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Economics  Film  Festival

A slate of intriguing & informative documentary & dramatic movies &
TV programs about the too-often ignored realm of economics.

"It's not about the money - It's about the game."  — character Gordon Gekko
in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" [2010]


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Selected  Films
{ in chronological order }
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Cinema of Globalization book by Tom Zaniello  "The Cinema of Globalization: A Guide To Films About
The New Economic Order" [2007] by Tom Zaniello

I.L.R. Press 9x6¼ pb [3/2007] for $16.45
I.L.R. Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] for $57.90
author's weblog


http://www.amazon.com/American-Experience-Narrator-Philip-Bosco/dp/B002Q5O6Y8/
http://www.amazon.com/Close-Home-Narrator-Ofra-Kikel/dp/B002RWX4EI/
http://www.amazon.com/Explaining-Globalization-MacNeil-Lehrer-Productions/dp/B000MR9IZY/
http://www.amazon.com/Final-Warning-Grant-R-Jeffrey/dp/B000RZIH6W/
http://www.amazon.com/FRONTLINE-Ten-Trillion-Counting-n/dp/B001UW59K8/
http://www.amazon.com/High-True-Tale-American-Marijuana/dp/B001GFBO0S/
http://www.amazon.com/Investigative-Reports-Artist-Not-Provided/dp/B000FKP0TQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Debt-Belinda-Becker/dp/B00008NNPK/
http://www.amazon.com/Madoff-Scamming-America-Bernie/dp/B002AT4MCQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Money-Narrated-Lance-Lewman/dp/B003CWEQEE/
http://www.amazon.com/Mondovino-Albiera-Antinori/dp/B0009OL8E4/
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Lenders-Home-Use/dp/B001P06JZE/
http://www.amazon.com/Outsourced-Education-Library-Josh-Hamilton/dp/B004CRT88M/ + labor?
http://www.amazon.com/Ripped-Off-Madoff-Scamming-America/dp/B0026RDPFM/
http://www.amazon.com/TIME-BOMB-Americas-Crises-Consequences-Solutions/dp/B000DLAHG8/
http://www.amazon.com/Waging-Living-Brian-Danitz/dp/B000GG4Y0K/

"Wall Street" sound feature film [Columbia Dec 1929]
Produced by Harry Cohn; directed by Roy William Neill; starring Ralph Ince, Aileen Pringle,
Sam De Grasse, Philip Strange & Freddie Burke Frederick
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

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"The World Changes" [First National / Warner Bros. Nov 1933]
The World Changes 1933 movie starring Paul Muni  A farmer in the Dakota Territory becomes a cattle baron, then a meat packer, then a Wall Street tycoon. Cameos by Sheriff 'Wild Bill' Hickok {Charles Middleton}, 'Buffalo Bill' Cody {Douglass Dumbrille} & LtCol. George Custer {Clay Clement}. The protagonist speechifies against speculation as the cause of the stock market crash of 1929. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy; starring Paul Muni, Aline MacMahon, Mary Astor, Donald Cook, Jean Muir, Guy Kibbee,Anna Q. Nilsson, Mickey Rooney, Alan Mowbray, George Chandler & Sidney Toler
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

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"It's A Wonderful Life" [Liberty/R.K.O. Dec 1946]
It's a Wonderful Life white poster  
It's a Wonderful Life black one-sheet poster  
A despondent small-town banker is ready to commit suicide by jumping from a bridge, when his inept guardian angel appears and shows him what his town would be like if he had not been born. Co-written & directed by Frank Capra [1897-1991]; based on a Christmas card sent out by Philip Van Doren Stern in 1943; music by Dimitri Tiomkin; starring James Stewart, Donna Reed , Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner & Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing & Best Sound; listed on National Film Registry 1990 {Some fool at a later distribitor let the motion picture copyright lapse, and since no royalties or permissions were required, this happy film was shown on television for many years during the Thanksgiving & Christmas seasons. But then the legal department realized that they still had a copyright on the music and other elements, so bootleg copies were stamped out and now royalties & permissions on the music are required for any broadcast.}
Paramount b&w Blu-ray [11/2009] 2 disks for $25.95
Paramount b&w/color DVD [11/2007] 2 disks for $14.95
Paramount 60th Anniv Edition b&w DVD [10/2006] for $16.80
Republic Pictures b&w VHS [9/95] for 60’ {sic}
Republic Pictures Deluxe Anniv Edition b&w VHS [9/96] for $7.95
Sony soundtrack CD [10/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • Broadway play [2005] credits at IBDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
The Greatest Gift  
"The Greatest Gift: The Original Story That Inspired
The Christmas Classic It's a Wonderful Life" [1943]
by Philip Van Doren Stern

Studio 7¾x5¾ hardcover [11/96] out of print/used
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"The History Book" animated documentary
[Fiasco/Tricontinental 1968-70]
Danish animated documentary (with English subtitles); produced by Li Vilstrup & Jannik Hastrup;
distributed by Tricontinental Film; a nine-part cartoon history of the world from the middle ages to the
present, with a Marxist slant; released on VHS in 1974, possible entry on IMDb, not found on Amazon (2010)
available for schools & libraries on VHS at CinemaGuild for $295

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Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers"
[Paramount / NBC-TV Dec 1976]
Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 TV mini-series  
The Moneychangers novel by Arthur Hailey  
The president of a Midwestern bank announces that he has cancer and tells the board to choose a successor; the prime contenders are a good man whose wife is confined in an asylum (so he's having an affair with an outside lawyer) and a ruthless Episcopalian who wants the job at any cost. Directed by Boris Sagal; based on the novel {below}; starring Kirk Douglas, Christopher Plummer, Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Timothy Bottoms, Joan Collins, Susan Flannery, Robert Loggia, Marisa Pavan, Jean Peters, Hayden Rorke, James Shigeta, Patrick O'Neal, Lorne Greene, Helen Hayes, Woodrow Parfrey, Miiko Taka & Barry Coe; five Emmy noms, CP won for Best Acting
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
"The Moneychangers" [New York Times bestseller 1975] by Arthur Hailey
Bantam mass pb [1975] out of print/many, many used
Berkley mass pb [11/2001] out of print/used
Doubleday 8x5½ hardcover [2/75] out of print/hundreds used
book entry at Wikipedia
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"Rollover" [Orion Pictures Dec 1981]
Rollover 1981 movie starring Jane Fonda & Kris Kristofferson   "The most erotic thing in their world was money" The widow of a murdered bank president and a rogue financier work together to prevent a worldwide banking crisis.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula; starring Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn & Martha Plimpton {debut}
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [8/2005] out of prodn/used
Warner Home Video color VHS [3/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
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"Trading Places" [Paramount June 1983]
Trading Places 1983 hit comedy movie  Far from a documentary, this hit comedy takes place on Wall Street among investors & other crooks; two banker brothers make a bet that swapping the lives of a doofus employee and a homeless street person will have certain results; after both Murphy and Ackroyd realize that they have been screwed by the bankers, they join up to exact revenge. Co-produced by Aaron Russo; directed by John Landis; written by Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod; starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis, Paul Gleason & Bo Diddley
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2008] for $9.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2007] for $7.99
Paramount color VHS [7/97] for $5.31
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Insider Trading: The Making of Trading Places" [Paramount 2007]
18-minute short available only on the DVD or Blu-ray • credits at IMDb

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"Down and Out In America" [H.B.O. 1986]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature  Down & Out In America directed by Lee Grant  Examines three sectors of American society, and the rampant & devastating economic injustice that causes bank foreclosure of heartland farms, unem-ployment from the thousands of jobs going overseas each day, and villages of stunned homeless urban Americans. Directed & narrated by [blacklistee] Lee Grant; won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature
DVD/Blu-ray not available
M.P.I. Medis color VHS [10/87] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
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"Other People's Money" [1991] /tt0102609/
http://www.amazon.com/Other-Peoples-Money-Danny-DeVito/dp/B0006J28N2/

"Traders" TV series [1996–2000] /tt0115397/
http://www.amazon.com/Traders-Complete-Season-Alex-Chapple/dp/B0002GFREQ/

"Rogue Trader" [1999] /tt0131566/

"Boiler Room" [2000] /tt0181984/

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"Money & Power" TV special [Showtime Networks March 2001]
title graphic for 'Money & Power' TV program from producer's website  2-hour TV documentary about some of the greatest innovators in the history of business
Co-produced & directed by David Grubin; narrated by Jason Robards Jr.; featuring Cosimo de Medici, Henry Ford, Bill Gates (Microsoft), King Philip II, Henry Luce (Time, Inc.), J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the XIIth Century monk St. Godric, the Warner Brothers, James Watt & Matthew Boulton, Robert Woodruff (Coca-Cola), and others
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • bare credits at IMDb
Money and Power / History of Business book by Howard Means  
"Money and Power: The History of Business" [2001]
by Howard Means, Foreword by David Grubin

Wiley 8¾x5½ pb [4/2002] out of print/40+ used
Wiley 9¾x6½ hardcover [1/2001] out of print/60+ used
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"Commanding Heights: The Battle For The World Economy"
PBS 6-hour tv mini-series [April 2002]
Commanding Heights video from P.B.S.   WGBH color DVD [5/2002] 3 disks for $21.66
WGBH color VHS [5/2002] 3 tapes for $7.89

PBS series webpages

Commanding Heights books by Daniel Yergin  "The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government & The Marketplace That Is Remaking The Modern World" [1998]
by Daniel Yergin, with Joseph Stanislaw

Touchstone 9¼x6¼ pb [rev 4/2002] for $11.20
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [2/98] for $26.00
BooksOnTape audio [1/2000] out of prodn/used
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"Capital Crimes: How The Federal Reserve Robs Us Blind"
This hard-to-find video is a 4-hour treatise on the history of central banking, beginning with
the money changers in the temple that were confronted by Jesus of Nazareth; directed by
John Edwards; not found on Amazon or IMDb (2010), VHS is two tapes

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"Wall Street Warriors" documentary TV Series [2006–2009] /tt0843835/
http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Street-Warriors-Season-1/dp/B000OPOCMS/
http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Street-Warriors-Season-2/dp/B001BP4K36/

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"In Debt We Trust" documentary feature [Globalvision 2006]
In Debt We Trust documentary feature directed by Danny Schechter  Co-produced, written & directed by Danny Schechter
Disinformation color DVD [4/2007] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
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"Black Gold: Wake Up & Smell The Coffee"
[indep June 2006]
Black Gold coffee economics documentary film  'Your Coffee Will Never Taste The Same Again': A nuanced and sensitive docu-mentary view of our globalized economic and social systems, comparing whole-salers, marketeers, and the high-priced retail coffee world with exploited coffee plantation laborers in Ethiopia. Co-produced & directed by Marc Francis
Speak It Films/Fulcrum Prodns color DVD [8/2007] for $26.95
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
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"America: From Freedom To Fascism" [independent Sept 2006]
America Freedom To Fascism movie poster directed by Aaron Russo  Documentary covering a range of issues: income taxes, the Federal Reserve, federal identification, police brutality, erosion of civil liberties – and a solution: civil disobediance. Produced, written & directed by Aaron Russo [1943-2007]
Cinema Libre color DVD [12/2006] for $13.99
full credits at IMDb
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"Capitol Crimes" [aired October 2006] /tt0905587/
episode of "Moyers On America" TV series on Public Affairs Television

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"Overdrawn !" [indep 2007]
Overdrawn! documentary film  Explores predatory lending practices of the major U.S. banks, focusing on overdraft charges, plus the larger issues of corporate domination of gov-ernment & society, and the consumer revolution against banks in the U.K.
Written & directed by Karney Hatch; featuring Ralph Nader & Joel Bakan
Northwest Media color DVD [2009] direct from producer via Amazon
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
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"Maxed Out" documentary feature [Trueworks March 2007]
Maxed Out / Hard Times / Easy Credit movie directed by James D. Scurlock  full title "Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit &
The Era of Predatory Lenders"
Co-produced, written & directed by James D. Scurlock
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [6/2007] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
Scribner 8¼x5½ pb [12/2007] for $11.20
Scribner 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] for $18.00

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"I.O.U.S.A." documentary film
[Roadside Attractions Aug 2008]
I.O.U.S.A. documentary film by Patrick Creadon  85-minute docufilm that examines the rapidly growing U.S. National Debt and its conse-quences for the United States and its citizens, proposing solutions to recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.Co-written & directed by Patrick Creadon; based on the book by Addison Wiggin & Kate Incontrera; featuring U.S. Comptroller General David Walker; nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival
PBS Direct widescreen color DVD [4/2009] for $21.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
I.O.U.S.A. book by Addison Wiggin & Kate Incontrera  "I.O.U.S.A.: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt." [2008]
by Addison Wiggin & Kate Incontrera

features interviews with Warren Buffett, former Treasury Secretaries Paul O’Neill & Robert Rubin, former Fed Chairs Paul A. Volcker & Alan Greenspan, Peter G. Peterson of The Blackstone Group, Congressman Ron Paul [R-TX], author Bill Bonner, and others
Wiley & Sons 9x6 pb [9/2008] for $12.97
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"The Ascent of Money: The Financial History of The World"
TV mini-series [P.B.S./WNET-TV July 2009]
Ascent of Money / Financial History of The World TV miniseries from P.B.S.  Economist-historian Niall Ferguson traces the evolution of money and demonstrates that financial history is the essential back-story behind all history. 4-hour documentary directed by Adrian Pennick; written & presented by Niall Ferguson, based on his book; won International Emmy Award
P.B.S. Home Video color DVD [9/2009] for $23.73
bare credits at IMDb • official movie site

"The Ascent of Money" Episode 1: From Bullion To Bubbles
watch [56:27] free online at PBS website
"The Ascent of Money" Episode 2: Bonds of War
watch [55:41] free online at PBS website
"The Ascent of Money" Episode 3: Risky Business
watch [56:14] free online at PBS website
"The Ascent of Money" Episode 4: Planet Finance
watch [57:44] free online at PBS website

Ascent of Money book by Niall Ferguson  "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World"
[2008 bestseller] by Niall Ferguson

Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [11/2008] for $12.99
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [10/2009] for $10.88
Penguin Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2008] for $18.72
Penguin Press hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used
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"American Ca$ino" documentary feature [indep Aug 2009]
American Casino docufilm by Leslie Cockburn  This film finally explains how and why the global financial system crumbled from the sub-prime loan market 'bubble' and over $12 trillion of our money vanished into the pockets of Wall Street titans. Co-written & directed by Leslie Cockburn; co-written by Andrew Cock-burn; featuring Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Mayor of Baltimore Sheila Dixon, former Senator Phil Gramm, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson & Congressman Henry Waxman
DVD/Blu-ray not available at Amazon • full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Working Minds Philosophy Essay #18 "The Stock Market Casino" [Dec 2001]
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"Capitalism: A Love Story" [Dog Eat Dog/Weinstein Oct 2009]
Capitalism, A Love Story documentary by Michael Moore  Back in 2008, Michael Moore described his next film as being about 'the wonders of capitalism'. However, fate provided him with the 'G.O.P. Meltdown', the still-rolling collapse of the U.S. and worldwide economy. The American Dream is looking like a nightmare for more and more ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down, as families pay the price each day with their jobs, their homes and their savings – the disastrous impact of unregulated corporate dominance and scared politicians seeking re-election versus mystified & angry citizens across America. Co-produced, written & directed by & starring Michael Moore; interviewees include Cong. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Cong. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Wallace Shawn & Elizabeth Warren, with archive footage of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan & Franklin Delano Roosevelt; won 2 awards at the Venice Film Festival
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [3/2010] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site

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"Capitalism Hits The Fan: Richard Wolff On The Economic Meltdown" [3/2009] /tt2079483/ + meltdown
http://capitalismhitsthefan.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Capitalism-Hits-Fan-Economic-Meltdown/dp/B0029SK2Z4/

"Frontline: Breaking The Bank" [PBS-TV June 2009] /tt1441576/
http://www.amazon.com/Frontline-Breaking-Bank-Will-Lyman/dp/B002BO2R4A/

"House of Cards: The Definitive Look At The Causes of Today's Global Economic Crisis"
[CNBC-TV June 2009] /tt1957928/ + meltdown + http://www.cnbc.com/id/28892719
http://www.amazon.com/House-Cards-David-Faber/dp/B002SF9YCU/
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=1145392808

"Untold Wealth: The Rise of The Super Rich" [CNBC-TV June 2009]
http://www.cnbc.com/id/24791078
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=1157133460
http://www.amazon.com/Untold-Wealth-Rise-Super-Rich/dp/B002SF9YMK/

"Collapse: It Happened To Every Great Civilization" [2010]/tt1503769/ + meltdown
http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Michael-Ruppert/dp/B003CJXJ8Q/
http://www.collapsemovie.com/

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"The End of Poverty? Think Again"
[Cinema Libre Studio Nov 2009]
The End of Poverty? movie by Philippe Diaz  Examines the true causes of poverty today and how deliberate exploitation
of the poor perpetuates colonialism and its consequences, where 25% of the
world's population consumes 85% of its wealth – and lives in fear that the
people will take it away from them.

Written & directed by Philippe Diaz; narrated by Martin Sheen
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Why Global Poverty? book by Clifford Cobb & Philippe Diaz  "Why Global Poverty? Think Again: A Companion Guide To The
Film The End of Poverty?" [2009]
by Clifford W. Cobb & Philippe Diaz

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation 9x6 pb [11/2009] for $20.99
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"Inside Job" [Sony Pictures Classics Oct 2010]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature  Inside Job documentary film by Charles Ferguson  "If you're not enraged by the end of this movie, [then] you haven't been paying attention."
— Mary & Richard Corliss, in Time Magazine

A comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, thru exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists & academics.
Co-produced, written & directed by Charles Ferguson; narrated by Matt Damon; featuring Congressman Barney Frank, Raghuram Rajan, Nouriel Roubini, George Soros, Eliot Spitzer, Paul Volcker, many others; won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, D.G.A. & W.G.A. Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Award
Sony Pictures Classics widescreen color DVD [3/2011] for $14.99
credits at IMDb • official movie site

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"Freakonomics: The Movie" [Magnolia Pictures Oct 2010]
Freakonomics 2010 movie with 6 directors  Filmed segments cover topics of naming children, cheating & sumo wrestling, incentives at school, and the results of Roe v. Wade, as well as the base theory of economist Levitt & journalist Dubner that economics is, at root, the study of incentives. Produced by Chad Troutwine, Chris Romano & Dan O'Meara; directed by Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki & Morgan Spurlock; featuring authors Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site

Freakonomics bestseller book by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything"
[2005 N.Y. Times bestseller] by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [8/2009] for $6.74
Ediciones B 9x6 Spanish-language pb [8/2006] for $12.21
William Morrow 9x6 hardcover [rev 10/2006] for $19.77
William Morrow Book Club 9x5¾ hardcover [4/2005] out of print/many, many used
official dual book site • book entry at Wikipedia
SuperFreakonomics book by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  "SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance"[2009 N.Y. Times bestseller]
by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

HarperCollins 9x6 pb [10/2009] out of print/used
Penguin 9x6 pb [10/2009] out of print/used
William Morrow 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $19.49
official dual book site • book entry at Wikipedia
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"Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis" [The Orchard 2010]
Overdose / The Next Financial Crisis docufilm from Sweden  'the greatest economic crisis of our age is the one still awaiting us' • YouTube hit (3.7 million views) • Co-written & directed by Martin Borgs; co-written & narrated by Johan Norberg
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
Amazon Instant Video [2012] rental $2.99, purchase $7.99
watch full movie [7/2012 upload; 46:21] online at YouTube
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"The Flaw" documentary [New Video/Docurama 2011]
'The Flaw' documentary film  Inspired by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s acknowledg-ment in 2008 that he’d found a flaw in his model of how the world market worked.
Directed by David Sington; featuring housing expert Robert Frank, Robert Shiller, Nobel-laureate economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, and economic historian Louis Hyman
Docurama color DVD [4/2012] for $20.93
credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch 9/2010 official trailer [3:46] at YouTube

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"Margin Call" [LionsGate Oct 2011]
Margin Call 2011 movie by J.C. Chandor  Tagline: 'Be first. Be smarter. Or cheat.' The film tracks eight people at a prominent investment bank during a tumultuous 24-hour periods during the 2008 financial collapse. "One of the strongest American films of the year and easily the best Wall Street movie ever made." — David Denby, New Yorker Magazine film critic Written & directed by J.C. Chandor; starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell, Aasif Mandvi, Ashley Williams, Susan Blackwell & Maria Dizzia
Roadside Attractions widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2011] for $15.64
Roadside Attractions widescreen color DVD [12/2011] for $6.27
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch 7/2011 official trailer [2:28] online at YouTube

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"Ayn Rand & The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged"
[limited release Jan 2012]
Ayn Rand & The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged video  87-minute color documentary film describing how Ayn Rand's warnings in the 1950s are appearing as world economic events of today. Co-produced & directed by Chris Mortensen; narrated by Gary Anthony Williams; featuring Mike Berliner, Andrew Bernstein, Harry Binswanger, Yaron Brook, Christopher Cerf, Kevin O'Connor, Amy Peikoff, Elliot Persico, Richard E. Ralston, Albert S. Ruddy, Ed Snider, many others
Arts Alliance America widescreen color DVD [4/2012] for $19.28
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch 8/2011 official trailer [2:49] on YouTube
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"Payback" documentary film
[National Film Board of Canada March 2012, USA April 2012]
Payback documentary film by Jennifer Baichwal  "Some debts can't be paid with money" 86-minute documentary film on the nature of the phenomenon known as 'debt', based on Margaret Atwood's book • Adapted & directed by Jennifer Baichwal; featuring Margaret Atwood, Conrad Black, Louise Arbour, Lucas Benitez, Raj Patel, William Rees, Eric Schlosser
Zeitgeist Films widescreen color DVD [8/2012] for $24.99
full credits at IMDb • watch trailer [1:47] at YouTube
Payback book by Margaret Atwood  "Payback: Debt and The Shadow Side of Wealth" [2008]
by Margaret Atwood

originally presented on the Massey Lectures series of Canadian radio
Kindle Edition from House of Anansi Press [5/2011] for $8.77
House of Anansi Press 8x5 pb [10/2008] for $10.85
Bloomsbury Publng 7x4¾ hardcover [10/2008] out of print/used
author's official website
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union activist Carolyn Federoff explains the federal deficit
watch May 2012 video [13:26] free at YouTube

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"Cosmopolis" [Europe May 2012, Entertainment One USA Aug 2012]
Cosmopolis movie by David Cronenberg, starring Robert Pattinson  While a 28-year-old billionaire Wall Street golden boy rides around Manhattan in a stretch limousine, his life begins to fall apart and he realizes that he will soon be assassinated. Adapted & directed by David Cronenberg; based on the novel by Don DeLillo; starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K'Naan, Emily Hampshire, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Philip Nozuka; nominated for Palme d'Or Award at Cannes Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch trailer [1:55] at Vimeo
Cosmopolis novel by Don DeLillo  
"Cosmopolis: A Novel" [2003] by Don DeLillo
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2003 edition] for $11.99
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [3/2004] for $9.36
Scribner 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/2003] out of print/100+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
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"Death By China: One Lost Job At A Time"
documentary [indep Aug 2012]
Death By China 2012 documentary movie by Peter Navarro  64-minute color feature documentary about the United States’ trade relationship with China, and the harm that has been done to our country, especially to manufacturing jobs and the towns where the factories have been closed. As a result of the biggest shell game in American history, China has stolen millions of our jobs, corporate profits are soaring, and the United States now owes more than $3 trillion to the world's largest totalitarian nation. This film is about how that happened . . . and why the best jobs program for America is trade reform with China.
Co-produced, written & directed by Peter Navarro
credits at IMDb • official movie site

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"Arbitrage" [LionsGate/Roadside Sept 2012]
Arbitrage movie starring Richard Gere  "Power is the best alibi"; a hedge fund magnate approaching his 60th birthday is in over his head financially and on the brink of collapse; his marriage is a lie and a car accident while he is driving kills his mistress . . . Written & directed by Nicholas Jarecki; starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Monica Raymund, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter, Bruce Altman & Larry Pine
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch trailer [2:29] at IMDb

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"Set For Life" [indep Sept 2012]
Set For Life documentary derived from the Over Fifty and Out of Work project  This film grew out of a two-year online multimedia project, and focuses on
three over-50 American workers and their struggles to survive in the post-
G.O.P. Economic Meltdown economy.
Co-produced by Susan Sipprelle;
co-produced & directed by Sam D. Newman
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • bare credits at IMDb • official movie site
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"Le Capital" [France Nov 2012, Cohen Media USA Oct 2013]
Capital 2012 film by Costa-Gavras  A politically-tinged suspense thriller set in the world of international finance: An American hedge fund tries to buy out a giant European investment bank, forcing the bank's officers to desperate measures. Co-written & directed by Costa-Gavras, based on the novel by Stιphane Osmont; starring Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Natacha Rιgnier, Cιline Sallette, Liya Kebede, Hippolyte Girardot, Daniel Mesguich, Olga Grumberg, Bernard Le Coq & Jordana DePaula
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb
novel by Stιphane Osmont
Livre de Poche French-language mass pb [3/2006] for $18.68

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"American Winter" [H.B.O. March 2013]
American Winter special on H.B.O.  Several families in one American city provide an intimate snapshot of the nation's economy and the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream • Co-produced & co-directed by Harry & Joe Gantz
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch 2/2013 preview [4:52] on YouTube
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"Frontline: The Economic Meltdown" on DVD [P.B.S. June 2013]
Frontline: Economic Meltdown   Tagline: "How America's fiscal fallout triggered a world crisis" • Five hour-long TV news programs: "Breaking The Bank" [5/85] {IMDb}; "Inside The Meltdown" [2/2009] written & directed by Michael Kirk {IMDb}; "Ten Trillion and Counting" [3/2009] co-produced & written by Mark Obenhaus {IMDb}; "The Warning" [10/2009] written & directed by Michael Kirk {IMDb}; and "Cliffhanger" [2/2013] co-written & directed by Michael Kirk {IMDb}
P.B.S. Home Video color DVD [6/2013] 2 disks for $20.48
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"Inequality For All" [Radius-TWC Sept 2013]
Inequality For All movie featuring Robert Reich  "A Passionate Argument On Behalf of The Middle Class" Partly funded at KickStarter; former U.S. Labor Secretary {1993-97) and now Berkley University professor Robert B. Reich is committed to raising awareness of the sorry economic state in America, where the huge disparity in incomes and a tax system that rewards 'job creators' who create jobs overseas has decimated the Middle Class. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth; starring Robert Reich; director won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch 8/2013 official trailer [1:48] at YouTube

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"Master of The Universe" documentary
[Germany Nov 2013, USA June 2014]
Master of the Universe docufilm from Germany  leading German investment banker Rainer Voss gives a disturbing confessional insider's account of a frightening and merciless world • co-produced, written & directed by Marc Bauder
KimStim color DVD with English subtitles [11/2014] for $16.00
full credits at IMDb • official movie website
watch full German-language movie [8/2016 upload; 1:27:02] online at YouTube
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banned TED Talk by Prof. Dr. Franz Hφrmann of Vienna, Austria [Feb 2014]
banned TED Talk described as 'most brilliant' about the realities behind the concept of 'money'
watch 2/2014short video [14:33] online at YouTube
official website • entry at Wikipedia

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"The Big Short" [RegencyParamount Dec 2015]
'The Big Short' movie about the GOP Economic Meltdown starring Brad Pitt  Filmed in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Miami & New York; story focuses on four Wall Street insiders and outsiders who saw the looming collapse of the derivatives market and decided to bet big bucks against the system. Co‑written & directed by Adam McKay; co-written by Charles Randolph; starring Brad Pitt (co-producer), Christian Bale, Karen Gillan, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, Steve Carell, Finn Wittrock, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall, John Magaro, Hamish Linklater, Al Sapienza, Byron Mann, Tracy Letts, Jeremy Strong, Shona Gastian, Billy Slaughter, Aiden Flowers & Shauna Rappold, with Max Greenfield, Billy Magnussen & Selena Gomez
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 9/2015 official trailer #1 [2:33] at YouTube
The Big Short, Inside the Doomsday Machine book by Michael Lewis  "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" [New York Times bestseller 2010] by Michael Lewis
A character-rich and darkly humorous account of how the combination of ridiculously easy money, investment broker and shareholder greed, non-regulation, and toxic derivatives caused the free fall of the American economy. Movie rights purchased before publication by Paramount Pictures for Brad Pitt's Plan B company • book entry at Wikipedia
movie tie-in Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [11/2015] for $8.51
W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [2/2011] for $8.96
W.W. Norton 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2010] for $18.36
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"Money Monster" thriller movie  5/2016
[Sony/TriStar/Smokehouse May 2016]
Money Monster thriller movie starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts, directed by Jodie Foster  TV show by economic guru Lee Gates is invaded by a desparate man with a gun and explosives who demands exposure of the Wall Street tycoons who stole billions of equity from stock owners like himself. Co-produced by George Clooney; directed by Jodie Foster; written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf; starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Giancarlo Esposito
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [2:43] at YouTube
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"Equity" [Sony Pictures Classics July 2016]  7/2016
Equity 2016 movie  A senior investment banker is threatened by a concocted financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption. Directed by Meera Menon; written by Amy Fox, Sarah Megan Thomas & Alysia Reiner; starring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, Craig Bierko, Margaret Colin, Nate Corddry, Nick Gehlfuss, Carrie Preston
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 5/2016 official trailer [2:05] at YouTube
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"A Conspiracy of Paper" [Warner Bros. - still in development?]  
Announced 12/2010: The period mystery thriller novel by David Liss sparked a bidding war after its publication in 2000;
Ridley & Tony Scott will produce; adaptation by Danny Strong; story is set in early 18th century London against
the backdrop of the beginnings of stock speculation and the retreat from a metal-based currency
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDb

Conspiracy of Paper novel by David Liss  "A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel" [2000] by David Liss
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [2000 edition] for $11.99
Ballantine Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/2001] for $10.20
Random House 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2000] out of print/200+ used

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