This is not a political documentary it is a crime story no matter what your politics, enron: the smartest guys in the room will make you mad it tells the story of how enron rose to become the seventh largest corporation in america with what was essentially a ponzi scheme, and in its last days. Reviews roger ebert this is not a political documentary it is a crime story no matter what your politics, enron: the smartest guys in the room will make you mad. This documentary, which came out in 2005, was played on pbs this week as part of their independent lens series i remember seeing it reviewed when it first came out, but didn't see it until this week.
Enron is a story about america’s largest corporate failure at that point in history—and a story about human tragedy enron’s rise and fall is the focus of numerous articles in the mainstream. Dir: alexgibney us 2005 110mins the enronscandal may have happened mostly behind closed doors - but that doesn't stopdocumentary film-maker alex gibney from finding the visual drama to tell. The entire story of how enron corporation, one of the world’s major energy giant, collapsed is beautifully portrayed in the 2005 documentary film called “the smartest guys in the room” which is based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name, written by fortune reporters bethany mclean and peter elkind.
In the 2005 documentary enron: the smartest guys in the room, (which was co-produced by mark cuban, who is now being re-investigated by the sec on insider trading charges), we see former ceo ken. Mike stutt: the book smartest guys in the room is what the film was based on and it's the first place to go to understand this scandal and it's the first place to go to understand this scandal damuemran : enron hurt the local houston economy for years. Enron: the smartest guys in the room - the thing i liked most about this documentary was the fact that it focused on the guys at the top, the self-proclaimed smartest men in the room, the so-called geniuses who knew the energy business so much better than the rest of the industry.
Smartest guys in the room- analysis the movie centers on the company enron corporation , which went bankrupt in the year 2001 leaving hundreds of its staffs unemployed and thousands of its investors bereft. Enron: the smartest guys in the room, an award-winning 2005 documentary film which examines the collapse of the enron corporation the crooked e: the unshredded truth about enron , a television movie aired by cbs in january 2003 based on the book anatomy of greed by brian cruver. July 5, 2006 • fortune's bethany mclean wrote about enron in the book the smartest guys in the room she tells steve inskeep that ken lay's perpetual optimism was a liability when it came to the. Official trailer don't skip the line at 1:37 based on the best-selling book by fortune reporters bethany mclean and peter elkind, director alex gibney reveals how top executives of america's seventh-largest company walked away with one billion dollars leaving investors and employees with nothing. Enron: the smartest guys in the room: documentary film, fortune (magazine), bethany mclean, alex gibney, enron corporation, california electricity crisis, gray davis, independent spirit award for download file to see next pages read more.
The film also details others who were complicit to the goings-on at enron, such as the banks and enron's auditor, arthur andersen, for whatever multitude of possible reasons from greed to ignorance to not wanting to cross the all powerful enron. The enron and corporate governance company enron corporation industry energy founded omaha, nebraska, usa (1985) founder kenneth lay employees approx 22,000 (2000) fate bankruptcy, 2001 website enroncom to write about enron i was inspired by documentary movie “enron: the smartest guys in the room. As for the smartest guys in the room — two bits of it stuck in my craw one was the non-critical, not to say ridiculous, view of gray davis as some anti-corporate populist gunned down by the energy companies.
Enron essays (examples) gibney's 2005 documentary film enron: the smartest guys in the room reveals some of the main ethical weaknesses in an unbridled neoliberal capitalist market system andersen implosion over enron: an analysis of the contagion effect on fortune 500 firms university of wisconsin emshwiller, jr (2001) enron. The film “enron: the smartest guys in the room” was a very detailed account of the infamous enron scandal i think the film does a great job in providing important details of what happened, and at the same time simplifying the event as the ongoing unethical behavior of a group of individuals. I must agree with roger ebert who said he never really understood enron until he saw this documentary gibney talks in the making of featurette about how he had no plans to shoot a film on the subject, thinking it would be an impossible bore to do a film about an accounting scandal then he read the. Enron: the smartest guys in the room i review of the documentary enron: the smartest guys in the room is a documentary that was produced in 2005 as a reflection of the 2003, bestselling book with the same name the documentary was written by bethany mclean and peter elkind.
The smartest guys in the room is a well-written, well-researched attempt to unravel the financial shenanigans that led to enron’s bankruptcy it’s a compelling (and sometimes soapy) indictment of the worst side of business, and it queasily foreshadows the financial crisis of 2008. The smartest guys in the room: the amazing rise and scandalous fall of enron is a book by bethany mclean and peter elkind, first published in 2003 by portfolio tradein 2005, it was adapted into a documentary film, enron: the smartest guys in the room. Documentary enron: the smartest guys in the room (gibney, 2005) examines the ethical blunders of the natural gas/energy company enron alex gibney (2005), director and producer for the documentary, focuses on the role of three men who were credited as being key players in the downfall of the company. Mclean and elkind are credited as writers of the film alongside the director9 million enron: the smartest guys in the room is a 2005 american documentary film based on the best- selling 2003 book of the same name by fortunereporters bethany mclean and peter elkind.