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Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

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A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work.

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Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a 24/7 work culture affects all Americans. Written by TM

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4 August 2006 | by (md) – See all my reviews

OK, so i didn't like the film all that much. haskell wexler makes several interesting and valuable points, i'll give him that. unfortunately he does so in a very tedious, lecturing manner. the presentation is all over the place and doesn't come to any particularly coherent conclusion. this feels like four or five mini-documentaries tacked together, with only one of them focused on the title subject.

i suppose that he wouldn't have gotten nearly as much attention if he'd called the film "working conditions in Hollywood suck", though that would have been a better title for it.

and i suppose the ultimate critique: the two people i saw the film with both fell asleep about halfway through!


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