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  Night Shift | Reviews | Guardian Unlimited Film
Night Shift is set in a small French town where the pleasant, reserved Pierre (Gérald Laroche) takes a job on the production line at a small, automated bottling factory.
On Pierre's first night at the factory, a burly co-worker, Fred (Marc Barbé), needles him over his prudery in removing a predecessor's nude photographs from his locker door.
What makes the matter more complicated is that Fred, on the face of it a dangerous sociopath, is a sad loser, deserted by his wife, insecure in his work, occasionally acting decently, and possibly envious of the settled Pierre.
film.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/Critic_Review/Observer_review/0,4267,643984,00.html   (385 words)

  Encyclopedia: Night Shift (film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Night Shift is a 1982 comedy film, one of Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts.
The screenplay for the film was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel.
Night Shift is a 1982 film, one of Ron Howard 's earliest directorial efforts.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Night-Shift-(film)   (902 words)

 Encyclopedia article: Night Shift (book)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Night Shift (1978) is the first collection of short stories (additional info and facts about short stories) by Stephen King (additional info and facts about Stephen King).
Night Surf became the basis for The Stand (additional info and facts about The Stand).
Graveyard Shift, The Mangler, Night Surf, and The Last Rung on the Ladder have each been adapted for film once.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/ni/night_shift_(book).htm   (378 words)

 Night Shift (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Night Shift (1978) is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King.
Night Surf became the basis for The Stand.
The Ledge and Quitters, Inc. were both adapted into segments of the film Cat's Eye.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Night_Shift_(book)   (290 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Night Shift: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Night Shift is Stephen King's first collection of short stories, and features 20 tales.
Night Shift, which was first published in 1976, is the first of King's short story collections, bringing together twenty stories originally published in such disparate magazines as Cavalier, Penthouse, and Cosmopolitan (yes, Cosmopolitan) in the early to mid 1970s.
Children of the Corn is also a masterful tale; the film adaptation elaborately expounds upon the idea, but the core of the story and the mysterious horror of He Who Walks Behind the Rows is given a glorious birth in these pages.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0450042685   (2378 words)

 Auckland Film Society Night Shift
There aren't many films with the ability to grasp you by the intestines and twist inexorably, for an hour and a half.
When he's off-screen the viewer breathes a sigh of relief; when he's around, the film exudes a tangible undercurrent of unease… Adding further power is the totally naturalistic way in which the drama – inspired by a true news story ten years ago – is presented.
Le Guay has said he sees the film almost as a traditional, good sheriff vs. bad guy western but, aside from the climactic sequence, played out in the surrounding woods, there's little sense of artifice in either performances or structure.
www.aucklandfilmsociety.org.nz /movies/night.html   (394 words)

 Night Shift Movie: Night Shift DVD is available from Bestprices.com
A mismatched pair of New York City morgue workers, hopelessly stuck working the night shift, decide to make a little extra cash during those long, late-night hours--they set up a call-girl service, becoming the funniest love brokers in the Big Apple.
NIGHT SHIFT was a HAPPY DAYS reunion of sorts for Howard: Former costar Henry Winkler (Arthur Fonzarelli) stars in the film, and HAPPY DAYS producers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel wrote the screenplay.
Ron Howard's riotous comedy is about two men--one's a milquetoast, the other is beyond hyperactive--who work the night shift in a morgue.
www.bestprices.com /cgi-bin/vlink/085392000623IE   (331 words)

 JoBlo reviews the movie "Night Shift"
A shy, timid man works in a morgue during the night shift, and can't seem to ever stand up for himself.
Take Ron Howard's Night Shift for what it is, a light hearted early eighties comedy that will be a staple in time.
Night shift is truly a sleeper of a movie that didn't get the promo's in '82 that it deserved.
www.joblo.com /nightshift.htm   (1488 words)

 DVD Times - Night Shift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Cruise became a teen idol in Risky Business, Freeman was Oscar nominated for a little-seen thriller called Street Smart and Keaton made a major splash with his debut in Night Shift, an comedy about a couple of Manhattan morgue attendants who use their hearses to drive call girls as well as corpses.
Making Night Shift, his first major film as director after a handful of TV and exploitation movies, Howard cast his Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler as Chuck Lumley, a timid civil servant a million miles from the Fonz.
Night Shift is a terrific comedy which doesn't deserve the semi-obscurity it's fallen into and I see it as my duty as a reviewer to bring little gems like this to your attention.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=4297   (976 words)

 Night Shift
Apparently a 30 minute film was made of this one, though I've never seen any reference to it outside King paraphernalia.
Another of the many Night Shift stories to be filmed, this concerns a teacher whose brother's killers won't stay dead.
Yeah, there was that film with the strangely familiar title, but I believe King got rid of his name from the credits due to it having nothing to do with the story.
www.skeet.org.uk /sk/books/shift.html   (1048 words)

 BBC - Films - review - Night Shift (Trois huit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
When bottle factory worker Pierre (Laroche) switches from the day to the night shift, his life becomes a misery.
"Night Shift" dissects the group dynamics that glue these men together - everything from porn and homophobic jokes to basketball - and carefully illustrates the way this masculine workplace is based on a set of codes that no one fully understands.
See what films are opening in the UK in 2005 and beyond
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2002/01/17/nightshift_2002_review.shtml   (410 words)

 Night Shift - Newsweek: International Editions - MSNBC.com
Studies show that one night's loss of sleep results in a 30 percent drop in cognitive performance, rising to 60 percent after two nights.
Comparing these results with a time-stamped test of the workers' accuracy and concentration throughout the night shift, Roenneberg found bright lights greatly improved the ability of this in-between group to cope with shift work.
Researchers at the University of Utah studied a family of extreme larks—a daughter, her mother and grandmother who all naturally fell asleep at 9 p.m., waking around 4 in the morning—and found that they shared a single genetic mutation.
msnbc.msn.com /id/6214314/site/newsweek   (1757 words)

 Shelley Long Night Shift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From within the late night offices of a New York City mortuary, attendant and stress-exile Chuck Lumley (Winkler) is coerced into managing a group of call girls by his live-wire partner Billy 'Blaze' Blazejowski (Keaton) after nice-girl hooker Belinda Keaton (Long) and her vulnerable co-workers lose their pimp.
For any Long fans, this film has to be in their collection if they want to be taken seriously.
Night Shift is notable for the feature film debuts of not only Ron Howard and Michael Keaton but also for Kevin Costner.
www.the-shelley-long-asylum.co.uk /ns_a.html   (1225 words)

 DVD.net : Night Shift - DVD Review
Night Shift is a flick that conjured up remarkably fond memories, and one which I must have viewed an alarming number of times in my younger days as I remembered almost every line in it.
Both ratios tend to have fairly similar traits, and for a film that’s now 20 years old it exhibits a lot of those signs that you would expect, with what can best be described as a somewhat ’80s-ish look to things.
Black levels are pretty good throughout, and whilst things tend not to be razor sharp by any means the picture is still pretty reasonable, bar for an often alarming amount of white speckles which tend to ebb and flow throughout, plus the odd bigger scratchy visual invaders at times.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=1589   (1197 words)

 Night Shift
Along with Quitters, Inc. and a non-Night Shift segment called The General, this was part of the film Cat's Eye.
For once, a story in Night Shift that a film hasn't been based on.
Yet another story used for a film adaptation, this got a couple of screen encores, although I've heard they were neither deserved nor worthy.
home9.inet.tele.dk /karil/books/night.htm   (1424 words)

 Night Shift (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Plot Summary: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious...
Adam Sandler and Pauly Shore can only DREAM of being as funny as Michael Keaton in "Night Shift." Keaton's hilarious performance only serves to underscore the fact that he's never been near as funny since.
I recommend this film if you have any craziness to your sense of humor, or just if you're a male between the ages of 17 and 25.
www.imdb.com /Title?0084412   (531 words)

 ipedia.com: Carole Bayer Sager Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sager received the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1987 for "That's What Friends Are For" which she co-wrote with composer Burt Bacharach.
The song was originally written for the 1982 film Night Shift, and recorded for the movie by Rod Stewart.
The song was honored for its 1986 cover version by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John, which became a number one hit, raising millions of dollars for AIDS.
www.ipedia.com /carole_bayer_sager.html   (381 words)

 ~*Night Shift - bg*~
It was a rare night together, the first in a long while, and the fighting had started the minute the two of them were alone.
Well yell and we fight and we say things that we don’t mean on the first night we’re back together after we haven’t seen each other in a while.
For years, she'd been watching people come in and out of that diner while she was working the night shift.
www.angelfire.com /indie/bgfic/fiction/nightshift.html   (2513 words)

 Film Review: Night Shift
In a bottle factory in a French provincial industrial town, Pierre (Gerald Laroche) switches to the night shift to earn more money for his wife Carole (Luce Moucel) and 12-year-old son Victor (Bastien Le Roy).
Philippe Le Guay is a critic-turned-director, who has tried to make a strange hybrid of a film, a psychological thriller shot in a naturalistic style.
This is a film with fine acting, camera work free of frills and a plot that will keep you guessing.
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/n/night_shift_2000.shtml   (401 words)

 Night Shift (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
His life is turned upside down when his boss exercises a bit of nepotism and shunts him to the night shift so that the boss's nephew can take over his job.
I mainly watched the widescreen version as that is closest to the intended 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the film.
Colours appear to be slightly undersaturated, and may reflect the age of the film print.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=1659   (758 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A security guard on her first night is subjected to an unknown terror...or maybe we know who the villain is. You will just have to see it to find out.
One night in a shopping mall is all it takes to drive a lonesome female security guard to the brink of insanity.
You could see the horror of that night in her eyes.
www.geocities.com /vegas-cc/nycfilm/First-Night-Shift.html   (106 words)

 Fuel > Mark Murphy > The Night Shift
The Night Shift scratch made you want to run out of the theatre, grab a group of friends and go back in to see it all over again.
Night Shift blasted a breath of fresh air through Studio 2.
She appeared as a monster in 2005 horror film The Descent and made several ghostly appearances as The Woman In Black (Fortune Theatre).
www.fueltheatre.com /markmurphy/nightshift   (721 words)

 Night Shift Film Review - Time Out Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
All credit to Howard, Winkler and co-writer Lowell Ganz for bucking their Happy Days TV formula to cast Winkler as a shy, sad sack Wall Street wizard who runs away from the pressures into a job as night attendant at the morgue.
Very funny he is too, whether cosseting his pet rubber plant, fighting a running duel with a ferociously neighbourly dog, or trying to make love with a girlfriend whose neuroses make coitus interruptus a way of life.
Shelly Long has never appeared more enticing than in the early morning sun of a New York apartment, if you fail to fall in love with Belinda you are a...
www.timeout.com /film/63394.html   (236 words)

 FilmStew.com • Lee Takes Night Shift
Director Spike Lee, whose most recent film She Hate Me was selected to screen out of competition at the Venice International Film Festival, has started negotiations to helm James Ellroy's original screenplay The Night Watchman, which Bob Yari Productions is in negotiations to finance, with filming set to begin early next year.
In the vein of Ellroy's L.A. Confidential, Watchman is set in Los Angeles during the early '90s and is an ensemble thriller-drama that centers on a police officer who uncovers corruption and has to fix the situation in order to absolve himself from the problem.
Mark Umbach is a regular contributor to FilmStew.com, a leading source of film industry news and information, and sister company to Hollywood's Master Storytellers and Project Tracker.
www.filmstew.com /Content/Article.asp?ContentID=9299   (309 words)

 Tick-Tock (Night Shift member)
Tick-Tock joined the Night Shift in receiving new power from Satannish, but lost a portion of their souls as a result.
Tick-Tock then joined the Night Shift in an attack on Wonder Man, but found that Wonder Man was immune to his powers, possibly because of his ionic energies.
The Night Shift nearly defeated them, but then learned from Dr. Strange that they had lost part of their souls to Satannish.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/ticktock.htm   (809 words)

 CBC.ca - Arts - Film - Black Hearted
When the gory jigsaw puzzle that is Short’s body is uncovered, they share a competitive obsession with finding the murderer — a hunt that threatens to overwhelm their relationship with the arty Kay Lake (Johansson), their mutual girlfriend.
At no time does the film turn into a satisfying mystery where the audience feels compelled to guess along with our racing detectives.
The film reveals what are purportedly humiliating audition reels and porn films Short appeared in.
www.cbc.ca /arts/film/blackdahlia.html   (1852 words)

 Stephen King Books that have been made into Movies
Some of the Night Shift short stories were combined along with a common theme (The Cat), and put into the one $6 Million movie.
The final scene, with Arnie touching the emblem on Christine's grille before he dies, is one of the most touching in the early films of King's books, and also underlines the fact that he never escaped her grasp.
Views after the release of the film seem to agree that some of the images were lost to non-King readers.
www.horrorking.com /movies1.html   (2568 words)

 Variety.com - Night shift
Despite fevered guessing by industryites and some overeager media outlets, Fox Wednesday said "American Idol" will remain on Tuesday and Wednesday nights when it returns for its fifth season in January.
And the Wednesday night "Idol" results show will avoid a confrontation with ABC's "Lost" by airing at 8 p.m.
Moves by Fox make it more likely NBC will now shift "My Name is Earl" to Thursdays, though the net's made nothing official.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117933734?categoryid=14&cs=1&nid=2609   (308 words)

 Night Shift (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious...
The plot is quite simple as Michael Keaton (Billy Blazejowski) and Henry Winkler (Chuck Lumley) work on the night shift at a morgue.
Billy is an idea man,(he wants to feed mayonaisse to tuna to simplify the process of having to mix the mayo with the tuna) while Chuck is seems less and less content spending time when he can alone with his neurotic girlfriend.
us.imdb.com /Title?0084412   (493 words)

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