I was thinking of doing a post today about the best films to watch…you know, Labor Day films….and while I was making my list, I came across this post over at Cinematical that does just that. Their list is almost perfect, so rather than waste a bunch of time repeating what they’ve written over there, I’ll just link to the post. I mean, I could write pages about why Office Space is such a wonderful send up of the modern workplace, the deep historical subtext and symbolism of the burning office building (i.e. the burning of Carthage in the Third Punic War), but I shall not do so, because that would be boring.
Now, all that is not to say there are no additions I’d make. As one of the commenters points out, no labor day movie list should be without Michael Douglas’ portrayal of a very angry laid-off defense industry worker in Falling Down. And who can forget the exquisitely cold-hearted rationality of the Tyrell Corporation’s Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner? I mean, that’s the corporate honcho of the future if ever there was one. So anyway, as we bring this 2006 Labor Day to a close, I have a single recommendation: see a movie.