Observing The Workplace — On The Big Screen17:00
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Colin Farrell, left, and Jason Sudeikis are shown in a scene from "Horrible Bosses." (AP/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Colin Farrell, left, and Jason Sudeikis are shown in a scene from "Horrible Bosses." (AP/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Over the years, the workplace has been a rich source of material for filmmakers.

As Steven Zeitchik, who covers the art and business of film for the Los Angeles Times, tells Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer, "Everything from sexual harassment, to workplace mores, to insufficient pay to all sorts of issues that we deal with in the workplace have all been reflected and refracted in the movies that we see about it."

Moreover, Zietchik says that watching films like "Office Space" can be a cathartic because it depicts a common experience that many have been through.

"There's something so...recognizable and I think even therapeutic about it," Zeitchik said.

Workplace-Themed Films

Guest:

  • Steven Zeitchik, staff writer, Los Angeles Times

This segment aired on September 3, 2012.

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