Psychological aspects Economics--Sociological aspects Electric automobiles Energy industries--Corrupt practices Enron Corp Fastow, Andrew S.,--1961- Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Fraud History Iraq Iraq War (2003-) Japan Lay, Kenneth L Levitt, Steven D Manners and customs Military history Nineteen fifties Nonfiction films Petroleum industry and trade--Corrupt practices Political corruption Political science Popular culture Prisoners Prisoners of war--Abuse of Prisoners of war--Government policy Renewable energy sources Sustainable development Sustainable development--Political aspects Texas Torture Torture victims United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
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