Why Colorado private investigators need to see Wonder Woman at a Littleton or Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse
By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
Steve Trevor is not a private investigator. If you want to see an undercover operative in action, however --and you're also okay with a spy portrayal that is more fanciful than true-to-life-- Wonder Woman is the summer blockbuster that you can't miss.
Due to it's, so far, ginormous box office returns you'll find it playing in theater's all over Colorado, however, you need to see it at Littleton or Sloan's Lake Alamo Drafthouse before it leaves the theater on June 29th if you want to catch the pre-show reel that includes a fast forward foray through Steve Trevor's last several decades of undercover aviation espionage operations.
Trevor, who Wonder Woman's creator, Dr. William Moulton Marston, introduced in 1941, according to the Wonder Woman Wiki,was originally US Army Intelligence World War II officer going under cover as a Nazi pilot who crash landed on Paradise Island (the island's name was changed to Themyscira in 1987). You'll see several different versions of the origin story crash land the pre-show reel if you head to Alamo.
And if the pre-show clips aren't enough incentive to make the pilgrimage to Littleton or the Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse (which opened a little more than a month ago) then perhaps their full service lunch and dinner menus and full service cocktail cocktail bar will be. But if you miss that chance, no worries. It's playing at every other theater in Colorado.
Here's one more interesting investigator industry tie-in. In addition to being the world renowned research scientist who created Wonder Woman for DC Comics (which was short for "Detective Comics"), William Moulton Marston is also the credited creator of the systolic blood pressure test. The modern polygraph or, as it is more commonly known, "lie detector test" was later invented by John Augustus Larson with Marston's systolic blood pressure test as a vital component.
According to reviews of Jill Lepore's book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a lot of influences went into Wonder Woman's character including early suffragette images, his domestic partner, Olive Byrne --who wore two identical bracelets-- and the personality of Byrne's aunt, Margaret Sanger who was also the founder of Planned Parenthood.
Some elements from the comics and early TV versions, like Wonder Woman's invisible jet are also missing from the new movie. The magic lasso that compels people to tell the truth, however, plays a vital role in moving the movie plot forward and it's golden glow make it dazzling to watch. Especially in light of the fact that the lasso is the brainchild of one of the polygraph test creators.
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