Desk Set (1957)

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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.


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  • Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Desk Set (1957)
  • Katharine Hepburn and Joan Blondell in Desk Set (1957)
  • Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Desk Set (1957)
  • Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Desk Set (1957)

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7 October 1999 | KOALA-18
10
| Office Politics - Then, Now and Forever
Although "computer" dated, this film is the most accurate depiction of office politics I have ever seen.

Having worked in several well-supervised office departments, the environment that a truly gifted supervisor (Hepburn's character) can create is there for all to see. The upper management attitude of keeping workers in the dark as to developmental plans for the company/department and the havoc that philosophy can wreak on morale and gossip was very satisfying and enjoying to watch. (If only management could learn from this lesson.)

Although the stereotypical "office gossip" is almost too delightfully portrayed, the "cliques" and flow of gossip is so true to today's office environment that someone just entering the work force could view this film as an education.

Of course, Tracy and Hepburn, along with a wonderful supporting cast, make this a very entertaining viewing experience.

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