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Who Needs Sleep?

Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

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In 1997, Brent Hershman had spent 19 hours hard at work as a camera assistant on the set of the film Pleasantville one day before he was allowed to go home. The exhausted Hershman fell asleep at the wheel of his car shortly afterward, and died in an auto accident. The event sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, and led a number of union representatives in the film and television community to demand "twelve on, twelve off" regulations, in which crew members would not be allowed to

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The result is (no pun intended) a powerful wake-up call, not just for Hollywood but for a nation that once fought passionately for the eight-hour workday and now, ever more willingly, works itself to death.

August 10, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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A comprehensive, personal and surprisingly engaging look at how film crews routinely work hours far beyond anything that can be considered safe, healthy or conducive to a balanced life.

January 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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An informative though not particularly exciting documentary.

January 26, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Wexler makes it clear that the most victimized are in situations not unlike most Americans...

August 10, 2006
Los Angeles CityBeat

We all claim to 'eat, sleep and breathe' our passion and, of course, we want to impress the higher-ups who sign our paychecks, but how much is enough?

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Who Needs Sleep is a great sleeping aid, but a horribly dull and uninspiring documentary.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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