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The Armstrong Lie

Posted November 8th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

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.


Director Alex Gibney THE ARMSTRONG LIE, First Meeting and Impressions of Lance Armstrong, and Global Media’s Role in the Armstrong Myth – Opening November 8th, The Armstrong Lie, directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, follows one of the most fascinating stories in the history of sports, the impossible rise and spectacular fall of former cycling champion, Lance Armstrong. Given unprecedented access to Armstrong and the world of professional cycling, Gibney initially turned his cameras on the sports hero, his teammates and trainers in 2008-2009, embarking on what he believed would prove the ultimate comeback story. 8 years 4 weeks ago via donnieyen

Toronto: Alex Gibney On How Being Lied To By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie' – Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance Armstong, it wasn’t supposed to be like the exposés he’s known for. 8 years 11 weeks ago via jetli

WATCH: Lance Armstrong Comes Clean in First Clip from Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie' – The first clip from Alex Gibney's "The Armstrong Lie," a chronicle of cyclist Lance Armstrong as he prepared for his eighth Tour de France victory in 2009, has landed. In the clip below, Armstrong talks about a cathartic interview he had with Oprah just three hours before. Oscar winner Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," " We Steal Secrets") began the film as a profile of Armstrong as an athlete, a goal that changed dramatically when the cyclist publicly admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. 8 years 12 weeks ago via jetli

Review: The Last Gladiators (Like Bully, from the POV of the Bully)

3:56 PM 1/21/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Alex Gibney loves to find men who got lost behind the scenery. For his most recent doc The Last Gladiators (Phase4 Entertainment, 2/1) he's looking at the man who may be responsible for making Wayne Gretzky a celebrity and for transforming the previously civilized sport of Hockey (?) to the event of carnage and dental destruction it is today.
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