With this close-up of the Enron scandal, documentarian Alex Gibney incredibly reveals how top executives of America’s seventh-largest company walked away with one billion dollars and left investors and employees with absolutely nothing.
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomDirected byAlex Gibney
What I like about Gibney's documentaries is that they're never just about the subject at hand. He's extremely interested in human nature and why we act the way we do. In "Enron", the filmmaker really taps into the essence of evil and how weak human beings can be under the veil of shared responsibility.Most importantly, Gibney crafts a heavy-handed subject with superlative dexterity, which translates to all audiences.
The Neo-cons deregulation theory proved wrong :
Traders betting on the price of electricity.
Traders buying power plants to cut the power and bet that the price of electricity is going to go up.
Trader doing this arguing for dereglementation.
Traders win with Bush jr. and schwarzenegger.
When the facts hit and the traders fall, 9/11.
The Neo-cons turn to religious hawks.
The war keeps everything going until 2007
My brother has the dubious honor of being in this film. He did not work for Enron, though he was an energy trader. That's all I really wanted to say. Not really a review. Didn't learn anything. Just a bit of shock at seeing him in it.
My business risk management class assigned me to watch this film. I fell asleep after the first 30 minutes. I am not saying that the issue itself is not worth to pay attention to, but how the film delivers the issue is what makes me bored.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Well-done documentary about the figurehead scumbag company for the apparent greed movement of the first decade of this century. So utterly anger-inducing and skeevy I probably would've had an embolism watching this if I saw this any sooner than I did.
better than any fictional polit thriller. in the main roles of the dark side: economic "liberals", banks and g.w.bush. Believe(!) in a deregulated real free market! right!?!
(i recommend the trash movie "They Live!" as part 2 after seen this movie)