Alex Gibney To Direct Movie About Julian Assange

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) will direct a documentary about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, funded by Universal.

Gibney’s style of moviemaking is akin to Michael Moore’s. His films lack even a pretense of objectivity. In the case of The Smartest Guys In The Room, Gibney did not even bother to tell an actual coherent story; he was content to pander to Enron haters by simply stringing together nonsensical images that bore no relation to one another. He spliced in recreations, manipulated the timeline, and otherwise tried his level best to create a story, truth be damned.

I sense he will be much more kind to Julien Assange, but time will tell (unlike his ability to tell time.)


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