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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 Alex Gibney( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,093 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 )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptorily 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 )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,385 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. This gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,313 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 )

20 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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 961 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 )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 823 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 )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 763 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 )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 690 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
Casino Jack and the United States of money( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 663 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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 610 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 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 )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het openhartige verhaal over de Apple legende door middel van interviews met een handvol mensen die dicht bij Jobs stonden in verschillende fases van zijn leven
Janis : Little Girl Blue by Janis Joplin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 498 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
Magic trip : Ken Kesey's search for a kool place( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 449 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
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 445 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
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 411 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
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member 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
David Halberstam's the fifties( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 389 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
Mea maxima culpa : silence in the house of God( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under his control. The film documents the first known public protest against the pontiff himself. The investigation helped uncover documents from the secret Vatican archives that show the Pope, who must operate within the mysterious rules of the Roman Curia, as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil
 
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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

الکس گیبنی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

기브니, 알렉스 1953-

アレックス・ギブニー

艾力克斯·吉布尼

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