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Gibney, Alex

Works: 225 works in 612 publications in 4 languages and 19,279 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Military history  Interviews  Blues (Music)  Blues-rock music  Biographical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Narrator, Author, Scenarist, Interviewee, Production personnel, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: TL220, 629.2293
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Gibney
Enron the smartest guys in the room by Alex Gibney( Visual )
60 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,452 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 2,078 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 )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,375 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 )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,321 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 )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member 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"--EZY DVD website
We steal secrets the story of Wikileaks by Alex Gibney( Visual )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 731 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
Casino Jack and the United States of money ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 666 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 Armstrong lie ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 650 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
Gonzo the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 645 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. Featuring never before seen clips and interviews with friends and politicians
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 610 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
Client-9 the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 533 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
David Halberstam's the fifties ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 452 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 446 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 )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the evolution of blues music; presents rare archival footage of blues musicians
Magic trip Ken Kesey's search for a kool place ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 413 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
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 406 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
Money-driven medicine ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 373 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 315 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 )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 290 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
My trip to al-Qaeda behind the scenes of the War on Terror ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 215 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-