— Terry Gilliam
Timothy L. Fort has written a really good article about the lack of strong business role models in the movies today. I really got into it if you couldn’t tell. I’ve already posted a quote earlier but I can’t help but steal this passage as well:
“Erin Brockovich’s work was inspiring, but Julia Roberts’ portrayal made Erin into a model that students still resonate with today. Follow that. Exploit the ambivalence. Milk the drama. Show the challenges of being good in business. It might win some box office return. Maybe it would earn an Oscar. I’ll bet it will provide more realistic, dynamic and interesting models that might even help to make business people more ethical in real life.”
“Exploit the ambivalence” is going straight into the manifesto.
— Timothy L. Fort, “Real World Business Heroes Needed”
Remember that weird moment in Batman Returns where Batman, alone in his batcave, talks on the phone to Alfred in his normal Bruce Wayne voice? Imagine they took that scene and made an entire movie out of it. Oh wait they did it’s called “The Phantom”.
This is the perfect image to represent that movie, by the way. Phantom-mobile? Hell no! Take a taxi.