Casino Jack and the United States of Money trailer online
Are you surprised that your government is corrupt? Are you surprised that your politicians aren't interested a jot in you or your country because they're too busy caring about themselves? I'm not. Even in the UK we're surrounding by a bunch of bickering children who are intent on staying in power as long as possible and earning as much as they can.
So when I saw the trailer for Casino Jack and the United States of Money I can't say I was overly surprised or shocked at it, and that's a shame on so many fronts. I should be shocked, we should all be, and spurred into action to stop these idiots, or at least watch the documentary from Alex Gibney of the excellent Taxi to the Darkside (Filmstalker review) and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
Here's the blurb for the film, before we leap into the trailer:
”This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff—from his early years as a gung—ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah—confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob—style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process.
Oscar—winning filmmaker Alex Gibney once again wields the tools of his trade with the skill of a master. Following the ongoing indictments of federal officials and exposing favor trading in our nation's capital, Gibney illuminates the way our politicians' desperate need to get elected—and the millions of dollars it costs—may be undermining the basic principles of American democracy.
Infuriating, yet undeniably fun to watch, Casino Jack and the United States of Money is a saga of greed and corruption with a cynical villain audiences will love to hate.”
Then there's the trailer for Alex Gibney's Casino Jack and the United States of Money, and when you see the list of things reeled off that these people are connected with, I'm sure you'll hit those surprise levels once again.
If nothing else, Gibney's documentary career to date is one that means you should sit up and take notice. Here's the trailer from Apple Trailers: