Alex Gibney: on The First Amendment

Alex Gibney: on The First Amendment

Did Julian Assange ever watch ISHTAR? If so, he would have heard Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty lyrically forewarn: “Telling the truth can be dangerous business. Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand.” Of course, whistle-blowing is no laughing matter. While the majority of those in power deem secret-spilling an act of treason, others define it a patriotic act befitting [...]

June 14, 2013 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Alex Gibney: on Ken Kesey

Alex Gibney: on Ken Kesey

The problem with great writers is that they often tease us with their talent; they’ll write a great book or two then slowly slip away. No doubt, Ken Kesey was a masterful writer. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Neststands up as a classic and Sometimes a Great Notion deserves honorable mention. Yet despite these time-capsule treasures and Tom Wolfe‘s portrait of [...]

October 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm 3 comments