Freakonomics

Freakonomics

Director: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon Cast: Steven D. Levitt
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Overview

Freakonomics

Inspired by authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner wildly popular best-seller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, this documentary teams such acclaimed filmmakers as Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) to look at human behavior from a perspective of incentives and statistics. Conventional wisdom gets caught in the crosshairs when Jesus Camp co-directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady explore how underachieving kids respond when they're rewarded for hard work with greenbacks; Gibney throws open the curtain on sumo wrestling; Spurlock examines how baby names can affect a child's development; and Why We Fight director Eugene Jarecki offers a troubling hypothesis on why the early-'90s saw some of the lowest crime rates of the latter 20th century.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2011
UPC: 0876964003568
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 5,425

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Additional Interviews with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner; ; Producer's Commentary with Chris Romano, Dan 0'Meara and Chad Troutwine; Directors' Commentary; HDNet: A Look at Freakonomics

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steven D. Levitt Participant
Stephen J. Dubner Participant

Technical Credits
Heidi Ewing Director,Screenwriter
Alex Gibney Director,Screenwriter
Seth Gordon Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Rachel Grady Director,Screenwriter
Eugene Jarecki Director,Screenwriter
Morgan Spurlock Director,Screenwriter
Doug Blush Editor
Paul Brill Score Composer
Peter Bull Screenwriter
Hilary Carr Co-producer
Peter Cerbin Co-producer
Rafi Chaudry Co-producer
Jeremy Chilnick Screenwriter
Paul Fiore Executive Producer
Michael Furjanic Score Composer
Tova Goodman Editor
Tony Hardmon Cinematographer
Sloane Klevin Editor
Darren Lew Cinematographer
Damon Martin Executive Producer
Daniel O'Meara Producer
Jay Rifkin Executive Producer
Michael Roban Executive Producer
Chris Romano Producer
Nelson Ryland Editor
Michael Taylor Editor
Chad Troutwine Producer
Rob VanAlkemade Cinematographer
Michael Wandmacher Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Freakonomics
1. Introduction [4:32]
2. Parenting [1:54]
3. Names [16:17]
4. Cheating [:02]
5. Pure Corruption [2:27]
6. Exposure [12:10]
7. Cause & Effect [12:13]
8. Crime [:04]
9. Incentives [1:25]
10. Bribery [:00]
11. The Experiment [12:01]
12. Questions [2:49]
1. What Is Freakonomics? [3:39]
2. Are We Biased? [3:43]
3. How Do We Pick Our Topics? [1:53]
4. The Incentives of Daycare [3:00]
5. The Bagel Man [2:42]
6. The Incentives of Hand Washing [2:02]
7. The Broken Windows Theory [2:42]
8. Correlation vs. Causality [3:20]
9. How to be a Good Parent [3:17]
10. How to Find a Good Doctor [1:53]
11. Does Money Win Elections? [4:28]
12. Debunking Conventional Wisdom [2:06]
13. Swimming Pools vs. Guns [1:40]
14. Are We Cynics? [1:09]

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