Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Atlas Shrugged: The Movie


Check this out!  Someone actually has the audacity to make a movie of Atlas Shrugged.  I guess you might call it a Libertarians' revenge movie.  It is a well-plotted book and should be relatively easy to make into a movie, but what does one do with all those speeches by John Galt that went on for pages and pages?  It is as tough as trying to read Ron Paul.

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  1. [looks like there's some sort of bug here from fkp.nl -- netherlands? -- looking for people's passwords]

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  2. Looks like I hit a fake trailer first time around,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w151-e_Y_XE

    Pretty funny actually with all those actors staring meaningfully off into space. Have since posted the real trailer.

    Thanks for the alert, av.

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  3. Found this one in the archives of the Colbert Nation, "Rand Illusion,"

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/221335/march-11-2009/the-word---rand-illusion

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  4. I just watched the previews -- hard to tell the real one from the parody. And just think ... it's only Part I!

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  5. Interesting thing about the movie is that it is a relatively low budget affair ($15 mil) with no major actors. The director is relatively young and has worked mostly in television. Seems this is a film most of Hollywood backed away from, for obvious reasons, but who knows it may hit a nerve with all this new found interest in Libertarianism.

    The Colbert clip is pretty damn funny. It's from two years ago when it seemed Ayn Rand had become a buzz word.

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  6. Colbert has it down. I have never read Ayn Rand, but I can still get the jokes! He is very funny.

    Plus, the clips from fox news on the Obama "war on success" are hilarious. Only they were serious .....

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  7. Ayn Rand = ''leech'' according to her own standards. Typical right wing hypocrisy of the worse kind.

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  8. I did read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. Had to read Fountainhead for a Building Arts class in college. Read AS out of curiosity. First half wasn't too bad, just as a story, but the second half was insufferable as she spelled out her philosophy through a series of John Galt speeches, each of which was 30 pages or so. Arghhhh! Good reason to quit after the first part. Fountainhead was a much better book.

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