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Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney and uber-producer Frank Marshall talk about how they were seduced by "the beautiful life" of Lance Armstrong while making an uplifting movie about his 2009 come back. The filmmakers go into detail about how they shelved that film then remade it -- adding new material -- to make their new movie, The Armstrong Lie.

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Main Topic Alex Gibney and Frank Marshall on 'The Armstrong Lie' 20 MIN, 16 SEC

Alex Gibney and Frank Marshall talk with Kim Masters about how they set out to make an uplifting film about Lance Armstrong's comeback ride in the 2009 Tour de France only to find that film too 'naive' to release. While in post production during 2010, Armstrong's former teammates went public with information about his doping. The filmmakers shelved the movie and waited. Then in October, 2012, the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) released a detailed account of Armstrong's actions. The filmmakers then spent the better part of the last year recutting the first film called The Road Back and conducting new interviews -- including some with Lance Armstrong -- to make their new film, The Armstrong Lie.

 

Guests:
Alex Gibney, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (@AlexGibneyfilm)
Frank Marshall, producer (@LeDoctor)

Banter Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN, 58 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn of the Los Angeles Times discuss some of this week's top entertainment news stories. 

- Hillary Clinton secures Hollywood backing should she run for president
- Disney insists Star Wars will be released in 2015 even though Kathleen Kennedy, the head of LucasFilm, wants to push it to 2016
- Time Warner Cable reveals impact of month-long CBS blackout on its customer base

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