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2:05 Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Enron spent 16 years building up $65 billion in assets. It took a mere 24 days to lose it all. However, American history's largest corporate bankruptcy is not simply an arcane tale of accounting practices and financial formulas gone horribly awry. In director Alex Gibney's Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (now out on DVD), the scandal is illuminated as a tragedy of human frailties and hubris, the type of saga that would make Shakespeare or the Greek masters proud. Based on the best-selling book written by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is not your normal investigative documentary. Rather, Gibney's film combines gripping visuals, an eclectic pop-music score and pithy voice-over to give viewers a real sense of t