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Gibney, Alex

Works: 213 works in 527 publications in 4 languages and 18,048 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Film adaptations  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Blues (Music)  Blues-rock music  Biographical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Narrator, Scenarist, Interviewee, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: TL220, 629.2293
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Most widely held works by Alex Gibney
Enron the smartest guys in the room by Alex Gibney ( Visual )
60 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,414 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 2,051 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
No end in sight ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,307 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
Taxi to the dark side ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,294 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
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the role economics plays in various social issues, including child naming and low crime rates
Casino Jack and the United States of money ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 653 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 )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 622 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
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 571 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
We steal secrets the story of Wikileaks ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller, about Julian Assange and the creation of Wikileaks, the controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in the 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, and multi-layered expose about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth
Client-9 the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 526 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
David Halberstam's the fifties ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 485 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
Lightning in a bottle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 440 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
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 405 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
Magic trip Ken Kesey's search for a kool place ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 404 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
Money-driven medicine ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member 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
The blues, a musical journey by Mark Levin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member 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
Mea maxima culpa : silence in the house of God ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 231 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
The Armstrong lie ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 223 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
Soldiers in the Army of God ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member 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
My trip to al-Qaeda behind the scenes of the War on Terror ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 2006, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright staged "My Trip to al-Qaeda," a one-man play that explored the moral dilemmas he encountered while researching his bestselling book, "The Looming Tower: al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11." Culled from more than 600 interviews and 4,100 pages of notes, the play integrated his journalistic insights with personal stories, live footage, and photos of the places he visited during his extensive research. In My Trip to al-Qaeda, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) brings Wright's performance to the big screen and chronicles his quest to understand the history and the modern incarnation of radical Islamic terrorism. Through Wright's probing efforts to come to terms with his and his country's role in the chain of events that led to 9/11, My Trip to al-Qaeda sheds crucial light on terrorism, Islam and America." -- Container
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Alternative Names
Gibney, Philip Alexander 1953-