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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 )

83 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,534 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 2,063 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 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 )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 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 Scott, Campbell Ferguson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,315 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 )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,188 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( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 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 )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 801 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 )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 733 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
Casino Jack and the United States of money( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 668 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
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 616 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
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 612 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le réalisateur, Alex Gibney, interroge au moyen de témoignages les circonstances nébuleuses et suspectes entourant la chute du gouverneur de l'État de New York, Eliot Spitzer. Celui qui s'était autoproclamé le shérif de Wall Street a, en effet, été forcé en 2008 de démissionner de son poste pour une affaire de moeurs, sous l'oeil rassuré des PDG et des courtiers malhonnêtes qui étaient dans sa ligne de mire
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 450 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 )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 438 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
David Halberstam's the fifties( Visual )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 418 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
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 414 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 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
Mea maxima culpa : silence in the house of God( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 390 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
Steve Jobs : the man in the machine by Alex Gibney( Visual )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 268 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
Finding Fela by Fela( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 242 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
 
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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

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