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Gibney, Alex

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Most widely held works by Alex Gibney
Enron : the Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean( Visual )

66 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,246 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
Who killed the electric car? by Chris Paine( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member 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
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,352 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
No end in sight by Charles H Ferguson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member 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
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies including the effects of a name, cheating in sumo wrestling, cause and effect of crime rates, and incentives for grades
Going clear : Scientology & the prison of belief by Tom Cruise( Visual )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,074 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
We steal secrets : the story of Wikileaks by Alex Gibney( Visual )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 856 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 )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member 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
Janis : Little Girl Blue by Janis Joplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 690 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
Zero days( Visual )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black ops cyber attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated it's pre-determined target only to spread it's infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the bourgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney
Steve Jobs : the man in the machine by Alex Gibney( Visual )

27 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical examination of Steve Jobs, revered both as an iconoclastic genius and denounced as a barbed-tongued tyrant. Interviews with a handful of those closest to him unravel the larger than life myth he deliberately crafted, and examine the endurance of his values which continue to shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day
Casino Jack and the United States of money( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 658 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( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 642 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
Client-9 : the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer by Alex Gibney( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 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"--Container
Money-driven medicine( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money-driven medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need if they are to better understand and address the unmet challenges of healthcare reform during the coming decade. Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the dark side; Enron: The smartest guys in the room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money driven medicine: the real reason health care costs so much, the film goes beyond health insurance to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the $2.6 trillion U.S. healthcare system, how it went so terribly wrong and what it will further take to fix it. Effective care, or Just expensive care? The U.S. spends twice as much per person on healthcare as the average developed nation, one-sixth of our GDP, yet our outcomes are often worse. The problem is that much of that spending is wasteful, and provides no benefit to the patient. The reason? The U.S. is the only developed nation that has chosen to turn medicine into a largely unregulated, for-profit enterprise. In Money-driven medicine, Dr. Donald Berwick, president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), explains: We get more care, but not better care. If you look at how we manage chronic diseases, he points out, our outcomes are not as good. We focus resources on the high-tech, exorbitantly expensive rescue care that patients need after they become terribly sick, and pay far less for the preventive and primary care more likely to keep people out of the hospital in the first place. Emergency rooms overflow while primary care physicians are becoming an endangered species. Medical students explain that the compensation system is driving them away from primary care, and into high-paying specialties. Medical ethicist Larry Churchill doesn't mince words: The current medical care system is not designed to meet the health needs of the population. It is designed to protect the interests of insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms, and to a certain extent organized medicine. It is designed to turn a profit. It is designed to meet the needs of the people in power. These businesses comprise the medical-industrial complex. They've gradually wrestled power from doctors, turning medical care into just another commodity and patients into profit centers. As the familiar Direct-to-Consumer TV ads shown in Money-driven medicine make clear, the more drugs pharmaceutical companies produce, the more they must sell them, and sell them they do-- whether or not we need them. The result: while many uninsured and underinsured Americans receive too little care, the well-insured too often receive unnecessary, even risky care. More than two decades of studies by researchers at Dartmouth reveal that fully one-third of our healthcare dollars are squandered on unnecessary tests, ineffective or unproven procedures, and over-priced drugs and devices no better than the less-costly ones they replace. The studies reveal the need for evidence-based, accountable care that is both more effective and less expensive than our current fee-for-service system. Taking back healthcare in Money-driven medicine frustrated doctors and outraged patients testify to how things can go horribly wrong when the concerns of patients and families are ignored and corporate interests trump patients' needs for high quality, affordable care. Veteran physicians stress that reform must begin with the doctor-patient partnership: we need consistent patient-centered care built around informed, shared decision-making. Before patients can reclaim their rightful place at the center of our healthcare system, Maggie Mahar notes, we must empower doctors and nurses to practice patient-centered care based, not on corporate imperatives, but on the best scientific research available. Money-driven medicine can encourage health professionals and patients to work together to take back control of healthcare. The film alerts Americans that universal coverage is just the first step in a long and arduous battle for comprehensive reform that will continue long past whatever bill emerges from Congress this fall. We can be sure that the industry's lobbyists continue to resist measures aimed at cost-containment and affordable, results-based care. Screening Money-driven medicine will help viewers distinguish between the structural changes we need and sham reform proposals. It will help them realize why a sound, sustainable medical infrastructure is crucial not just to their personal futures but to the economy and society as a whole; why curing America's healthcare crisis is a matter of national life and death
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 467 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
Magic trip : Ken Kesey's search for a kool place( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 452 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
Finding Fela by Alex Gibney( Visual )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, a combination of jazz, funk, and Nigerian percussion styles. It was also a political force, a propulsive delivery system of Fela's revolutionary ideas, pitched against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a tilt towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's music and message endure today
David Halberstam's the fifties( Visual )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Alex Gibney Amerikaans filmregisseur

Alex Gibney amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Alex Gibney regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Gibney, Philip Alexander 1953-

Алекс Гибни

أليكس غيبني مخرج أفلام أمريكي

الکس گیبنی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

기브니, 알렉스 1953-