I am the person who will destroy China. (madman101) wrote,
I am the person who will destroy China.

Office Space

I watched Office Space (Mike Judge, 1999) a few days ago. I got good reviews, but failed to sell well - but now it is a DVD IT cult movie. Not the greatest movie, but I say don't miss it. It's history in a couple of ways. It will sometimes make you chuckle.

Now, the thing is, I think this movie might have been really influential. It looks to me like it heavilly influenced the creation of, "The Office," which began in the UK in 2001. The main character even looks a bit like John Krasinski, (who went on to produce or direct the deadpan, sardonic, "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" - which is comparable to, The Office, especially with the herky-jerky camera). He also looks a bit like Brendan Fraser. In fact, the way the main character dressed and carried on, I think that this might have influence the development of Charlie Sheen's character, in, "Two and a Half Men"!

I think this movie might have been interpreted as a statement, by Hollywood, as to what techy Generation X was all about. The studios didn't have a clue what Judge was trying to do, at the time.

Also, the starkness of the office interiors and window shades looks like it influenced, "Matchstick Men."

I don't like it never relayed how the building was set on fire at the end - was it the "Milton" guy??
Tags: judge - mike, krasinski - john, movies - 'office space', sheen - charlie, tv - 'the office', tv - 'two and a half men'

  • Natural Mystic

    Every Friday, the regional DJ guy ends his show with a phone conversation with his mom. The mom closes the call with 'words of wisdom'.…

  • Property tax based on rent potential: What a concept

    Property tax based on rent potential: What a concept New research from UBC Sauder School of Business associate professor Thomas Davidoff could…

  • Open Your Heart to Our Parasitic Tentacles

    ted talks: When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy? | Nita Farahany Tech that can decode your brain activity and reveal…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded