The Triumph of ‘Wonder Woman’

The Triumph of Wonder Woman

The box office has made its ruling, and the verdict is clear. You can’t keep a wonderful woman down.

“Wonder Woman,” which opened this weekend, is a mammoth hit, meeting the most optimistic expectations and setting up its director, Patty Jenkins, for a place in the record books. It’s on track to earn between $90 and $105 million domestically by Monday morning, according to industry projections. That’s the best debut ever for a movie directed by a woman.

My colleague Maureen Dowd explored this stark gender disparity in a cover story for The Times’s magazine in late 2015, noting that in the previous two years, “women were only 1.9 percent of the directors for the 100 top-grossing films.”

“Excluding their art-house divisions, the six major studios released only three movies last year with a female director,” Dowd added, referring to 2014.

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all we did was play

 

We’ve been conditioned to move from a place of what loves us and almost every decision we make now is based on what other people think about us.

If you are under the illusion that these things outside of you are what complete you, you will always be a victim because everything has to change to make you happy.

When you were a kid you were just effortlessly creating and living in the moment, and that same effortless creativity is available to you right now. You are what you love, not what loves you.

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Kyle Cease

http://www.evolvingoutloud.com

save as draft

Is that a habit?

If your instinct is to publish, to share, to instruct, to give away, to engage and to put it into the world, then ‘save as draft’ is a rare thing.

On the other hand, if you find yourself noodling then putting aside, waiting for perfect, you’re on track to be waiting for a very long time.

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Seth Godin

whirlwind

big burly man

He’s a burly man. Strong voice, 80s New York accent.
Big personality. Vibrant and ecstatic to be near his friend.
He talks about flying in from a job, being put up in a hotel tomorrow night, can I crash with you guys tonight?

Of course.
I’m surprised you’d want to do that.
Yes. Done.
Thank you for wanting to.

He talks this job and that job, what’s in the horizons and pitting this one against that one.
“Angela is in San Diego doing a play, I had to come back for meetings until Friday and then we fly back to NY in 4 days.”
Let’s go for dinner.

Yes, of course.
Thank you for thinking of us.
We’ll take you to our favorite sushi joint, you’ll love it.
Done.

A whirlwind.

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I’m here for an argument

I was just talking about this skit with friends the other night.
Here’s what creativity, teamwork and joy can bring the world.

Ladies and gentlemen, Monty Python:

“I cut down trees, I skip and jump, I like to press wildflowers.
I put on women’s clothing and hang around in bars.”
– Michael Palin, 1969.

all we did was play

 

We’ve been conditioned to move from a place of what loves us and almost every decision we make now is based on what other people think about us.

If you are under the illusion that these things outside of you are what complete you, you will always be a victim because everything has to change to make you happy.

When you were a kid you were just effortlessly creating and living in the moment, and that same effortless creativity is available to you right now. You are what you love, not what loves you.

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Kyle Cease
http://www.evolvingoutloud.com