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Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

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

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Haskell Wexler
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Agus David Agus ... Himself (as Dr. David Agus)
Netta Bank ... Herself
Annette Bening ... Herself
Gilbert Cates ... Himself (as Gil Cates)
Nick Counter Nick Counter ... Himself
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Tyne Daly ... Herself
Andrew Davis ... Himself
Antares Davis ... Herself
James Ellis Deakins James Ellis Deakins ... Herself (as James Ellis)
Roger Deakins ... Himself
William C. Dement William C. Dement ... Himself (as Bill Dement)
Caleb Deschanel ... Himself
Craig DiBona ... Himself
Alan R. Disler Alan R. Disler ... Himself (as Alan Disler)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Production Co:

Outpost Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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4 August 2006 | by phantom2-2See 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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