In the wake of doping revelations, I realized that my journey – from admiring fan to angry dupe – was the journey that so many others had traveled. Unexpectedly, Gibney was also there when Armstrong admitted to doping, which resulted in the film being retitled from "The Road Back" to "The Armstrong Lie." A layered inquiry into the culture of competitiveness, celebrity, moral relativism and hypocrisy. "It's a deep dive into the psyche of Lance Armstrong, what this man did, what this story was that he told and why – and why we all believed it. AKA: Lance Armstrong: The Road Back. Though Armstrong had dodged repeated doping allegations throughout his career, the credibility of his remarkable story came under more serious fire when in May 2010 former teammate, Floyd Landis, accused the legendary champion cyclist of using performance-enhancing drugs. Most recently, she's editing Finding Fela, a film based on the life of the late African musician, Fela Kuti. ", "In a way the Oprah interview gave us a clue," Gibney continues. Now available on Digital http://bit.ly/1cyDeFp and Blu-ray http://amzn.to/1idX9LX But the former ... See full summary ». "But he's a human being. Alex Gibney – IMDB Former cyclist and teammate of the U.S. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Now playing select cities. And a lot of people hung onto that myth, which we now know to have been a lie — that he didn't dope...Because it was the story that so many of us wanted to believe.". "That was the power of his story...It's the ultimate apotheosis. Then, not long after, in the wake of a terrible defeat, Lance drops his act and speaks honestly to Frankie in a way that none of the crowd around him can understand. "It was a different story unfolding and it was a documentary," explains Tolmach. The Armstrong Lie Lance Armstrong (Actor), Reed Albergotti (Actor), Alex Gibney (Director) (2013). And we knew a great documentary would win or lose based on whether or not you could get inside the character.". Look at Lance's face, the way he seduces some and attacks others. "This was before Oprah," recalls Marshall, citing Armstrong's chilling confession which would take place in January 2013 on the popular US talk show. "It's a tough document in that way. "It was critical," says the director of his desire to make the racing footage as exciting as possible. We just wanted to know what drove this guy. "It's also a riveting story," says Marshall's producing partner and former President of Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man; The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Further, many journalists, armed with persuasive evidence, published extensive accounts of Armstrong's doping long before his confession on Oprah. Critics Consensus: Smartly constructed and scathingly sharp, The Armstrong Lie presents an effective indictment of its unscrupulous subject -- as well as the sports culture that spawned him. Tim Squyres has edited eleven films for director Ang Lee, including Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, both of which earned him Academy Award nominations , as well as Lust, Caution, Hulk, The Ice Storm, Sense and Sensibility, Eat Drink Man Woman, and The Wedding Banquet. Those players have one mission: to protect the star players at any price. Joined by his production team, he began filming in late September 2008, following Armstrong through his intensive training and his attempt to win the Tour de France in July 2009 and again in July, 2010. ", Amongst Gibney's innovations were the use of small digital cameras, early prototypes of the now ubiquitous GoPros — one positioned underneath an Armstrong teammates' saddle pointing backwards, the other atop a set of handlebars pointing forward — to create a more immersive experience for the viewer. "He agreed to that. He is a recipient of the acclaimed American Academy of Achievement Award, UCLA's Alumni Professional Achievement Award and the California Mentor Initiative Leadership Award. By September 2008, however, Lance Armstrong announced that he would return to cycling - with no less a goal than competing in the 2009 Tour de France. Look at the way he marshals the crowd at a press conference to vilify a journalist. Journalist and author whose work focuses primarily on cycling. The Armstrong Lie – review 3 out of 5 stars. His documentary editing credits include Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry, Bill Moyers: What Can We Do About Violence?, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, and American Heroes. In 2008, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Alex Gibney set out to make a documentary about Lance Armstrong's comeback to the world of competitive cycling. In October 2012, he admitted to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "But it all depended on what would happen next...We were waiting to see what the final results would be of the investigations. Speaking with Armstrong after the Leadville race, Marshall and Tolmach agreed it was the perfect time to make a documentary about the cyclist. "I don't want to call it a holding pattern because we were doing anything but holding. From there his legend took flight. Setting out to chronicle a comeback, Alex Gibney's The ARMSTRONG Lie instead emerges as a riveting insider's view, chronicling the collapse of one of the greatest legends of our time. The Armstrong Lie Alex Gibney (2013) 118min. I wonder how they deal with this mess. "Outstanding. And what does it mean?". Rent $3.99. Maybe it's not. English commentator and journalist in the world of professional cycling. In 2009, Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. Yet, despite all that, millions of people around the world refused to believe that Lance had ever doped. Lance Armstrong went on to become one of the most remarkable figures in sports history, winning his first Tour de France (cycling's greatest race and one of the world's most grueling athletic competitions) the following year, in 1999. You want to be in the right place at the right time in addition to coordinating all your other cameras...This was a huge undertaking.". "That was the beauty of his story," says Gibney. So too, did Gibney begin interviewing veteran journalists who had covered both the sport and Armstrong. Em 2012, depois de uma carreira pautada pelo sucesso, foi banido e desclassificado de todos os seus … "We then went to the (2009) Tour and shot the entire three weeks of that race. 2013. What made me want to make this film was to understand how so many – including myself – could be part of such a public cover-up. in English Literature. Of course, I did. "And that was very difficult. Marshall's film, Right to Play, told the story of Norwegian speed-skater Johann Olav Koss's philanthropic works. He is currently in preproduction on Jurassic Park IV. I am often asked what's "new" about doping in "The Armstrong Lie. Maryse lives in New York City with her son. Armstrong published his bestselling memoir: "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life," in 2000. "We got to know each other on the 30 for 30 track for ESPN," says Marshall of his relationship with Gibney. What's "new" about "The Armstrong Lie" is the ability to see how the lie worked. And some of the artists David produces currently: Paul McCartney, 1991, The Rubens, Dirty Pearls, James McCartney, July Days, Alexz Johnson. "You don't want it to seem like wallpaper. When the lie collapsed, I realized that all the footage that I had shot meant something rather different than what I thought it meant at the time I was shooting. In September 2006, he admitted to doping while preparing for the 1999 Tour de France. "In point of fact we had virtually finished the film," says Gibney. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport, and the truth. Academy Award® winning filmmaker, Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks; Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) directs The ARMSTRONG Lie, a documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace. "And the sport is terribly exciting...I really wanted the cycling part to feel like an action movie. I sat down, and there was Bill who looks at me and says, 'So I hear you're a cyclist...Pull up your pant leg.' Who wouldn't want to believe in that story," says Alex Gibney of the Armstrong legend and his new film. Showing the face of the lie – and a reckoning with my own role in it – turned out to be the way to discover an enduring truth: too often, we only see what we want to believe. Production: What we know about The Armstrong Lie Key Facts. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. Between 1999 and 2005 he would go on to win the Tour de France a record seven times in a row. "Because Lance was such a household name it's hard to ask an audience to suspend what they know and what they see almost daily and accept someone else playing the part...Because he was still very much in the public eye, it seemed like an awkward proposition." Born and raised in Texas, Lance Armstrong entered the world of professional cycling at the age of 21 in 1992. Look at the way he humiliates another cyclist – to the delight of the rest of the peloton and sycophantic journalists – for trying to tell the truth about his doping doctor. "Our one condition was that he let us follow him and cover the whole year with full access," says Marshall. Given unprecedented access to Armstrong and the world of professional cycling, Gibney turned his cameras on the sports legend, his teammates and trainers (including the controversial Italian physician and coach, Michele Ferrari) in 2008-2009, embarking on what he believed would prove the ultimate comeback story under the working title: "The Road Back." It is only right at the end that Gibney admits the truth of Armstrong's motives, and how Armstrong himself has deliberately duped the filmmaker. The documentary, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows cyclist Lance Armstrong as he trains for his eighth Tour de France victory. Rent from 20,00 kn or 2000. "I'd certainly heard about the allegations and discussed them with Matt Tolmach and Frank Marshall," says the director. "I got into some of the rumors, the accusations...And also just what made the sport so interesting and how you get good at it. These are not new doping "facts"; these are telltale signs that only the camera can reveal. Mark as already seen. Co-author of Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, The Tour de France, and The Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever. You want to feel that speed. Alex Gibney was obliged to reshape his portrait of Lance Armstrong in response to the cyclist's drug disgrace. ", "It was just such a good story. He also made use of state of the art Phantom digital cameras to film in super slow motion. We decided to go with the best, and that's Alex. The Armstrong Lie Alex Gibney Lance Armstrong Reed Albergotti (2013) Filmmaker Alex Gibney chronicles Lance Armstrong's attempt to return to cycling, his … He later testified against Armstrong in the USADA's investigation of Armstrong's doping practices. Marshall brought the book to Matt Tolmach, who at that time was co-head of production at Columbia Pictures. The Armstrong Lie Through sponsorships, product licensing and endorsements, he had also amassed a vast personal fortune. ". The Armstrong Lie (2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. And you should know that better than anybody else to the get into the...the real nature and the real detail of the story. Perhaps most poignantly, Gibney's film finds us all complicit to a degree in Armstrong's outrageous deceit – a personal narrative which in hindsight seems so incredibly implausible, yet a story in which we all wanted to believe in. ", "The conversation we had at that point was that we owed it to the movie to hold on and turn it into something which really reflected what was going on, which is to say for the movie to ask the same questions that the public was asking," says Tolmach. ", Typically, Gibney would run three to four cameras simultaneously. Enter Site Was this review helpful to you? Teammate of Armstrong's during his first Tour de France win in 1999. Shot over a period of four years, it purports to investigate the oft-repeated claim that cyclist Lance Armstrong was a cheat, and that every single one of his Tour de France wins were achieved by taking drugs. For the next four years he displayed prominence in several key races including a 1st place finish in the 1993 UCI Road World Championship in Norway. On October 22, 2012 Lance Armstrong was stripped of the 7 Tour de France titles he won from 1999-200. Additionally, she has won two Sundance cinematography awards for H-2 Worker and Crumb. By August, 2008, however, the project would take a new track. The Armstrong Lie. ", "The other challenge, of course, was that we were lied to," says Frank Marshall. Born and raised in the south of France, Maryse Alberti is a multi-award winning cinematographer. With more than 70 films to his credit, Frank Marshall is a visionary producer who has helped shape American film. Buy from 45,00 kn or 4500. From 2003 through 2010, Tolmach oversaw all production activity at Columbia Pictures, a post shared with Doug Belgrad. ", Even then Gibney was aware of the misgivings which had dogged both Armstrong's career and the world of competitive cycling itself. The Amazing Spider-Man™, which Tolmach produced along with Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad was directed by Marc Webb and starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Then you quickly jump back in the cars, get ahead of it again, station yourself, set up your cameras, and do it again. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy The Armstrong Lie directed by Alex Gibney for $12.99. During his tenure as President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tolmach oversaw some of the most successful blockbusters in Columbia Pictures history, including the Spider-Man franchise; the worldwide hits The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons; Salt, The Other Guys, Zombieland; 2012; Step Brothers; Pineapple Express; Panic Room; Superbad and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, among many others. In the early 2000's Marshall was approached by fellow US Olympic Committee member, Bill Stapleton — lawyer and agent to Lance Armstrong — with an eye towards making a feature film based on Armstrong's memoir, It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. He was named Executive Vice President of Production in November 1999. In 2010-2011, Gibney released four films as director: My Trip to Al-Qaeda, based on the one-man play by Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower; Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer; a segment on Sumo wrestling in the omnibus film, Freakonomics; and Magic Trip, a time travel immersion experience about the famous 1964 bus trip taken by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Nicknamed the "Little Troll" by Armstrong after he and Sunday Times journalist Paul Kimmage were the first to expose the systemic doping within cycling. The Armstrong Lie Lance Edward Armstrong é um ciclista norte-americano nascido no Texas, EUA, em 1971. Then, in the interview I did with Lance after Oprah, can you tell if Lance is telling the truth? Gibney has directed and produced several music films including Jimi Hendrix and the Blues (Director), and Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (Producer), an 8-film documentary series (and accompanying book and multiple CD release) on the blues, including films by Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Mike Figgis, Clint Eastwood and Antoine Fuqua. David is also a composer of orchestral music. "This is not a story about doping. Lindy Jankura has worked with Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions for the past eight years. "If you look at Alex's Spitzer documentary (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) or indeed many of his films, he likes to examine why people tick. Escolha entre premium de The Armstrong Lie da melhor qualidade. A Dutch lawyer appointed in 2005 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate claims that samples of Armstrong's urine tested positive for EPO. He saw that, smiled, and said 'Alright, let's talk. Available on. He began his career as an agent trainee at the William Morris Agency and later ran Michael J. The Armstrong Lie, review. A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti. A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. Encontre fotos de stock e imagens editoriais de notícias perfeitas de The Armstrong Lie da Getty Images. Managing Director of US Postal during Armstrong's seven straight Tour de France wins. Music producer, composer, arranger, engineer/programmer. : The Extra-Terrestrial, for which he served as Production Supervisor, and Poltergeist, which he produced, the trio formed industry powerhouse Amblin Entertainment. Sr. VP, Columbia Records He is now the manager of the Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team. ... but director Alex Gibney hit the jackpot with this breathtaking portrait of fallen cycling idol Lance Armstrong. Together with his crew — including trusted cinematographer Maryse Alberti and soundman, David Hocs — Gibney was given unprecedented access, filming Armstrong in training rides in Austin, Texas, Sonoma, California and Aspen, Colorado; and then in competition in New Mexico, California, Australia, Italy and Spain in the build up to the 2009 Tour. She has shot many commercials for such companies as Time Warner, United Airlines, Bank of America, Panasonic, Dr Pepper. We shot the next year at the Tour as well, when he continued to try and win again...That's where Armstrong placed 23rd and kind of decided he was done. "Lance is an incredibly driven, amazing athlete with a lot of character flaws," says the producer. Il progetto fu accantonato quando scoppiò lo scandalo del doping e ripreso dopo la confessione di Armstrong. From the stars of "The Good Place" to a pair of "Pretty Little Liars," check out our gallery of celebrity besties. Most recently, he has directed Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, a story of sex abuse in the Catholic church, Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream which examines the stratification of wealth in America, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks which he completed for Focus Features. In addition to the Oscar®, Mr. Gibney has received numerous other awards, including a Grammy, multiple Emmys, the Peabody Award, and the DuPont-Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism. It was re-opened as Armstrong stepped forward to make his public confession in 2013. "I didn't live a lot of lies. The Armstrong Lie (2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Fox's production company before joining Amy Pascal as Vice President of Production and eventually Senior Vice President of Production at Turner Pictures. The Armstrong Lie Synopsis. 2 falam sobre isto. Former sports writer for The Wall Street Journal, now covers white collar crime. Gibney did, however, know a thing or two about making documentaries – with an Oscar® nomination in 2006 for his film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and an Oscar® win in 2008 for the hard-hitting, Taxi to the Dark Side. As editor, Jankura has worked on the feature documentaries Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place and The Armstrong Lie. By early 1997, however, Armstrong had emerged victorious in his battle with cancer (establishing the Lance Armstrong Foundation later that year). The Armstrong Lie. "So they came to me and said, 'What do you think we should do with this?' Originally titled The Road Back, the film takes its name from "Le Mensonge Armstrong", the headline of the August 23, 2005 issue of the French newspaper L'Équipe. Alex Gibney's film about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong lays bare the theatre of the Tour de France, but leaves you disillusioned, says Robbie Collin The Armstrong Lie is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Alex Gibney about the cyclist Lance Armstrong. I know his kids...He's not a monster. She won her second spirit award for the critically lauded movie The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The film follows the story of Norwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss, as he brings sports to hundreds of thousands of children in war-torn and poverty-stricken areas across the globe. But he is a flawed character." Contributing editor to Outside Magazine as well as author of both Lance Armstrong's War and The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France. A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Two hours and three minutes of the lies, then the truth as Armstrong sees it. The film is produced by: Alex Gibney for Jigsaw Productions; five-time Oscar® nominee, Frank Marshall (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Seabiscuit; The Sixth Sense; The Color Purple; Raiders of the Lost Ark) for The Kennedy/Marshall company and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man; The Amazing Spider-Man 2) for Matt Tolmach Productions. ... but director Alex Gibney hit the jackpot with this breathtaking portrait of fallen cycling idol Lance Armstrong. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Watch now from 20,00 kn or 2000. "The Armstrong Lie" picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. Tolmach launched his company in late 2010 and is currently developing several high-profile projects for Columbia Pictures, including Royal Wedding by Nancy Meyers, Dodge and Twist by Simon Beaufoy and a remake of Jumanji. Marshall recently directed Right To Play, a documentary for ESPN Films and their 30 for 30 series. He's like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. His report exonerated Armstrong from any wrongdoing. Squyres has also edited Rachel Getting Married for director Jonathan Demme and Syriana for director Stephen Gaghan. HD; CC; Documentary; 2 Hours 3 Minutes 2014; 3.4 • 142 Ratings; Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest sports figures of all time and put competitive cycling into the global spotlight, by beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times. The Armstrong Lie – IMDB In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Marshall (who ran cross-country and track as a student at UCLA and was a three-year varsity letterman in soccer) served for over a decade as a vice president and member of the United States Olympic Committee. As Gibney puts it: "How were we going to integrate what we had shot before into a structure that was about Armstrong doping? The more interesting question posed by the film – and my own journey through the story – is a mystery: why was the "Armstrong lie" able to hide in plain sight for so many years? Gibney's project was suspended as the story of the doping scandal supplanted that of Armstrong's comeback in the public eye. Following the productions of E.T. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy The Armstrong Lie directed by Alex Gibney for $9.99. Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican. Tolmach joined Columbia Pictures in 1997 as Senior VP of Production. The Kennedy/Marshall Company released three Steven Spielberg films in 2011 and 2012, War Horse, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and Lincoln, starring Daniel Day Lewis. An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. Redeem voucher. The origins of the documentary, The ARMSTRONG Lie, stretch back for well over a decade. He was also, as Marshall knew, an avid cyclist. On Gibney's editing team is Andy Grieve (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks), with additional editing work by Lindy Jankura (Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson) and two-time Oscar® nominee, Tim Squyres (Life of Pi; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. He was supervising sound editor on Anna, Dogfight and True Love. Charting Armstrong’s life-story (and given unprecedented access to both the Tour and the man), Gibney began filming what he initially envisioned as the ultimate comeback story – Armstrong’s return from his 2005 retirement and his attempt to win his eighth Tour. For Gibney and Grieve, the biggest challenge now would be finding the film's structure. Though dogged (as were other cyclists) by persistent rumors of using illicit performance enhancing drugs, Armstrong, during this phase of his career, was consistently certified as drug-free by cycling's governing bodies and continued to race — and win. AKA: A Mentira de Armstrong, Lance Armstrong: The Road Back. "It's a rather unique interview," says Gibney of their meeting, "because you can sense a kind of wounded quality in Lance and a kind of vulnerability that I don't think would ever come again. The Armstrong Lie (DVD) : In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The Armstrong Lie legendas. ", "There were several options at that stage," says Marshall. "From there, people began coming out of the woodwork," says Matt Tolmach of the events which would subsequently unfold, leading to a Federal investigation (where criminal charges were subsequently dropped) and a US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) investigation which would ultimately lead to Armstrong being stripped of his former titles and end his career. Alex Gibney is the director of the 2008 Oscar®-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side and the 2006 Oscar®-nominated film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. THE ARMSTRONG LIE is a fascinating documentary. 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