Batman, Work, and You


I’m excited to see Christopher Nolan’s film Interstellar when it’s released later this year. He’s my favorite director who’s made my favorite film (Inception). He’s also the one behind the epic Dark Knight trilogy.

Speaking of which, I came across this list explaining why that Batman reboot was so exceptional:

  1. The Themes: Thoughtful Ideas to Ponder in a Superhero Movie
  2. The Tone: A serious setting for a serious story
  3. The Boldness: ‘Darkness before the Dawn’
  4. The Acting: A-List Actors all around
  5. The Villains: Unforgettable Antagonists
  6. The Direction: A Filmmaker with a Vision
  7. The Complexity of Bruce Wayne: A Complicated Hero
  8. The Relationships: Wayne’s Strongest Allies
  9. The Special Effects: A Visually-Engaging Film Series
  10. The Completeness : A Finite Story with a Clear Beginning and End


Great films involve a lot of different variables coming together. The Dark Knight trilogy would have been laughably bad if it were sorely lacking, say, # 4 and #9. It’s the total package that makes for a great film or a great project.

The same is true for you and me. Our best work is a product of a bunch of different factors coming together synergistically. We create epic work by covering all the bases.

It’s never a waste of time to focus on improving one aspect of our competency, because that one part serves all the others. Our abilities (or lack thereof) create one “product” we’re delivering to people.

What individual areas do you need to improve in?

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