“Bryan Gordon’s film won the Oscar for best short feature in 1987 and follows Sam Logan, an unemployed business man waiting to be interviewed for a new job. He bumps into a former colleague who explains the secret to business success. Spending your lunch hours at Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall. Tangoing, both in the literal and metaphorical sense, with your peers while talking in a non committal manner about Business, all the while hoping to be asked to strut your stuff in the limelight with one of the club’s big players.
“A meditation of the maneuverings of the corporate world in the 1980s, the film satirizes the lifestyles of the ostensible successful in a nation obsessed with Gordon Gecko style business moguls. Full of brilliant lines that highlight the duplicitous nature of the board room and its meaningless double talk, all delivered while middle-aged men in suits dance hand-in-hand. Gordon has gone on to direct episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Office but, thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s possible to view his only film project in full on YouTube. It also features a cameo from Fred Willard if you needed further convincing to go and watch it immediately.” (Text via sabotagetimes)