GRAVITY (Read time 1:27)
— It’s the invisible force that keeps us centered & grounded.
|Posted By Astronauticollins|
| THIS IS |
heartstrings & soul tugs Johnny's Dark Shadow .0001=100.0
|Posted By William Mesa|
| big Industry |
I thought the film was just ok, until I read your blog. Your POV coming from being a showbiz person really opened my eyes to the entire film making process. I've been (successfully) stuck in the music biz for so long, that I now want to to shift my energy to other areas of the entertainment industry.
|Posted By Rachel|
| It all has value...even...$.000000001 |
Staying centered, makes pottery beautiful. Value is perceived from so many different view points, I,m sure, everything looks different from space. $.ooooooooo1 has this much value...but maybe in space...it's the other way around:-) I always love film, movies and the brilliant minds that create them. What a great art form for all of us to enjoy. Thank you Michael:-) rachel
|Posted By J Parker|
| "Tug of Truth" |
Thanks JMD for another exquisite inspiration essay! I love your words about ".0001% chance"and "Tug of Truth." Such brilliant writing. Thanks again.
|Posted By joe|
| awesome |
thanks michael.. i benefit most when you write don't give up articles.. a jazz musician stuck in the alps of switzerland where the farmers don't relate to jazz.. i need your encouragement to continue the struggle sometimes!
|Posted By randy|
| Grounded |
You made so many good points in this writing, J. Michael, as does this incredible 90-minute film. I especially liked your final one -- "Even if the odds are absolutely positively against you...." That will stay with me for a long long while.
|Posted By Chico Fernandez|
| Gravity |
Plan to see it tonight or tomorrow.... I like your analogy to entrepreneurism. Thanks Michael!!
|Posted By Michele S.|
| Gravity |
I love the fact they called it Gravity even though it appears that there is absolutely no gravity in the entire movie. But that’s not true, it’s filled with it, if you read between the lines.
|Posted By Robert Mann|
| Cool fact |
Here’s another cool fact: As strongly as Bullock performs in the film, she was actually the third choice behind Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman. Robert Downey Jr. was first choice for Clooney’s part. And that’s showbiz!
|Posted By Cindy|
| No drifting |
Special effects dominated this film. It definitely gave me the experience of aloneness, which was in one of your recent blogs. It made me feel how crucial every decision is when I am alone, in my creative “space.” Every act of Sandra’s moved toward survival—well almost every act. And in taking one step after another, she DID survive. It made me think that every act I take toward creativity brings me that much closer to what I want to achieve, and I can start to see progress even if I feel I am drifting along, aimlessly in space.
|Posted By Andrea|
| Don't bail out |
Truth is, the only Gravity was the Gravity of the situation Sandra Bullock’s character found herself in. And it challenged her character to finally decide if she belonged on Earth or not. Who hasn’t asked themselves, “Why am I here?” She decided she disliked space more than earth and that epiphany awoke in her a desire to survive, to live even. As I experienced this movie, I recommitted to my purpose in life, to my creativity and to my gifts. And NOT to bail out.
|Posted By Beth Marcus|
| No Gravity? |
I love the fact they called it Gravity even though it appears that there is absolutely no gravity in the entire movie. But that’s not rue, it’s filled with it, if you read between the lines.