History Trivia / OfficeSpace

16th Nov '17 9:27:16 PM MatthewRenn
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* DigitalDestruction: The HD master of the film used for television broadcasts and streaming has altered colour timing, with a higher prevalence toward dark green and teal, higher contrast, and an overall darker look. Interestingly, these changes aren't present in the film's Blu-Ray release, from which HD copies are usually sourced.
29th Oct '17 2:01:03 PM Sjebens
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**Actually this was also filmed in Austin on Breaker. You can see the IBM buildings in the background.
30th Sep '17 4:55:07 PM ClintEastwood
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* StillbornFranchise: After the film's success on video and becoming a CultClassic, Creator/MikeJudge was offered the opportunity to make a sequel to the film. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/mike-judge-32313 But making the film was such an unpleasant experience for him]] that he declined.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** After the film's success on video and becoming a CultClassic, Mike Judge was offered the opportunity to make a sequel to the film. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/mike-judge-32313 But making the film was such an unpleasant experience for him]] that he declined.
** [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/office-early-reduced.pdf This]] early script contains a lots of differences, from Initech being named Nycor, Peter losing his temper a lot, Anne disliking Lawrence, and working at Unitrode (in the final film it's called Initrode and referred to a couple times), Joanna being named Jennifer (likely they had to change it to avoid a case of TheDanza), and more.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** After the film's success on video and becoming a CultClassic, Mike Judge was offered the opportunity to make a sequel to the film.
WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.avclub.com/article/mike-judge-32313 But making the film was such an unpleasant experience for him]] that he declined.
** [[http://www.
dailyscript.com/scripts/office-early-reduced.pdf This]] early script contains a lots of differences, from Initech being named Nycor, Peter losing his temper a lot, Anne disliking Lawrence, and working at Unitrode (in the final film it's called Initrode and referred to a couple times), Joanna being named Jennifer (likely they had to change it to avoid a case of TheDanza), and more.
6th Feb '17 4:21:43 AM JamesAustin
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6th Feb '17 4:18:43 AM JamesAustin
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* BillingDisplacement: Promo material and DVD covers present it as if it were a Creator/JenniferAniston vehicle, but while she does play the LoveInterest her role is actually fairly minor.
** WordOfGod is the studio insisted Judge hire Aniston specifically so they'd have someone (anyone) famous for the ad campaign. He agreed because he thought she was right for the part and did a good job playing it but the studio wouldn't have cared either way.

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* BillingDisplacement: Promo material and DVD covers present it as if it were a Creator/JenniferAniston vehicle, but while she does play the LoveInterest her role is actually fairly minor. \n** WordOfGod is the studio insisted Judge hire Aniston specifically so they'd have someone (anyone) famous for the ad campaign. He agreed because he thought she was right for the part and did a good job playing it but the studio wouldn't have cared either way.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: The floppy disk that Peter and Co. use to load the virus.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: TechnologyMarchesOn:
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The floppy disk that Peter and Co. use to load the virus.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Dated technology notwithstanding, the movie (like several others released that same year, such as ''Film/FightClub'' and especially ''Film/AmericanBeauty'') depicts the American middle class lacking a clear sense of vision and identity thanks to the banality of day-to-day life. A social issue that has been rendered mostly irrelevant after events such as 9/11 and the rise in social media.
** On the other hand, the film's depictions of the mundaneness and frustrations of office life are still very much TruthInTelevision.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Dated technology notwithstanding, the movie (like several others released that same year, such as ''Film/FightClub'' and especially ''Film/AmericanBeauty'') depicts the American middle class lacking a clear sense of vision and identity thanks to the banality of day-to-day life. A social issue that has been rendered mostly irrelevant after events such as 9/11 and the rise in of social media.
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media. On the other hand, the film's depictions of the mundaneness and frustrations of office ''office'' life are still very much TruthInTelevision.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After the first film's success on video and becoming a CultClassic, Mike Judge was offered the opportunity to make a sequel to the film. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/mike-judge-32313 But making the first film was such an unpleasant experience for him]] that he declined.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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After the first film's success on video and becoming a CultClassic, Mike Judge was offered the opportunity to make a sequel to the film. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/mike-judge-32313 But making the first film was such an unpleasant experience for him]] that he declined.
14th May '16 12:42:04 PM kraas
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** On the other hand, the film's depictions of the mundaneness of office life are still very much TruthInTelevision.

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** On the other hand, the film's depictions of the mundaneness and frustrations of office life are still very much TruthInTelevision.
5th Apr '16 1:08:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Those with keen eyes will recognize one of the Bobs as [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]].
** The other one was the most prominent of the minor barflies on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
** And Peter's grandfather must have fought in WW2 as a [[Series/BandOfBrothers paratrooper]].
** [[Series/{{NewsRadio}} Jimmy James]] apparently moonlights at Initech.
** [[Film/RichieRich Professor Keenbean]] is the psychologist who dies of a heart attack.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Bill Lumbergh? ''[[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw He'll take the case!]]''
** Peter's neighbor is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman]].
** [[Main/JakAndDaxter Erol]] has the same name as a famous singer.
23rd Mar '16 4:34:20 PM nombretomado
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* VindicatedByCable: One of the premier examples. The movie pulled in mediocre box office numbers, despite relatively good reviews from critics, but found a second life on premium cable and on home video. [[ComedyCentral Comedy Central's]] frequent airings brought the movie to an even wider audience, quickly granting it CultClassic status.

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* VindicatedByCable: One of the premier examples. The movie pulled in mediocre box office numbers, despite relatively good reviews from critics, but found a second life on premium cable and on home video. [[ComedyCentral Comedy Central's]] Creator/ComedyCentral's frequent airings brought the movie to an even wider audience, quickly granting it CultClassic status.
18th Mar '16 10:30:24 PM Hossmeister
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30th Oct '15 8:02:42 AM rt2012
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** [[Main/JakAndDaxter Erol]] has the same name as a famous singer.
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