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'Client 9' Director Alex Gibney Talks The Psychology Of Denial, His Approach To The Financial Crisis

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 13, 2010 5:59 AM
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Prodigious Oscar-Winning Documentarian Talks The Hubris Of Politicians & Says His Lance Armstrong Doc Is Next2010 has been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to documentary films. Between Banksy's gonzo "Exit Through the Gift Shop," Charles Ferguson's financial crisis breakdown "Inside Job," and everything in between ("Catfish," which might not even have been a documentary at all, was still pretty entertaining). One of the best, and most unfairly overlooked, it seems, is Alex Gibney's blistering "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer." A multi-pronged take on the disgraced Governor of New York, who went from cracking down on Wall Street's most egregious creeps to being taken down for his own personal foibles, it's a fascinating look at the intersection of sex, money, and power. And it's outrageously entertaining, too, with Gibney getting to interview a whole host of characters on either side of the Spitzer divide.

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