The One Percent

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The One Percent
Directed byJamie Johnson
Produced byJamie Johnson
Nick Kurzon
Music byRobert Miller
CinematographyNick Kurzon
Editing byMatthew Hamachek
Nick Kurzon
Michael Levine
 
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The One Percent
Directed byJamie Johnson
Produced byJamie Johnson
Nick Kurzon
Music byRobert Miller
CinematographyNick Kurzon
Editing byMatthew Hamachek
Nick Kurzon
Michael Levine

The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between America's wealthy elite compared to the overall citizenry. It was created by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, and produced by Jamie Johnson and Nick Kurzon. The film's title refers to the top one percent of Americans in terms of wealth, who controlled 42.2 percent of total financial wealth in 2004.[1]

The film premiered on April 29, 2006, at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was reported to have been purchased by HBO and a revised version of the film, substantially re-edited and incorporating footage shot since the 2006 festival screening, premiered on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:30pm ET/PT on HBO's Cinemax.

Contents

Interviews

The film is 79 minutes long and features interviews with a diverse range of individuals:

Reception

It was stated in the Page Six column of the New York Post that Warren Buffett had written a letter to Nicole Buffett, daughter of his son Peter's ex-wife from another marriage. In response to her participation in the film, distancing himself from her, he wrote "I have not emotionally or legally adopted you as a grandchild, nor have the rest of my family adopted you as a niece or a cousin."[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ G. William Domhoff (September 2005 (updated July 2011)). "Wealth, Income, and Power". http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Robert, Frank (2008-02-23). "The Rich Man's Michael Moore: Why an Heir Continues to Document -- and Anger -- the Wealthy". Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120371859381786725.html?mod=fpa_mostpop. Retrieved 2008-02-25.
  3. ^ Schroeder, Alice (2008). The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. Bantam. p. 976.

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