Infectious Greed

Infectious Greed

How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets

Book - 2003
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An inside look at how some of the hottest figures in the film industry view their craft

In this unique collection, New York Times film critic Rick Lyman sits down with notable directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and other film industry professionals to watch and discuss a movie that each person considers seminal or influential on his or her career. From Steven Soderbergh on how All the President's Men influenced Erin Brockovich and Traffic , to Woody Allen's, John Travolta's, Sissy Spacek's, and Kevin Smith's favorite movies, each interviewee's character is revealed in the resulting essays, which deepen our appreciation of landmark films, and give us extraordinary insight into the process of filmmaking.

Lyman enhances every essay with a brief biography, career history, and complete filmography of each of the subjects, which puts them in a historical and creative context.

Drawn from the enormously popular series in The New York Times, Watching Movies will fascinate film students and curious moviegoers alike.
Publisher: New York : Times Books : H. Holt and Co., 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805070989
0805070982
9780805072679
0805072675
Branch Call Number: 364.168 Partnoy
364.168 Partnoy
338.6041 P273
Characteristics: xii, 464 p. ; 24 cm

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Jul 04, 2011

This is an "older" book - that is, it predates the world-wide fiscal crisis with its most obvious symptoms beginning in late 2008. That is all the more impressive, because it is extremely relevant, perhaps prescient, regarding the current fiscal mess.
As one not entirely tuned into the world of high finance, it is disturbing to see how the foundations of our current difficulties began years ago; and worse, how those in government and in the financial sector have known of many of the underlying problems for years - and have avoided changing things to correct the problems.
Strongly recommended for any voter, or anyone ever inspired to write to their government representatives.

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