Trailer

Official trailer for Part I:

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Official trailer for Part II:

  • pmichner

    I wonder if Part III will have (or only be) the whole gigantic monologue of John Galt.

    • Hlwalder3

      While it would be neat to see a film dedicated to that speech, there is simply too much else that occurs in the third act for his speech to be all that happens. I wouldn’t be surprised if his speech is cut down to a five or ten minute monologue. I would prefer they use as much as possible, but it does not seem to be feasible.

      And I second that Mtngoat9, give us something. Even some screenshots would be nice.

      • pmichner

        Maybe the biggest DVD extra ever.

    • http://FreeStateProject.com Publius

      Check out “Galt Speaking” on youtube.

  • pmichner

    I wonder if Part III will have (or only be) the whole gigantic monologue of John Galt.

    • Hlwalder3

      While it would be neat to see a film dedicated to that speech, there is simply too much else that occurs in the third act for his speech to be all that happens. I wouldn’t be surprised if his speech is cut down to a five or ten minute monologue. I would prefer they use as much as possible, but it does not seem to be feasible.

      And I second that Mtngoat9, give us something. Even some screenshots would be nice.

      • pmichner

        Maybe the biggest DVD extra ever.

    • http://FreeStateProject.com Publius

      Check out “Galt Speaking” on youtube.

  • Paul

    I read the Book at the moment. I hope the movie will be just like it.

  • Paul

    I read the Book at the moment. I hope the movie will be just like it.

  • Catherine

    I work as an animator and graphic designer at a movie trailer company in Los Angeles.

    http://www.createadvertising.com/us/

    “Atlas Shrugged” is the book that changed my life, and it would be my DREAM to work on the trailer for this film. Please, please, please contact my company about working on this.

  • Mtngoat9

    A trailer, a teaser, a clip, something! Come on, I’m dyin’ out here!

  • Mtngoat9

    A trailer, a teaser, a clip, something! Come on, I’m dyin’ out here!

  • gregroberts

    GaltSpeaking has made a series of videos based on Galts speech, go to YouTube and type in “This is John Galt Speaking” and make sure it is GaltSpeaking who made the video. I am not connected with this person in any way, thought it might interest some of you.

    • Mtngoat9

      Thanks for the tip. Pretty good. Very long of course, but a pretty decent production and the speaker doing Galt is great.

  • gregroberts

    GaltSpeaking has made a series of videos based on Galts speech, go to YouTube and type in “This is John Galt Speaking” and make sure it is GaltSpeaking who made the video. I am not connected with this person in any way, thought it might interest some of you.

    • Mtngoat9

      Thanks for the tip. Pretty good. Very long of course, but a pretty decent production and the speaker doing Galt is great.

  • Jpk47653

    Where is John Galt?

  • Jpk47653

    Where is John Galt?

  • Melman

    If this movie passes the first test of being decent work of art, are people prepared for the expected hateful
    criticisms from the left and right?

    • Mtngoat9

      Is a duck’s o-ring, watertight?

      All you have to do is read the book reviews to get a tiny taste of the hate and vitriol available, even fitty years ago. These ideas are so thoroughly, point by point, devastatingly anti Statist and and anti Collectivist that the onslaught will be instant and amazing.

      Problem is….fitty years ago the Objectivist and Libertarian movements didn’t exist, Objectivism for sure, Libertarianism just a spark, and classical liberalism was all but gone from the mainstream. Now, there are actual libertarian legislators (in R clothing but walking the walk) in Congress, the entire world at least mouthing market speak, centuries of price control attempts in the US now relics and new ones needing to be hidden under market speak, and socialist is such a dirty word in the US most of it’s adherent’s are constantly changing to new lables only to wind up with them hated as well.

      We are slowly but surely making inroads, and big ones. This movie will help.

      • Doughtyman

        I agree. The louder the scum scream & spit the more they will castrate themselves. I LOVE THIS!!

    • SaulOhio

      Heard it, seen it, used to it. They are simply unable to mount a real argument against these ideas, so they spit hate and lies. I’ve heard it all before. I don’t have to get ready for it. I’ll just sit back and laugh at it.

    • Stan Hight

      The book is great; the movie, as represented here, will be FAR from being a decent work of art. Even in the brief trailer the writing, acting and direction are all sup par. I am quite saddened by this.

  • Melman

    If this movie passes the first test of being decent work of art, are people prepared for the expected hateful
    criticisms from the left and right?

    • Mtngoat9

      Is a duck’s o-ring, watertight?

      All you have to do is read the book reviews to get a tiny taste of the hate and vitriol available, even fitty years ago. These ideas are so thoroughly, point by point, devastatingly anti Statist and and anti Collectivist that the onslaught will be instant and amazing.

      Problem is….fitty years ago the Objectivist and Libertarian movements didn’t exist, Objectivism for sure, Libertarianism just a spark, and classical liberalism was all but gone from the mainstream. Now, there are actual libertarian legislators (in R clothing but walking the walk) in Congress, the entire world at least mouthing market speak, centuries of price control attempts in the US now relics and new ones needing to be hidden under market speak, and socialist is such a dirty word in the US most of it’s adherent’s are constantly changing to new lables only to wind up with them hated as well.

      We are slowly but surely making inroads, and big ones. This movie will help.

      • Doughtyman

        I agree. The louder the scum scream & spit the more they will castrate themselves. I LOVE THIS!!

    • SaulOhio

      Heard it, seen it, used to it. They are simply unable to mount a real argument against these ideas, so they spit hate and lies. I’ve heard it all before. I don’t have to get ready for it. I’ll just sit back and laugh at it.

    • Stan Hight

      The book is great; the movie, as represented here, will be FAR from being a decent work of art. Even in the brief trailer the writing, acting and direction are all sup par. I am quite saddened by this.

  • Danielastacio

    cant wait for the movie!!!

  • Danielastacio

    cant wait for the movie!!!

  • Mtngoat9

    Trailer will be premiered at CPAC on Feb 11 ….and then released to the interwebs!

  • Mtngoat9

    Trailer will be premiered at CPAC on Feb 11 ….and then released to the interwebs!

  • PATTY

    IM SO EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE!!!

  • PATTY

    IM SO EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE!!!

  • Guest

    today!!

  • Aliabdul82

    Is anybody struggling to watch the trailer??? I still get the countdown message on the website

  • Aliabdul82

    Is anybody struggling to watch the trailer??? I still get the countdown message on the website

  • DagnyTaggart

    WHERE IS THE TRAILER?

  • DagnyTaggart

    WHERE IS THE TRAILER?

  • Kowalski

    Upload it, gogogo!

  • Kowalski

    Upload it, gogogo!

  • Pfunk

    Where is the trailer?!

  • Pfunk

    Where is the trailer?!

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  • Juliombernardi

    Loved it… This movie is going to be great.

  • Juliombernardi

    Loved it… This movie is going to be great.

  • Roman

    Cuantas ganas tengo de verla.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      Okay, Roman, my Spanish is not very good. You said “They have such big balls to reach out and touch the truth”?

      Something like that? :-)

  • Roman

    Cuantas ganas tengo de verla.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      Okay, Roman, my Spanish is not very good. You said “They have such big balls to reach out and touch the truth”?

      Something like that? :-)

  • Generalhanor

    YUS!!

  • Generalhanor

    YUS!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V3HWNBE4Y3RYTYRWWMJ7MHHO6Q Julianna

    it has the feel of a soap opera about it. i’m not sure that i can stomach watching the whole film, i like the book too much.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V3HWNBE4Y3RYTYRWWMJ7MHHO6Q Julianna

    it has the feel of a soap opera about it. i’m not sure that i can stomach watching the whole film, i like the book too much.

  • Philip

    I just watched it: It was superb. Had drama, great music, a pulse-pounding force, lots of little ‘teaser’things that indicate momentous stakes, Dagny Taggart-intensity in the actress, the mysterious Who Is John Galt-line.

    Really works as a trailer, as something which ropes in interest. Which is all a trailer needs to do.

    –Who Is Phil Coates

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LW4UPALCIDAC4EEL5UXTXZSVQ Dale

      If this is the Phil Coates I think it is the comment is accurate and sincere.

      • Philip

        If this is the Dale from Iowa I think it is, you are correct: this is the real Phil Coates, the one and only (accept no substitutes.)

  • Philip

    I just watched it: It was superb. Had drama, great music, a pulse-pounding force, lots of little ‘teaser’things that indicate momentous stakes, Dagny Taggart-intensity in the actress, the mysterious Who Is John Galt-line.

    Really works as a trailer, as something which ropes in interest. Which is all a trailer needs to do.

    –Who Is Phil Coates

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LW4UPALCIDAC4EEL5UXTXZSVQ Dale

      If this is the Phil Coates I think it is the comment is accurate and sincere.

      • Philip

        If this is the Dale from Iowa I think it is, you are correct: this is the real Phil Coates, the one and only (accept no substitutes.)

  • http://twitter.com/mikeymignogna Michael Mignogna

    Amazing. SO happy they are doing it in more than one part!

  • http://twitter.com/mikeymignogna Michael Mignogna

    Amazing. SO happy they are doing it in more than one part!

  • Yara Maldonado

    Mi novela favorita llevada al cine!

  • Yara Maldonado

    Mi novela favorita llevada al cine!

  • http://twitter.com/mikeymignogna Michael Mignogna

    I am a huge fan of the book and was worried the movie would completely miss the mark. I am less concerned now. So happy they are doing it in more than one part! Looks surprisingly awesome.

    • Anonymous

      My sentiments as well. This looks better than expected. While I don’t see how the movie can fully capture the book, if it comes close, people maybe inspired to tackle reading the book. The behavior of our current government parallels the theme of AS in many ways – I’d love to see more people realize the problems that come with big government. If it takes an “action film” to get them there – I’m all for it.

  • http://twitter.com/mikeymignogna Michael Mignogna

    I am a huge fan of the book and was worried the movie would completely miss the mark. I am less concerned now. So happy they are doing it in more than one part! Looks surprisingly awesome.

    • NQuestOfApollo

      My sentiments as well. This looks better than expected. While I don’t see how the movie can fully capture the book, if it comes close, people maybe inspired to tackle reading the book. The behavior of our current government parallels the theme of AS in many ways – I’d love to see more people realize the problems that come with big government. If it takes an “action film” to get them there – I’m all for it.

  • http://www.learcapital.com/exactprice haljett

    I’m looking forward to this movie. I am curious to see how well it translates to the big screen.

  • http://www.learcapital.com/exactprice haljett

    I’m looking forward to this movie. I am curious to see how well it translates to the big screen.

  • Blue Green Metal

    Oh yeah!

  • Blue Green Metal

    Oh yeah!

  • SaulOhio

    The better this is, the more the political talking heads will hate it.

    Or maybe its the more they hate it, the better I’ll like it!

  • Jposton

    I am glad to see this called Part 1. There is no way to do justice to Atlas Shrugged in one even long movie. A trilogy is required at least.

    Having said that, this movie still scares me. How can it possibly capture the essence of the novel? Will it hold up to repeat viewings as the book does upon repeat readings? Each time I read the book the structure becomes more beautiful. The skill of construction of the story becomes more apparent. The beauty of the language and Rand’s mastery of English never ceases to amaze me.

    The movie has much to live up to. Much to lose, and precious little to gain.

    I hope it is successful in telling the story…

    • Doughtyman

      Rand would have admired the courage required to take such a professional risk. For that alone I applaud. But you’re right not much to gain unless it makes them all filthy RICH!!! I will probably see it more than once Yahoo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_45UDKTKDAM2NTQN75SX3XPKSPU Gary

      There’s a great deal to gain and, objectively speaking, nothing but the filmmakers’ investment to lose. Rand’s books are historically, almost uniquely, difficult to film, but it is sadly true that there are a great many people who have never _read_ her books but who might very well view the film. If the ideas which underlie “Atlas Shrugged” are conveyed in this film, the alteration or even loss of a few story elements is immaterial. This isn’t “Harry Potter,” after all. (-:

      • Ron R. II

        From what I see they have done the best possible recreation for the format, hopefully it will lead many who have never heard of Rand to go find the book themselves

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      > How can it possibly capture the essence of the novel?

      It can’t.

      No movie could capture the essence of a rich, powerful 1200 page novel. So if you have that unreasonable a Platonic, otherworldly expectation, you are bound to be disappointed. Instead, view it as providing a glimpse into the world and the ideas of Atlas without doing anything to undercut or contradict them. View it as a -gateway- to the novel.

      And simply expect and hope that it be something enjoyable in itself and of value as a separate esthetic experience.

      That’s it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPTOLFCMWOCO4O33WKOEV44K4Y Sam

        I agree. I am sure alot of ME will be wrapped up in it and it’s nice to put real live faces to Dagny, Hank, Galt, etc. but it stands alone I think. Nothing can compare to the book. It would need to be days long to even come remotely close.

      • Anonymous

        Your point is valid, but from the trailer it’s clear there was still much room to expand in Ayn’s direction and less in Gossip Girls’. Looking forward to seeing the feature length film.

    • http://twitter.com/RLCrocker RLCrocker

      It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the hollywood establishment is criticizing this movie for it’s clumsy dialog. After all it doesn’t include the line “I’m Gay” even once.

      • Anonymous

        The dialog is really awkward though … especially in that flash of umbrella scene … it’s cringe worthy .. shame.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMEB4Z2I5V6UPZ277SFEUQBROM HawkeyeLonewolf

          The only cringing dialogue (in the final trailer) IMO is Bill Beckel’s line “How about you let me finish speaking!”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TLUV6M4AVA4D3BTCUQUIJ6ESI JF

        More importantly, it doesn’t trash “the rich,” make heroes of slackers or create the image of the government-as-our-savior. Truly, not for the likes of Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Cher or Barbara Streisand.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Umanzor/100000681665999 Charlie Umanzor

          When has the Gov. been meant to look like a savior in Hollywood?

    • Anonymous

      I agree with the book versus movie comments. For all of you readers out there, you know the book will always be the best format because we use our minds. That is the total point of this movie and the book.
      If the movie can convey to our American people, to inspire them to use their minds, to work hard at their jobs (or even get a job) or even accept a job below them but accel at it, then Ayn Rands point has been made. If this movie inspires people to work hard, accept their money for their efforts, and not feel guilty because they did something good and productive, this country could flourish once again. I finished this book a month ago, and immediatly started reading it again. The foreshadowing, the symbolisim, plot, characters, its all so much better in the book… I get it. Not all of us want to read, so I hope this movie can be a cliff notes to those who have the potential and don’t want to live off of the backs of others.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Douglas-Marsh/100000161772564 Douglas Marsh

        HHHHMMM i think you’ve forgotten one thing. To work in a system based on failure is what the book/movie is trying to make everyone aware of. Sure, Hank Reardon and Dagny Taggart look like they are the heros….but alas, they are the ones that are propping up all the evil. They are the enemies in the book and the movie. Maybe everyone needs to reread the book and realize that they are the people John Galt is fighting. To get everyone to quit, but they keep on fighting for what “they” think is right and not what is right with reality. Can humanity survive if it’s constantly walking with a crutch? Can humanity move forward if there is an open parachute at the back of the jet? We should embrace the unemployed, the people on social aid, for, they are the ones that are truly ”working” to achieve their ultimate goal.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Douglas-Marsh/100000161772564 Douglas Marsh

          DEATH

  • SaulOhio

    The better this is, the more the political talking heads will hate it.

    Or maybe its the more they hate it, the better I’ll like it!

  • Jposton

    I am glad to see this called Part 1. There is no way to do justice to Atlas Shrugged in one even long movie. A trilogy is required at least.

    Having said that, this movie still scares me. How can it possibly capture the essence of the novel? Will it hold up to repeat viewings as the book does upon repeat readings? Each time I read the book the structure becomes more beautiful. The skill of construction of the story becomes more apparent. The beauty of the language and Rand’s mastery of English never ceases to amaze me.

    The movie has much to live up to. Much to lose, and precious little to gain.

    I hope it is successful in telling the story…

    • Doughtyman

      Rand would have admired the courage required to take such a professional risk. For that alone I applaud. But you’re right not much to gain unless it makes them all filthy RICH!!! I will probably see it more than once Yahoo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_45UDKTKDAM2NTQN75SX3XPKSPU Gary

      There’s a great deal to gain and, objectively speaking, nothing but the filmmakers’ investment to lose. Rand’s books are historically, almost uniquely, difficult to film, but it is sadly true that there are a great many people who have never _read_ her books but who might very well view the film. If the ideas which underlie “Atlas Shrugged” are conveyed in this film, the alteration or even loss of a few story elements is immaterial. This isn’t “Harry Potter,” after all. (-:

      • Ron R. II

        From what I see they have done the best possible recreation for the format, hopefully it will lead many who have never heard of Rand to go find the book themselves

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      > How can it possibly capture the essence of the novel?

      It can’t.

      No movie could capture the essence of a rich, powerful 1200 page novel. So if you have that unreasonable a Platonic, otherworldly expectation, you are bound to be disappointed. Instead, view it as providing a glimpse into the world and the ideas of Atlas without doing anything to undercut or contradict them. View it as a -gateway- to the novel.

      And simply expect and hope that it be something enjoyable in itself and of value as a separate esthetic experience.

      That’s it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPTOLFCMWOCO4O33WKOEV44K4Y Sam

        I agree. I am sure alot of ME will be wrapped up in it and it’s nice to put real live faces to Dagny, Hank, Galt, etc. but it stands alone I think. Nothing can compare to the book. It would need to be days long to even come remotely close.

      • rea1211

        Your point is valid, but from the trailer it’s clear there was still much room to expand in Ayn’s direction and less in Gossip Girls’. Looking forward to seeing the feature length film.

    • http://twitter.com/RLCrocker RLCrocker

      It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the hollywood establishment is criticizing this movie for it’s clumsy dialog. After all it doesn’t include the line “I’m Gay” even once.

      • rea1211

        The dialog is really awkward though … especially in that flash of umbrella scene … it’s cringe worthy … what a shame.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMEB4Z2I5V6UPZ277SFEUQBROM HawkeyeLonewolf

          The only cringing dialogue (in the final trailer) IMO is Bill Beckel’s line “How about you let me finish speaking!”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TLUV6M4AVA4D3BTCUQUIJ6ESI JF

        More importantly, it doesn’t trash “the rich,” make heroes of slackers or create the image of the government-as-our-savior. Truly, not for the likes of Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Cher or Barbara Streisand.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Umanzor/100000681665999 Charlie Umanzor

          When has the Gov. been meant to look like a savior in Hollywood?

    • cepheus5150

      I agree with the book versus movie comments. For all of you readers out there, you know the book will always be the best format because we use our minds. That is the total point of this movie and the book and the author.
      If the movie can convey to our American people, to inspire them to use their minds, to work hard at their jobs (or even get a job) or even accept a job below them but accel at it, then Ayn Rands point has been made. If this movie inspires people to work hard, accept their money for their efforts, and not feel guilty because they did something good and productive, this country could flourish once again. I finished this book a month ago, and immediatly started reading it again. The foreshadowing, the symbolisim, plot, characters, its all so much better in the book… I get it. Not all of us want to read, so I hope this movie can be a cliff notes to those who have the potential and don’t want to live off of the backs of others.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Douglas-Marsh/100000161772564 Douglas Marsh

        HHHHMMM i think you’ve forgotten one thing. To work in a system based on failure is what the book/movie is trying to make everyone aware of. Sure, Hank Reardon and Dagny Taggart look like they are the heros….but alas, they are the ones that are propping up all the evil. They are the enemies in the book and the movie. Maybe everyone needs to reread the book and realize that they are the people John Galt is fighting. To get everyone to quit, but they keep on fighting for what “they” think is right and not what is right with reality. Can humanity survive if it’s constantly walking with a crutch? Can humanity move forward if there is an open parachute at the back of the jet? We should embrace the unemployed, the people on social aid, for, they are the ones that are truly ”working” to achieve their ultimate goal.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Douglas-Marsh/100000161772564 Douglas Marsh

          DEATH

  • Lauren

    I really don’t think that this novel can be translated into a film. I’m super disappointed with the trailer already; it’s like they’re trying to make it an “action” film, when that’s not what the book was about at all.

    • Philip

      The book was not just talking heads or only philosophical speech or discussion. We live in the real world of physical action, suspense, conflicts between people.

      Those things have to be concretized in action. Which the book did. (Not in the sense of kung-fo and constant fisticuffs, obviously.)

      Atlas Shrugged does -in fact- have an ‘action’ plot.

      And properly so.

      • Ragnar

        Yeah, Dagny killed a man, fer crissakes. There’s action.

    • Bring_it

      Not about action? What book are you referring to? Atlas Shrugged certainly isn’t about sitting on your hands!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_45UDKTKDAM2NTQN75SX3XPKSPU Gary

      “I really don’t think …” is an inauspicious beginning point for an argument. “Atlas Shrugged” is very much about action, and by the way precisely opposed to the “it can’t be done” attitude.

    • Jsu

      Give it a chance

      • Anonymous

        Definitely rooting for the Atlas Shrugged film that could … can it? Looking forward to the movie.

    • Vince Skolny

      I think you’re just looking to be disappointed. Lighten up and have a french fry.

      • Heath Reardon

        So true, A.S. is all about action, it’s almost a SciFi even if told in todays advances.

    • http://twitter.com/ShatteredVoice Binder Adzowry

      I totally agree with you.

  • Lauren

    I really don’t think that this novel can be translated into a film. I’m super disappointed with the trailer already; it’s like they’re trying to make it an “action” film, when that’s not what the book was about at all.

    • Philip

      The book was not just talking heads or only philosophical speech or discussion. We live in the real world of physical action, suspense, conflicts between people.

      Those things have to be concretized in action. Which the book did. (Not in the sense of kung-fo and constant fisticuffs, obviously.)

      Atlas Shrugged does -in fact- have an ‘action’ plot.

      And properly so.

      • Ragnar

        Yeah, Dagny killed a man, fer crissakes. There’s action.

    • Bring_it

      Not about action? What book are you referring to? Atlas Shrugged certainly isn’t about sitting on your hands!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_45UDKTKDAM2NTQN75SX3XPKSPU Gary

      “I really don’t think …” is an inauspicious beginning point for an argument. “Atlas Shrugged” is very much about action, and by the way precisely opposed to the “it can’t be done” attitude.

    • Jsu

      Give it a chance

      • rea1211

        Definitely rooting for the Atlas Shrugged film that could … can it? Looking forward to the movie.

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/vinceskolny Vince Skolny

      I think you’re just looking to be disappointed. Lighten up and have a french fry.

      • Heath Reardon

        So true, A.S. is all about action, it’s almost a SciFi even if told in todays advances.

    • http://twitter.com/ShatteredVoice Binder Adzowry

      I totally agree with you.

  • DagnyT

    Worth the wait to see a movie that wasn’t Hollywood-ized. I can’t wait!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UIUHVVCPLQPOL5MHKDSHVJHNBQ James Leach

      she broke convention with the movie “fountainhead’ , she had total control………….like she used to say, the FACT that it (part 1) has been published (made into a movie) is proof enough……….(its relaxing to see somebody has the sense of humor and life to be a ‘Dagny’………johngalt@oath.com…….everyone is welcome $$$$$$$$$

  • DagnyT

    Worth the wait to see a movie that wasn’t Hollywood-ized. I can’t wait!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UIUHVVCPLQPOL5MHKDSHVJHNBQ James Leach

      she broke convention with the movie “fountainhead’ , she had total control………….like she used to say, the FACT that it (part 1) has been published (made into a movie) is proof enough……….(its relaxing to see somebody has the sense of humor and life to be a ‘Dagny’………johngalt@oath.com…….everyone is welcome $$$$$$$$$

  • Jeffers Dodge

    Profit is the cost of efficiency… do it with honor and your pursuit of happiness will be fulfilled.

  • Jeffers Dodge

    Profit is the cost of efficiency… do it with honor and your pursuit of happiness will be fulfilled.

  • Connor

    Difficult to capture it, I am sure. But it can’t turn out like The Fountainhead. This trailer promises a far better quality, and the scenes believable. It CAN be done–they made The Godfather, and that seemed impossible after reading the book–money will get ‘er done–hope they have the budget to finish it correctly.

    • Anonymous

      Regarding that, the news that the producer is being sued, looks like successfully, for 16 million dollars does not bode well for parts 2 and 3..

  • Connor

    Difficult to capture it, I am sure. But it can’t turn out like The Fountainhead. This trailer promises a far better quality, and the scenes believable. It CAN be done–they made The Godfather, and that seemed impossible after reading the book–money will get ‘er done–hope they have the budget to finish it correctly.

  • John

    I can hardly wait

  • John

    I can hardly wait

  • Robert86

    They took the best dialog in the world and dumbed it down. Why?

    • Philip

      You can’t get much dialog into a two minute trailer. Hopefully there will be many great lines in ninety minutes or two hours.

  • Robert86

    They took the best dialog in the world and dumbed it down. Why?

    • Philip

      You can’t get much dialog into a two minute trailer. Hopefully there will be many great lines in ninety minutes or two hours.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LW4UPALCIDAC4EEL5UXTXZSVQ Dale

    It’s gonna be great.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LW4UPALCIDAC4EEL5UXTXZSVQ Dale

    It’s gonna be great.

  • louis

    Very brief, high action, and few lines that mostly Rand readers know the power of. I hope it is not just another action movie. Have courage, take a deep breath and take your time.

  • louis

    Very brief, high action, and few lines that mostly Rand readers know the power of. I hope it is not just another action movie. Have courage, take a deep breath and take your time.

  • JK

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait. I love John Galt!

  • Patrick T. Peterson

    Fantastic energy. Love the dialog!

  • JK

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait. I love John Galt!

  • Patrick T. Peterson

    Fantastic energy. Love the dialog!

  • http://smallestminority.blogspot.com Kevin Baker

    Obviously “loosely based” on Atlas Shrugged.

  • http://smallestminority.blogspot.com Kevin Baker

    Obviously “loosely based” on Atlas Shrugged.

  • Jack

    I admit it, my eyes are moist and I sighed when it was over. This could change the world.

  • Jimmy Casey

    I can’t believe the filming of it was even allowed. Obviously an end run around the PC Hollywood cabal was successfully executed. I am so happy right now.

  • Jack

    I admit it, my eyes are moist and I sighed when it was over. This could change the world.

  • Jimmy Casey

    I can’t believe the filming of it was even allowed. Obviously an end run around the PC Hollywood cabal was successfully executed. I am so happy right now.

  • Maplebob23

    Looks good. Much better than I had hoped. I am stoked!

  • Rebecccahollifield

    Scary! from what I have seen so far. Too heavy handed just like what killed the Foutntainhead movie. Get the point across with more subtle great writing. It’s supposed to be a mystery. FGS! Plus, if they wanted a really bitchin’ Dagny by todays standards, I would’ve gone for someone like Rosemund Pike. And Readon? Please. This character was supposed to be a giant of a man and who is this wimpy guy? As for the rest of the cast, I hope it’s better. I know they don’t have a big budget but this book changed my life and…well maybe it just can’t be translated….

  • Kenli

    I agree that it looks like it’s trying to be like an action film, but what exactly is wrong with that? Ayn Rand promoted ideas of capitalism as noble, so this movie should aim to make profit. If it stands to make more by being more exciting, then so be it. You cannot expect this to be a charity case supported by the fans of the book alone.

    Also, in case you’ve forgotten, it was a pretty action-packed book. What made Dagny such a great manager of the company was that she was so quick to respond to crises. Under centralized management, people’s lives were put in danger, which was made worse by slow reaction times. Just thought I’d remind you of that.

  • Maplebob23

    Looks good. Much better than I had hoped. I am stoked!

  • Rebecccahollifield

    Scary! from what I have seen so far. Too heavy handed just like what killed the Foutntainhead movie. Get the point across with more subtle great writing. It’s supposed to be a mystery. FGS! Plus, if they wanted a really bitchin’ Dagny by todays standards, I would’ve gone for someone like Rosemund Pike. And Readon? Please. This character was supposed to be a giant of a man and who is this wimpy guy? As for the rest of the cast, I hope it’s better. I know they don’t have a big budget but this book changed my life and…well maybe it just can’t be translated….

  • Kenli

    I agree that it looks like it’s trying to be like an action film, but what exactly is wrong with that? Ayn Rand promoted ideas of capitalism as noble, so this movie should aim to make profit. If it stands to make more by being more exciting, then so be it. You cannot expect this to be a charity case supported by the fans of the book alone.

    Also, in case you’ve forgotten, it was a pretty action-packed book. What made Dagny such a great manager of the company was that she was so quick to respond to crises. Under centralized management, people’s lives were put in danger, which was made worse by slow reaction times. Just thought I’d remind you of that.

  • Wayne King

    Us are going to see it.

  • Wayne King

    Us are going to see it.

  • Gulee

    It was nicely adapted to modern day settings, very stylish, great action plot, suspense, and drama! Very disappointed about the cast, seemed attempting to duplicate Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal in Fountainhead, not as powerful, way out of style.

  • Gulee

    It was nicely adapted to modern day settings, very stylish, great action plot, suspense, and drama! Very disappointed about the cast, seemed attempting to duplicate Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal in Fountainhead, not as powerful, way out of style.

  • Tsummerlee

    This is going to be GREAT!

  • Tsummerlee

    This is going to be GREAT!

  • Hypatia

    Who is playing Francisco d’Anconia? (my favorite character from the book)

    • Cogito

      After recently seeing Agora for the first and second times, I could not resist the urge to reply to someone named Hypatia. Are you Rachel Weisz? To answer your question, Jsu Garcia plays Frisco.

  • Hypatia

    Who is playing Francisco d’Anconia? (my favorite character from the book)

    • Cogito

      After recently seeing Agora for the first and second times, I could not resist the urge to reply to someone named Hypatia. Are you Rachel Weisz? To answer your question, Jsu Garcia plays Frisco.

  • Diane Radcliffe

    The trailer makes things look much more modern than the feeling I got from the book. I thought it would have more of a vintage feel, but the car she is driving and sitting in, and even the trains seem way too modern to me. But, I will go see it, of course. Dee in Honolulu

  • Diane Radcliffe

    The trailer makes things look much more modern than the feeling I got from the book. I thought it would have more of a vintage feel, but the car she is driving and sitting in, and even the trains seem way too modern to me. But, I will go see it, of course. Dee in Honolulu

  • Brian

    Movies are never as good as the books that give birth to them. This movie is about introducing Rands ideals to a new generation. Frankly, I think it looks pretty good. I see faces I recognize, the sets are beautiful. I will see it, without a doubt.

  • Brian

    Movies are never as good as the books that give birth to them. This movie is about introducing Rands ideals to a new generation. Frankly, I think it looks pretty good. I see faces I recognize, the sets are beautiful. I will see it, without a doubt.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    The trailer is well crafted and hopefully reflects the technical quality of the entire movie. Now what happens to Rand’s philosophical message is something else…

    I too (like some of those posting on this site) first read Rand in my mid-teens (16 in fact, and with Anthem – done in 1 hour! it was riveting) and have gone through many promises of films of Atlas Shrugged. I definitely am looking forward to seeing this production. It may even get me into a theater, something I’ve not had any desire to do for many years – willing to wait for the few DVDs deemed worth buying.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    The trailer is well crafted and hopefully reflects the technical quality of the entire movie. Now what happens to Rand’s philosophical message is something else…

    I too (like some of those posting on this site) first read Rand in my mid-teens (16 in fact, and with Anthem – done in 1 hour! it was riveting) and have gone through many promises of films of Atlas Shrugged. I definitely am looking forward to seeing this production. It may even get me into a theater, something I’ve not had any desire to do for many years – willing to wait for the few DVDs deemed worth buying.

  • Mike

    Scheduled to be released on my birth day!

  • Mike

    Scheduled to be released on my birth day!

  • Patrick

    COUPLE OF THINGS, IT IS DIFFICULT TO GAUGE A MOVIE BY WHAT IS SHOWN IN A SHORT TRAILER. FURTHER I WOULD HATE TO THINK THAT SOMEONE WHO SEES THE MOVIE WOULD NOT FEEL THE NEED TO READ THE BOOK, ON THE OTHER HAND THE OPPOSITE WAY BE TRUE. IN ANY EVENT IN THIS CASE A “CONTROVERSY” WOULD BE A GOOD THING, THE MORE WHO HEAR ABOUT THIS BOOK THE BETTER!

  • Patrick

    COUPLE OF THINGS, IT IS DIFFICULT TO GAUGE A MOVIE BY WHAT IS SHOWN IN A SHORT TRAILER. FURTHER I WOULD HATE TO THINK THAT SOMEONE WHO SEES THE MOVIE WOULD NOT FEEL THE NEED TO READ THE BOOK, ON THE OTHER HAND THE OPPOSITE WAY BE TRUE. IN ANY EVENT IN THIS CASE A “CONTROVERSY” WOULD BE A GOOD THING, THE MORE WHO HEAR ABOUT THIS BOOK THE BETTER!

  • Manray

    Choppy, choppy, choppy to follow!

    Wow, if flat, unemotional and having little apparent intelligence or depth of feeling is supposed to substitute for being a mover and shaker, this shallow-voiced Dagny Taggart is it. Rearden looks like an elf. Almost childish in its two-dimensional characters.

    Regrettably, the “dilemmas” will not pull viewers in as a personally identifiable problems they really want solved. “Who is John Galt?” is irrelevant at this point.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      A trailer is supposed to be “choppy”. And its characters can’t help but be “two-dimensional”:

      Two and a half minutes. Remember??

  • Manray

    Choppy, choppy, choppy to follow!

    Wow, if flat, unemotional and having little apparent intelligence or depth of feeling is supposed to substitute for being a mover and shaker, this shallow-voiced Dagny Taggart is it. Rearden looks like an elf. Almost childish in its two-dimensional characters.

    Regrettably, the “dilemmas” will not pull viewers in as a personally identifiable problems they really want solved. “Who is John Galt?” is irrelevant at this point.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      A trailer is supposed to be “choppy”. And its characters can’t help but be “two-dimensional”:

      Two and a half minutes. Remember??

  • Bringit

    Atlas Shrugged is conceptually and literally about “motive power”, about making things happen, about change, engineering, improving the human way of life. It is about ACTION.

  • Bringit

    Atlas Shrugged is conceptually and literally about “motive power”, about making things happen, about change, engineering, improving the human way of life. It is about ACTION.

  • Cynthia

    Looks great! I’m surprised! Looks well directed, wellmct, well acted! I can’t wait end will support you no matter what. Bravest thing I’ve seen I’n the industry. Thank you. Cog

  • Cynthia

    Looks great! I’m surprised! Looks well directed, wellmct, well acted! I can’t wait end will support you no matter what. Bravest thing I’ve seen I’n the industry. Thank you. Cog

  • Bringit

    Atlas Shrugged is conceptually and literally about “motive power”, about getting things done, improving one’s own life and bringing others along for the ride (not a free ride, of course). Atlas Shrugged is ACTION!

  • Bringit

    Atlas Shrugged is conceptually and literally about “motive power”, about getting things done, improving one’s own life and bringing others along for the ride (not a free ride, of course). Atlas Shrugged is ACTION!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Knyaginin-Oleg/537956545 Knyaginin Oleg

    Logos are awful, looks like 30$ freelance works.
    I just don’t believe.

  • http://backoutwest.wordpress.com/ Jones

    So obvious that no big Hollywood stars would work on this project- too much conflict between their public socialist personae and their personal capitalist leanings (movie stars hire battalions of lawyers to protect their money from tax liability)

    Looking forward to this movie franchise

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Knyaginin-Oleg/537956545 Knyaginin Oleg

    Logos are awful, looks like 30$ freelance works.
    I just don’t believe.

  • http://backoutwest.wordpress.com/ Jones

    So obvious that no big Hollywood stars would work on this project- too much conflict between their public socialist personae and their personal capitalist leanings (movie stars hire battalions of lawyers to protect their money from tax liability)

    Looking forward to this movie franchise

  • Jerry

    Looking good to me. Life is not perfect. Everything has it’s faults. I say move on sit back and enjoy the ride. It is the only one you will ever have, and to expect perfection in everything is a pipe dream and you will always be disappointed.

  • Jerry

    Looking good to me. Life is not perfect. Everything has it’s faults. I say move on sit back and enjoy the ride. It is the only one you will ever have, and to expect perfection in everything is a pipe dream and you will always be disappointed.

  • Bennett

    AWESOME….Huge Rand Fan…Let Obectivism ring….

  • Bennett

    AWESOME….Huge Rand Fan…Let Obectivism ring….

  • http://www.scottbreton.com.au Scott

    In the comparatively brief duration of a film, what I am hoping for is a concretization of the sense of life of the main characters, through their actions and manner, as much as their dialogue. If this film can even partially capture the glowing majesty of the heroes that exists in the book, they will have done well.

    Its hard to tell too much from any trailer. But the way that Dagny answers “the John Galt Line” with that defiant little smile brought the hairs up on the back of my neck. Here’s hoping.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      > “the glowing majesty of the heroes”

      That’s a beautiful line! (And true.)

      Capturing a ‘sense of life’ is something a movie can do, at least in part: mood, music, acting, dialogue, pace. I did get a glimmer of that from the trailer, which is why it was superb.

      (Just ignore the “floating abstraction” types who seem to think the trailer should have been — or the movie should be — primarily long philosophical speech rather than concrete, vivid, dramatic “action”.)

  • http://www.scottbreton.com.au Scott

    In the comparatively brief duration of a film, what I am hoping for is a concretization of the sense of life of the main characters, through their actions and manner, as much as their dialogue. If this film can even partially capture the glowing majesty of the heroes that exists in the book, they will have done well.

    Its hard to tell too much from any trailer. But the way that Dagny answers “the John Galt Line” with that defiant little smile brought the hairs up on the back of my neck. Here’s hoping.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

      > “the glowing majesty of the heroes”

      That’s a beautiful line! (And true.)

      Capturing a ‘sense of life’ is something a movie can do, at least in part: mood, music, acting, dialogue, pace. I did get a glimmer of that from the trailer, which is why it was superb.

      (Just ignore the “floating abstraction” types who seem to think the trailer should have been — or the movie should be — primarily long philosophical speech rather than concrete, vivid, dramatic “action”.)

  • coonass

    Let’s hope they read the book before they made the film.

  • coonass

    Let’s hope they read the book before they made the film.

  • Matthewtbringhurst

    Ohhh yahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring on the movie!!!!!!!!

  • Matthewtbringhurst

    Ohhh yahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring on the movie!!!!!!!!

  • Mhoudart

    I think the trailer looks great. Can’t wait to see the movie…….

  • Mhoudart

    I think the trailer looks great. Can’t wait to see the movie…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/tribebuilder Gina Carr

    The trailer is awesome! Thanks for sharing. This is so powerful. There is reason to hope.

    Gina Carr
    @aynrandrocks
    http://www.fb.com/aynrandrocks

  • Hudsuckerproxy

    Amateur hour – this looks like third rate TV movie

  • Hudsuckerproxy

    Amateur hour – this looks like third rate TV movie

  • AtlasShirked

    Wow. As a fan of the book, I can say with complete certainty that this looks like a dismal film.

  • AtlasShirked

    Wow. As a fan of the book, I can say with complete certainty that this looks like a dismal film.

  • Hudsuckerproxy

    Amateur hour – this looks like a cheap TV movie – Ayn’s book does not deserve this

  • Jim

    There were gun fights, strikes, pirates, and all sorts of back-door double-dealings and betrayals in the novel, not to mention an airplane chase across a mountain range. Which part of the action did you want them to eliminate from the movie?

  • Jim

    There were gun fights, strikes, pirates, and all sorts of back-door double-dealings and betrayals in the novel, not to mention an airplane chase across a mountain range. Which part of the action did you want them to eliminate from the movie?

  • Cherrypayne

    I am in AZ and will see this if at all possible. I have read all of her books. This is a story based on her book. It is not her book.

    I don’t expect it to be her book. Another one I would like to see is We The People.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

      I have read all of her books, and more about her besides.. I think the title you refer to is “We the Living” – actually written as a play, right? And I have all the other books written by those close to her – the Brandens, and even another called the Passion of Ayn Rand (a somewhat mocking title, at first blush) – but her open affair with Nathaniel Branden makes her a champion of individual (rational) choice in the sexual arena too!

  • Cherrypayne

    I am in AZ and will see this if at all possible. I have read all of her books. This is a story based on her book. It is not her book.

    I don’t expect it to be her book. Another one I would like to see is We The People.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

      I have read all of her books, and more about her besides.. I think the title you refer to is “We the Living” – actually written as a play, right? And I have all the other books written by those close to her – the Brandens, and even another called the Passion of Ayn Rand (a somewhat mocking title, at first blush) – but her open affair with Nathaniel Branden makes her a champion of individual (rational) choice in the sexual arena too!

  • Eddie Wipers

    The book is unique. For over a thousand pages and over 640,000 words (I counted them), Rand steadfastly refuses to provide her reader with a single laugh, among characters who consistently “chuckle” and eye each other with “mockery.” The dialogue, which is unlike anything anyone has ever actually spoken, either in 1957 (when it was published) or today, offers further proof of her artistic incorruptibility. The fact that the world it depicts–with its anti-capitalist laws and decrees, its collectivizing European countries, its science fiction metals and motors and Gulch-concealing “lens”–has nothing to do with the real world, makes Rand’s insistence that this is about “reality” all the more breathtaking.

    The rape-like sex, the proud attacks on ideas that no one in the real world has ever actually advanced, the courageous willingness to face enemies that do not and have not ever existed in U.S. history, the supplementing of dialogue with long, very long, and ultra-very-long harangues: if the movie can capture even a portion of this, it will be indeed be unforgettable.

    • Anonymous

      And yet its one of the most read books of all time? Isnt it a book about the human spirit and hated by so many becasue it runs contrary to long held beliefs. For me the ‘harangues’ are like poetry for you inflamatory. I suppose half the US will hate this movie. I cant wait to see it.

    • Anonymous

      Nothing to do with the real world??? when this book was written did we have a steel industry in this country, did we have profitable railroads, did the airlines provide good service? Rand saw what was coming and that is what this book is, a road map to the future that we failed to accept! do we now have stupid euphemisms for words that cannot be used? at least not by everyone Do we not have pc? And by not following her warnings are things better now?

      Nothing to do with the real world??? You must be blind not to see the prescience in her writings! At the time this book was written we had a viable steel industry, we had railroads that were profitable and not owned by the government, we had no need to bailout Detroit, but she saw it coming, she saw the advance of political correctness and all the horror that it brings to the human spirit and and she was right and hated for her foresight, and still is. But even those who hate her cannot refute the truth in her predictions and that is the genesis of their hatred!

      • Anonymous

        Excellent! Precisely, many Americans are in fact blind, stupid , lazy, or some combination thereof. They will hate everything expressed in this film and the more it gets outrage and negativity will be the measure of it’s success for we who “get it”. The liberals always tell us who they are by their fear and hatred. Limbaugh, Palin, Tea Party etc. Those who lie to us will be adored and those who speak the truth to us will be reviled by the lazy shiftless dunces we support. And we’ll know the proper course of thought and action by observing these responses.

  • Eddie Wipers

    The book is unique. For over a thousand pages and over 640,000 words (I counted them), Rand steadfastly refuses to provide her reader with a single laugh, among characters who consistently “chuckle” and eye each other with “mockery.” The dialogue, which is unlike anything anyone has ever actually spoken, either in 1957 (when it was published) or today, offers further proof of her artistic incorruptibility. The fact that the world it depicts–with its anti-capitalist laws and decrees, its collectivizing European countries, its science fiction metals and motors and Gulch-concealing “lens”–has nothing to do with the real world, makes Rand’s insistence that this is about “reality” all the more breathtaking.

    The rape-like sex, the proud attacks on ideas that no one in the real world has ever actually advanced, the courageous willingness to face enemies that do not and have not ever existed in U.S. history, the supplementing of dialogue with long, very long, and ultra-very-long harangues: if the movie can capture even a portion of this, it will be indeed be unforgettable.

    • nowrahl

      And yet its one of the most read books of all time? Isnt it a book about the human spirit and hated by so many becasue it runs contrary to long held beliefs. For me the ‘harangues’ are like poetry for you inflamatory. I suppose half the US will hate this movie. I cant wait to see it.

    • boomboom1

      Nothing to do with the real world??? when this book was written did we have a steel industry in this country, did we have profitable railroads, did the airlines provide good service? Rand saw what was coming and that is what this book is, a road map to the future that we failed to accept! do we now have stupid euphemisms for words that cannot be used? at least not by everyone Do we not have pc? And by not following her warnings are things better now?

      Nothing to do with the real world??? You must be blind not to see the prescience in her writings! At the time this book was written we had a viable steel industry, we had railroads that were profitable and not owned by the government, we had no need to bailout Detroit, but she saw it coming, she saw the advance of political correctness and all the horror that it brings to the human spirit and and she was right and hated for her foresight, and still is. But even those who hate her cannot refute the truth in her predictions and that is the genesis of their hatred!

      • originalHiddenAgenda

        Excellent! Precisely, many Americans are in fact blind, stupid , lazy, or some combination thereof. They will hate everything expressed in this film and the more it gets outrage and negativity will be the measure of it’s success for we who “get it”. The liberals always tell us who they are by their fear and hatred. Limbaugh, Palin, Tea Party etc. Those who lie to us will be adored and those who speak the truth to us will be reviled by the lazy shiftless dunces we support. And we’ll know the proper course of thought and action by observing these responses.

  • Xearux

    Huh. Not nearly as bad as I expected it to be. The only thing that concerns me is if it isn’t a commercial success, will be see the remaining two parts?

    • Anonymous

      Regarding that, the news that the producer is being sued, looks like successfully, for 16 million dollars does not bode well for parts 2 and 3..

      • http://www.zader.com Joshua Zader

        He was not sued. The corporation of which he is CEO was sued. Those are two very different things.

        • Anonymous

          I hope and pray Alialoro will be able to finish the series with the same integrity throughout, and that it will show in my town.. Has production begun yet on 2 and 3??

  • Xearux

    Huh. Not nearly as bad as I expected it to be. The only thing that concerns me is if it isn’t a commercial success, will be see the remaining two parts?

    • franknshadow

      Regarding that, the news that the producer is being sued, looks like successfully, for 16 million dollars does not bode well for parts 2 and 3..

      • http://www.zader.com Joshua Zader

        He was not sued. The corporation of which he is CEO was sued. Those are two very different things.

        • franknshadow

          I hope and pray Alialoro will be able to finish the series with the same integrity throughout, and that it will show in my town.. Has production begun yet on 2 and 3??

  • Attic_dust

    Sweet! But if I hadn’t known the story allready I wouldn’t have gotten what the story was about. It is NOT about trains and steel!

  • Attic_dust

    Sweet! But if I hadn’t known the story allready I wouldn’t have gotten what the story was about. It is NOT about trains and steel!

  • Marleyman46615

    Such is the philosophical power of Ayn Rand to divide and separate the cream from the milk… so many opinions and yet only one matters, what you accept as your own. God bless the individual !

  • Marleyman46615

    Such is the philosophical power of Ayn Rand to divide and separate the cream from the milk… so many opinions and yet only one matters, what you accept as your own. God bless the individual !

  • superguest

    I’ll confess I’m actually too much of a wuss to watch this trailer (and the same for the movie). I’m too afraid and certain that they’ll screw it up and it’ll come off as “wrong”. I’m wondering how they’ll surmount all the prejudice these days and turn capitalists into good guys. It worked in the book, so long as you read it, but I don’t know if they’ll make it work in film.

  • superguest

    I’ll confess I’m actually too much of a wuss to watch this trailer (and the same for the movie). I’m too afraid and certain that they’ll screw it up and it’ll come off as “wrong”. I’m wondering how they’ll surmount all the prejudice these days and turn capitalists into good guys. It worked in the book, so long as you read it, but I don’t know if they’ll make it work in film.

  • Morticia7

    THIS LOOKS FABULOUS! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT…AND THEN BUY MY OWN DVD WHEN IT’S OUT! CATHY

  • Morticia7

    THIS LOOKS FABULOUS! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT…AND THEN BUY MY OWN DVD WHEN IT’S OUT! CATHY

  • Anonymous

    Ok, well…..this trailer makes me nervous….but I can’t imagine having the courage to make Rand’s work into a movie….so hats off to the courageous team behind this film….kudos for having the guts to make it happen!! I’m going to see this….so that I can support this movie with my hard-earned $

  • Weathy1

    Ok, well…..this trailer makes me nervous….but I can’t imagine having the courage to make Rand’s work into a movie….so hats off to the courageous team behind this film….kudos for having the guts to make it happen!! I’m going to see this….so that I can support this movie with my hard-earned $

  • Anonymous

    By concretizing Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged into a movie the subject of a hundred years of bad government will taken on a whole new meaning. i welcome the upcoming debate.

  • seine

    By concretizing Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged into a movie the subject of a hundred years of bad government will taken on a whole new meaning. i welcome the upcoming debate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNFUJRN4YZWT3Q23ZHZORWG224 LeslieE

    YES!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNFUJRN4YZWT3Q23ZHZORWG224 LeslieE

    YES!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey all,

    Man am I excited to see this get filmed!!! This has got to be one of the most epic, awe-inspiring, awesome, ingenious, collasal, amazing, thought-provoking, intellegent, awesome, superb, astounding, remarkable, awesome, groundbreaking, marvelous, miraculous and awesome books that has ever been written in the entire history of human civilization, the world and probably the entire universe!!!! Indeed, its pretty good you could say.

    So how do you all feel it has contributed to the cause of the world uprising against the forces that are trying to destroy the world?

  • GyDbrd

    Hey all,

    Man am I excited to see this get filmed!!! This has got to be one of the most epic, awe-inspiring, awesome, ingenious, collasal, amazing, thought-provoking, intellegent, awesome, superb, astounding, remarkable, awesome, groundbreaking, marvelous, miraculous and awesome books that has ever been written in the entire history of human civilization, the world and probably the entire universe!!!! Indeed, its pretty good you could say.

    So how do you all feel it has contributed to the cause of the world uprising against the forces that are trying to destroy the world?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

    I have read all of her books, and more about her besides.. I think the title you refer to is “We the Living” – actually written as a play, right? And I have all the other books written by those close to her – the Brandens, and even another called the Passion of Ayn Rand (a somewhat mocking title, at first blush) – but her open affair with Nathaniel Branden makes her a champion of individual (rational) choice in the sexual arena too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

    So WHY is John Galt doing what he’s doing? Those who know HOW will always be employed by those who know WHY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

    So WHY is John Galt doing what he’s doing? Those who know HOW will always be employed by those who know WHY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

    I think what matters here about the success of the movie has little to do with how “Hollywood” it comes off as — Rand’s books were never about lowest common denominator appeal but how many of us were willing to listen and make a rational choice – in my case, it was life or death, literally. This movie and its sequels will succeed because it’s viewers LOVE it, and “participate” with it.. Here’s my prediction: it will take off slowly, build over time in the same economic model as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. And be a resounding influence on lives and society in the process. I wouldn’t mind if the audience chanted “Who is John Galt” at the appropriate times and smiled at each other mockingly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719438781 Robert Rhodes

    I think what matters here about the success of the movie has little to do with how “Hollywood” it comes off as — Rand’s books were never about lowest common denominator appeal but how many of us were willing to listen and make a rational choice – in my case, it was life or death, literally. This movie and its sequels will succeed because it’s viewers LOVE it, and “participate” with it.. Here’s my prediction: it will take off slowly, build over time in the same economic model as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. And be a resounding influence on lives and society in the process. I wouldn’t mind if the audience chanted “Who is John Galt” at the appropriate times and smiled at each other mockingly.

  • Anonymous

    The test of this movie will be how wide the appeal is. Will it garner ticket sales from the young in the millions? Will it glamorize the characters, spread their appeal, touch the important few, stimulate their curiousity of the way things “ought” to be? Will the movie help the characters to become romantic heroes? Will John Galt again become iconoclastic? Objectivists are not the target audience. There are too few to give the investors a return. If it inspires millions to pick up the book and read it, the hope, for this Objectivist, is that in those millions there will be a few Hank Reardens, a couple Dagny Taggarts, one John Galt, who will save America, and thus the world.

  • Equality7_2521

    The test of this movie will be how wide the appeal is. Will it garner ticket sales from the young in the millions? Will it glamorize the characters, spread their appeal, touch the important few, stimulate their curiousity of the way things “ought” to be? Will the movie help the characters to become romantic heroes? Will John Galt again become iconoclastic? Objectivists are not the target audience. There are too few to give the investors a return. If it inspires millions to pick up the book and read it, the hope, for this Objectivist, is that in those millions there will be a few Hank Reardens, a couple Dagny Taggarts, one John Galt, who will save America, and thus the world.

  • Anonymous

    Even if the movie tanks, at least we’ll be no worse off than we are now. But I don’t think it will tank. I think it will do well, and Parts 2 and 3 will be made.

  • JimmyEddie

    Even if the movie tanks, at least we’ll be no worse off than we are now. But I don’t think it will tank. I think it will do well, and Parts 2 and 3 will be made.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QLGHKEC5YZUKI72IMK777BVHTY Jason

    You have to look at a bit like “The Lord of the Rings”. The movie isn’t a mere recitation of the three volume book; the three films have their own rhythym and flow and are a work of art on its own terms. If you went to the theatre expecting recitations of full Elvish poems, or the odd but enchanting encounter with “Tom Bombadil” then you would have been disappointed. I would hope that the A.S. film will likewise stand on its own as an artistic effort that gives people a sense for the major themes of A.S. without being too preachy or didactic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QLGHKEC5YZUKI72IMK777BVHTY Jason

    You have to look at a bit like “The Lord of the Rings”. The movie isn’t a mere recitation of the three volume book; the three films have their own rhythym and flow and are a work of art on its own terms. If you went to the theatre expecting recitations of full Elvish poems, or the odd but enchanting encounter with “Tom Bombadil” then you would have been disappointed. I would hope that the A.S. film will likewise stand on its own as an artistic effort that gives people a sense for the major themes of A.S. without being too preachy or didactic.

  • http://funwithgravity.blogspot.com/ mtnrunner2

    I thought it was enjoyable, and I look forward to more.

    Always with the negativity. Frankly, I’m going to pretty much ignore what 99% of people say about it. If I enjoy the movie, well that’s that.

  • http://funwithgravity.blogspot.com/ mtnrunner2

    I thought it was enjoyable, and I look forward to more.

    Always with the negativity. Frankly, I’m going to pretty much ignore what 99% of people say about it. If I enjoy the movie, well that’s that.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the trailer. It is very difficult for a movie treatment of any book of consequence to please everyone. I am pleased and content that some of the book’s main themes will be presented. My guess is that many movie viewers who are unfamiliar with the book will be motivated to read it. We should be happy that something so different from what Hollywood usually grinds out will be coming to the screen. Lots of action? Fine with me if it draws people in. I am girding myself for the critical reviews from the “smart” set that will come out once the movie is released. Here’s hoping the movie is a financial success so that Parts II and III follow in a timely fashion.

  • Econhipster

    I liked the trailer. It is very difficult for a movie treatment of any book of consequence to please everyone. I am pleased and content that some of the book’s main themes will be presented. My guess is that many movie viewers who are unfamiliar with the book will be motivated to read it. We should be happy that something so different from what Hollywood usually grinds out will be coming to the screen. Lots of action? Fine with me if it draws people in. I am girding myself for the critical reviews from the “smart” set that will come out once the movie is released. Here’s hoping the movie is a financial success so that Parts II and III follow in a timely fashion.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the trailer. As long as the movie includes some of the main themes, I will count it as a success. It will likely motivative those who have not read to book to do so. Action? Fine with me if it draws viewers in. This movie is different from the typical philosophical messages that part of most Hollywood fare and I count this as a victory. Let’s gird ourselves to the inevitable carping and criticism from the chattering class that will roll in once the movie is released.

  • Econhipster

    I liked the trailer. As long as the movie includes some of the main themes, I will count it as a success. It will likely motivative those who have not read to book to do so. Action? Fine with me if it draws viewers in. This movie is different from the typical philosophical messages that part of most Hollywood fare and I count this as a victory. Let’s gird ourselves to the inevitable carping and criticism from the chattering class that will roll in once the movie is released.

  • Anonymous

    i don’t know what to think. It seemed competent and presentational but professional… blah blah blah

    The fact is that many of us probably have a big part of our public or even personal identity wrapped up with some of this philosophy, most famously put forward in this book. I’m wholesale TERRIFIED that it will be misrepresented, misfired, not good, etc., just for the fact that it feels like a piece of ME.

    That said, can’t wait until it comes out and i’ll buy tickets that I throw away just to cheat the box office numbers (JK)

  • tasmlab

    i don’t know what to think. It seemed competent and presentational but professional… blah blah blah

    The fact is that many of us probably have a big part of our public or even personal identity wrapped up with some of this philosophy, most famously put forward in this book. I’m wholesale TERRIFIED that it will be misrepresented, misfired, not good, etc., just for the fact that it feels like a piece of ME.

    That said, can’t wait until it comes out and i’ll buy tickets that I throw away just to cheat the box office numbers (JK)

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t like the trailer. I felt as though I was viewing one of the videos from “The Onion”.

  • steve618

    I didn’t like the trailer. I felt as though I was viewing one of the videos from “The Onion”.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNSO6MRGVCXBONYOQBFHFRBGWA Michael

    Given the microscopic budget they had to work with, it looks better than I thought, Reardon seems good,…but Dagny, now there’s the problem, I am completely unconvinced by this actress they cast as Dagny, she seems “mousy ” and does not have a commanding presence, nor is she brunette, she seems like a weak choice for the most crucial role of the film.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PUSU6ROZTWBDX4JJ72FCHC5S5Y JohnT

      Actually, Taylor Schilling’s getting a lot of good buzz. If you have Netflix, check out the NBC series “Mercy” where she had the lead role for 22 episodes. She does a tremendous job in that series and it is clear, in my opinion, that she will be an actor in demand for many years to come. I think she was a great pick for the role of Dagny Taggart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNSO6MRGVCXBONYOQBFHFRBGWA Michael

    Given the microscopic budget they had to work with, it looks better than I thought, Reardon seems good,…but Dagny, now there’s the problem, I am completely unconvinced by this actress they cast as Dagny, she seems “mousy ” and does not have a commanding presence, nor is she brunette, she seems like a weak choice for the most crucial role of the film.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PUSU6ROZTWBDX4JJ72FCHC5S5Y JohnT

      Actually, Taylor Schilling’s getting a lot of good buzz. If you have Netflix, check out the NBC series “Mercy” where she had the lead role for 22 episodes. She does a tremendous job in that series and it is clear, in my opinion, that she will be an actor in demand for many years to come. I think she was a great pick for the role of Dagny Taggart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    I don’t see how they will fit this all into one movie? The audio book is like 40+ hours!!!

    • Anonymous

      its not- the movie will be in 3 parts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    I don’t see how they will fit this all into one movie? The audio book is like 40+ hours!!!

    • mutantbeast

      its not- the movie will be in 3 parts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    Can’t wait for the movie!!!! NICE!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/tadamphoto Tyler Martin

    If the trailer is an accurate representation of what we can expect in the film (or trilogy), then I’m disappointed. The delivery looks stilted and uninspired. The brief line from Jim Taggart’s character is broken and sounds like it’s been read rather than interpreted (“Nobody’s used Rearden Metal” meh).

    What does jump off the screen is the melodrama. Everything seems to be either underplayed or histrionic. That demonstrates to me that the actors failed to fully grasp the world in which they would play out and the characters they would portray. I don’t see the primary players BECOMING the characters. The only one that gets close for me is Rearden.

    All in all, this trailer did not assuage any concerns about bringing the book to life.

  • http://twitter.com/tadamphoto Tyler Martin

    If the trailer is an accurate representation of what we can expect in the film (or trilogy), then I’m disappointed. The delivery looks stilted and uninspired. The brief line from Jim Taggart’s character is broken and sounds like it’s been read rather than interpreted (“Nobody’s used Rearden Metal” meh).

    What does jump off the screen is the melodrama. Everything seems to be either underplayed or histrionic. That demonstrates to me that the actors failed to fully grasp the world in which they would play out and the characters they would portray. I don’t see the primary players BECOMING the characters. The only one that gets close for me is Rearden.

    All in all, this trailer did not assuage any concerns about bringing the book to life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    I hope they have the part where Francisco talks at the party to the Liberals about money and how he would like to see her heart feed someone and that if someone says the root of all evil is money. I loved that part in the book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    I hope they have the part where Francisco talks at the party to the Liberals about money and how he would like to see her heart feed someone and that if someone says the root of all evil is money. I loved that part in the book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    I also hope they put in the part where she is flying in her plane chasing the other plane and comes upon the (I won’t give it away)…. after loosing sight of the other plane..

    • Anonymous

      I just got there last night. Holy crap it was amazing. I was hoping for a trilogy actually. But I’m still really excited. Atlantis would have been part three. Cheers Alex!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1641347284 Alex Sullins

    I also hope they put in the part where she is flying in her plane chasing the other plane and comes upon the (I won’t give it away)…. after loosing sight of the other plane..

    • originalHiddenAgenda

      I just got there last night. Holy crap it was amazing. I was hoping for a trilogy actually. But I’m still really excited. Atlantis would have been part three. Cheers Alex!

  • Anonymous

    I’m 3/4 of the way through the book. CAN’T wait to see a film version. Sure, no film can match the book. Just look at the Lord of the Rings. But it can be a bunch of entertainment and food for thought for those who don’t read much. I’m friggin’ stoked!!!

  • originalHiddenAgenda

    I’m 3/4 of the way through the book. CAN’T wait to see a film version. Sure, no film can match the book. Just look at the Lord of the Rings. But it can be a bunch of entertainment and food for thought for those who don’t read much. I’m friggin’ stoked!!!

  • Anonymous

    I like the remarks in the article to the right about “The snide dismissive reviews start rolling in”. Didn’t many of us expect it? As others point out, the more they hate it, the better it’s likely to be. I won’t make judgements ’till I see it. Trailers are marketing devices, not the work itself.

  • originalHiddenAgenda

    I like the remarks in the article to the right about “The snide dismissive reviews start rolling in”. Didn’t many of us expect it? As others point out, the more they hate it, the better it’s likely to be. I won’t make judgements ’till I see it. Trailers are marketing devices, not the work itself.

  • Anonymous

    A short time ago someone asked for address/phone number of theaters that might show AS. Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, CA, would be a likely venue. They screened “The Stoning of Soraya M,” which was very controversial. The theater is located at 673 East Colorado Blvd. and the phone number is 626-844-6500.

  • jamesradams3rd

    A short time ago someone asked for address/phone number of theaters that might show AS. Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, CA, would be a likely venue. They screened “The Stoning of Soraya M,” which was very controversial. The theater is located at 673 East Colorado Blvd. and the phone number is 626-844-6500.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

    The movie is going to be released first in ten places as a limited run to test interest:

    I certainly hope they are not going to simply [or exclusively]select
    the largest cities and “biggest media” cities.

    They tend to be liberal and cultural establishment bastions with -
    very- liberal film critics who are more likely than most to pan the
    movie based on their dislike for Rand’s politics. Just like they would
    pan a ‘tea party’ movie. And where left-leaning or ‘trendy’ audiences
    are less likely to go see it nonetheless, compared to say, some
    smaller cities or southern cities like Charlotte or Tampa or Salt Lake
    City.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZRT6QXIYPSGXUSXCTA6S63GI Phil

    The movie is going to be released first in ten places as a limited run to test interest:

    I certainly hope they are not going to simply [or exclusively]select
    the largest cities and “biggest media” cities.

    They tend to be liberal and cultural establishment bastions with -
    very- liberal film critics who are more likely than most to pan the
    movie based on their dislike for Rand’s politics. Just like they would
    pan a ‘tea party’ movie. And where left-leaning or ‘trendy’ audiences
    are less likely to go see it nonetheless, compared to say, some
    smaller cities or southern cities like Charlotte or Tampa or Salt Lake
    City.

  • http://twitter.com/RLCrocker RLCrocker

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the hollywood elite view the screenplay as being “substandard”… after all, it doesn’t include the phrase “I’m Gay” anywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/RLCrocker RLCrocker

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the hollywood elite view the screenplay as being “substandard”… after all, it doesn’t include the phrase “I’m Gay” anywhere.

    • bookaddict13

      Really?  Is it really important to bash gays when discussing a work about the human spirit? In fact, I watch a lot of movies and there are a gazillion of them without that phrase.

  • Anonymous

    Disappointing. Looks more like a Soap Opera.

  • rea1211

    Disappointing. Looks more like a Soap Opera.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a soap opera … sigh.

  • originalHiddenAgenda

    Really great interview with producer Kaslow here- must see for fans!
    http://www.breitbart.tv/live-stream-exclusive-interview-atlas-shrugged-film-producer-harmon-kaslow/

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  • Anonymous

    I read Atlas first as a teen in about 1960. I have read it at least four times since, plus all the other Rand books and many of Peikoff’s writings (who owned the rights to Atlas and sold them to this producer as I recall. Peikoff was Rand’s designated heir.)

    The trailer is great. I’m glad they brought it into the modern age rather than setting it in the 1950s when Atlas was written. The message is more urgent now then it was then, by far.

    The actors look right to me, well chosen. Leonard Peikoff, who reminded us that, “To save the world is the simplest thing in the world. All one has to do is think”, put this film production in the right hands in my opinion. You can bet I’ll see this movie on opening night, which happens to be the eve of my birthday.

    We learned from Rand that Existence Exists and we perceive it only through our five senses. Logic and reason are our only tools to understand what we perceive and therefore reason is man’s critical and highest function. Every individual’s life is precious above all else to that individual and his/her own happiness should rightfully be their greatest purpose. Rational ethics must therefore be based on objective reality and individual enlightened self interest. “Ethical principles” that do not pass this test are false and in fact evil. All humanity depends for its survival and progress on inventors, producers and those who love to work for and with them. The rest of humanity are lucky to be along for the ride and should be extremely grateful to those who make it possible for them to survive at all. For society to exist and allow its producers to produce, that society needs to prohibit the initiation of force by anyone against anyone, but to allow response to force with stronger counter force at the same time. The United States of America, as Constitutionally designed by our founding fathers, came the closest in history to this model, but has partially lost it’s way and forgotten what made it great and created its wealth, which we have squandered in recent decades. The measure of this film will be whether or not the viewer walks out of the theater understanding these objective truths and considers acting on them rationally.

    Speaking only for myself:

    Thomas W. LaGrelius MD, FAAFP
    Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine
    Skypark Preferred Family Care, a Concierge primary care medical practice
    Torrance, CA 90505 http://www.skyparkpfc.com
    President, Los Angeles County Medical Association Southwest District
    Director, Los Angeles County Medical Association
    Chair Emeritus, Founder and VP, INDOC http://www.indoc.com
    Board Chair and Immediate Past President, AAPP the national concierge doctors professional society http://www.aapp.org 877-746-7301
    Past President, Director and Secretary SBIP http://www.sbipmedicalgroup.com

  • lagrelius

    I read Atlas first as a teen in about 1960. I have read it at least four times since, plus all the other Rand books and many of Peikoff’s writings (who owned the rights to Atlas and sold them to this producer as I recall. Peikoff was Rand’s designated heir.)

    The trailer is great. I’m glad they brought it into the modern age rather than setting it in the 1950s when Atlas was written. The message is more urgent now then it was then, by far.

    The actors look right to me, well chosen. Leonard Peikoff, who reminded us that, “To save the world is the simplest thing in the world. All one has to do is think”, put this film production in the right hands in my opinion. You can bet I’ll see this movie on opening night, which happens to be the eve of my birthday.

    We learned from Rand that Existence Exists and we perceive it only through our five senses. Logic and reason are our only tools to understand what we perceive and therefore reason is man’s critical and highest function. Every individual’s life is precious above all else to that individual and his/her own happiness should rightfully be their greatest purpose. Rational ethics must therefore be based on objective reality and individual enlightened self interest. “Ethical principles” that do not pass this test are false and in fact evil. All humanity depends for its survival and progress on inventors, producers and those who love to work for and with them. The rest of humanity are lucky to be along for the ride and should be extremely grateful to those who make it possible for them to survive at all. For society to exist and allow its producers to produce, that society needs to prohibit the initiation of force by anyone against anyone, but to allow response to force with stronger counter force at the same time. The United States of America, as Constitutionally designed by our founding fathers, came the closest in history to this model, but has partially lost it’s way and forgotten what made it great and created its wealth, which we have squandered in recent decades. The measure of this film will be whether or not the viewer walks out of the theater understanding these objective truths and considers acting on them rationally.

    Speaking only for myself:

    Thomas W. LaGrelius MD, FAAFP
    Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine
    Skypark Preferred Family Care, a Concierge primary care medical practice
    Torrance, CA 90505 http://www.skyparkpfc.com
    President, Los Angeles County Medical Association Southwest District
    Director, Los Angeles County Medical Association
    Chair Emeritus, Founder and VP, INDOC http://www.indoc.com
    Board Chair and Immediate Past President, AAPP the national concierge doctors professional society http://www.aapp.org 877-746-7301
    Past President, Director and Secretary SBIP http://www.sbipmedicalgroup.com

  • vikingdoc

    I read Atlas first as a teen in about 1960. I have read it at least four times since, plus all the other Rand books and many of Peikoff’s writings (who owned the rights to Atlas and sold them to this producer as I recall. Peikoff was Rand’s designated heir.)

    The trailer is great. I’m glad they brought it into the modern age rather than setting it in the 1950s when Atlas was written. The message is more urgent now then it was then, by far.

    The actors look right to me, well chosen. Leonard Peikoff, who reminded us that, “To save the world is the simplest thing in the world. All one has to do is think”, put this film production in the right hands in my opinion. You can bet I’ll see this movie on opening night, which happens to be the eve of my birthday.

    We learned from Rand that Existence Exists and we perceive it only through our five senses. Logic and reason are our only tools to understand what we perceive and therefore reason is man’s critical and highest function. Every individual’s life is precious above all else to that individual and his/her own happiness should rightfully be their greatest purpose. Rational ethics must therefore be based on objective reality and individual enlightened self interest. “Ethical principles” that do not pass this test are false and in fact evil. All humanity depends for its survival and progress on inventors, producers and those who love to work for and with them. The rest of humanity are lucky to be along for the ride and should be extremely grateful to those who make it possible for them to survive at all. For society to exist and allow its producers to produce, that society needs to prohibit the initiation of force by anyone against anyone, but to allow response to force with stronger counter force at the same time. The United States of America, as Constitutionally designed by our founding fathers, came the closest in history to this model, but has partially lost it’s way and forgotten what made it great and created its wealth, which we have squandered in recent decades. The measure of this film will be whether or not the viewer walks out of the theater understanding these objective truths and considers acting on them rationally.

    Speaking only for myself:

    Thomas W. LaGrelius MD, FAAFP
    Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine
    Skypark Preferred Family Care, a Concierge primary care medical practice
    Torrance, CA 90505 http://www.skyparkpfc.com
    President, Los Angeles County Medical Association Southwest District
    Director, Los Angeles County Medical Association
    Chair Emeritus, Founder and VP, INDOC http://www.indoc.com
    Board Chair and Immediate Past President, AAPP the national concierge doctors professional society http://www.aapp.org 877-746-7301
    Past President, Director and Secretary SBIP http://www.sbipmedicalgroup.com

  • Anonymous

    oh come now. The novel was great but like all movie adaptations they are bound to cut a bunch of “important” stuff out. Producing a movie like this has soo much to gain, GFirst it will reel in all of the people who read the novel and liked it, that trailor looks pretty col so it will likely bring in people who haven’t heard of the novel as well. and it will even bring in people who knoow of the book and think Ayn Rand is a horrible person. At the same time it will give them a ploy to get more people thinking in an objectivist mentality because this movie will make it look cool. This is also good becaus it will likely get more people to pay attention to the Ayn Rand Institute, at least they probably will be getting money out of this deal.

  • ayntlifeabitch

    oh come now. The novel was great but like all movie adaptations they are bound to cut a bunch of “important” stuff out. Producing a movie like this has soo much to gain, GFirst it will reel in all of the people who read the novel and liked it, that trailor looks pretty col so it will likely bring in people who haven’t heard of the novel as well. and it will even bring in people who knoow of the book and think Ayn Rand is a horrible person. At the same time it will give them a ploy to get more people thinking in an objectivist mentality because this movie will make it look cool. This is also good becaus it will likely get more people to pay attention to the Ayn Rand Institute, at least they probably will be getting money out of this deal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JK6CTZHCZFKAPLDDJN4TUTSWQ Chaos

    I haven’t been in a movie theater in over 10 years (the only reason I went then was for to kill time with my nephew…we saw a Harry Potter movie). I have little to no respect for the incredibly short-sighted “movie stars” who seem to have riches beyond imagination and have totally lost any contact with how the average American lives their lives. I have even less respect for the Americans who prop these “stars” up on pedestals simply because they are famous.

    That being said, I can’t wait for this movie! I will definitely be going to a theater for this tribute. My ultimate hope is that it will continue to get horrible reviews by the elitists who will undoubtedly bash it because of the politics of Ms. Rand; only to see the movie rake in serious PROFITS due to the silent majority of people who understand that this country was built on the backs of people who are not afraid of HARD WORK and SELF-RELIANCE!

    I reiterate kudos to the producers of this movie, its prescience is undeniable, but to see someone give the Hollywood crowd a real kick in the pants is priceless!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JK6CTZHCZFKAPLDDJN4TUTSWQ Chaos

    I haven’t been in a movie theater in over 10 years (the only reason I went then was for to kill time with my nephew…we saw a Harry Potter movie). I have little to no respect for the incredibly short-sighted “movie stars” who seem to have riches beyond imagination and have totally lost any contact with how the average American lives their lives. I have even less respect for the Americans who prop these “stars” up on pedestals simply because they are famous.

    That being said, I can’t wait for this movie! I will definitely be going to a theater for this tribute. My ultimate hope is that it will continue to get horrible reviews by the elitists who will undoubtedly bash it because of the politics of Ms. Rand; only to see the movie rake in serious PROFITS due to the silent majority of people who understand that this country was built on the backs of people who are not afraid of HARD WORK and SELF-RELIANCE!

    I reiterate kudos to the producers of this movie, its prescience is undeniable, but to see someone give the Hollywood crowd a real kick in the pants is priceless!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RQK35NJ6MNRYC6ZAIFYDWAMXA Roberto

    Forget Thor. Forget the Green Lantern and all those other movies on the horizon. The film I want to see is Atlas Shrugged. The monumental novel, which I read a year ago, is brilliant, original and powerful. Even if I must see it in two parts, I pray for a successful Atlas Shrugged on screen. All aboard! Go Dagny!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RQK35NJ6MNRYC6ZAIFYDWAMXA Roberto

    Forget Thor. Forget the Green Lantern and all those other movies on the horizon. The film I want to see is Atlas Shrugged. The monumental novel, which I read a year ago, is brilliant, original and powerful. Even if I must see it in two parts, I pray for a successful Atlas Shrugged on screen. All aboard! Go Dagny!

  • http://twitter.com/Gann0n8r Michael Gannon

    I’m going to withold my natural pessimism long enough to SEE it.
    I don’t like the casting. No one looks like they do in my head. Reardon is too young, James Taggert has too much hair and is too young.
    We’ll wait and see if it lives up to the heights fans will demand.

  • http://twitter.com/Gann0n8r Michael Gannon

    I’m going to withold my natural pessimism long enough to SEE it.
    I don’t like the casting. No one looks like they do in my head. Reardon is too young, James Taggert has too much hair and is too young.
    We’ll wait and see if it lives up to the heights fans will demand.

  • Anonymous

    This is the movie I’ve waited for all half my life. The book changed my life and now maybe America will WAKE UP! Personal freedom comes with the personal cost of personal responsibility!!!
    Lana Howard

  • Anonymous

    Finally the movie I’ve waited for half my life. The book changed my life and maybe this will WAKE America UP! With personal freedom there comes a personal cost, personal responsibility!!!

  • decolana

    Finally the movie I’ve waited for half my life. The book changed my life and maybe this will WAKE America UP! With personal freedom there comes a personal cost, personal responsibility!!!

  • sguerra

    We live turbulent times when twitters are destroying governments in Africa and Middle East and tsunamis are destroying cities in Japan (the first reducing tirany, the second requiring state intervention).
    Europe remains in an effort to austerity while US does not know if it moves to another QE3-quantitative easing bringing up more state intervention.
    In developing countries such as mine (Brazil) the state intervention has been required a long time ago but it is time to stop its burden over society in order to create room for the ingenuity and creativity of the private initiative and the individual effort.
    Few young people have read Rand´s novel. The movie will take care of this.
    Do not worry about details, part I or II and the cast.
    This movie is going to be of great help to reduce and, possibly, to stop government intervention in our lives.
    Silvio Guerra

    • mutantbeast

      State intervention required? for what, I might ask? The state CREATED the problems in many instances-for example, medicare and medicaid led to socialized medicine. You CANNOT limit the exchange of goods for services, thats what free enterprise IS, not only making money. Its GOVERNMENTS trying to FORCE limitations that lead to problems withing free enterprise. BTW, Brazil has a number of CRONY capitalists there(Ever hear of George Soros?) who use the GOVERNMENT to stifle there competition while they use TAXPAYER money to enrich themselves. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ME3YSDCSEDFPIGEC6BFVBISBE Matthew Jones

    I find it ironic that a book representing pure capitalism will be best served to be produced as a lower budget film living outside the influence of popular media

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ME3YSDCSEDFPIGEC6BFVBISBE Matthew Jones

    I find it ironic that a book representing pure capitalism will be best served to be produced as a lower budget film living outside the influence of popular media

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ME3YSDCSEDFPIGEC6BFVBISBE Matthew Jones

    I find it ironic that a book representing pure capitalism will be best served to be produced as a lower budget film living outside the influence of popular media

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7PQVSMXI65MY2BIPMC4RH4TULQ Mike

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU ADJUST FILM CONTRAST BEFORE RELEASE…COULD MAKE FILM MUCH BETTER..I PERSONALLY THINK THE CONTRAST IS WAY TOO MUCH…I’D MAKE IT MORE MOVIE INDUSTRY STANDARD…IT’S YOUR CHOICE TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT…BUT IT THINK PEOPLE WOULD AGREE WITH ME..

    -JW

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7PQVSMXI65MY2BIPMC4RH4TULQ Mike

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU ADJUST FILM CONTRAST BEFORE RELEASE…COULD MAKE FILM MUCH BETTER..I PERSONALLY THINK THE CONTRAST IS WAY TOO MUCH…I’D MAKE IT MORE MOVIE INDUSTRY STANDARD…IT’S YOUR CHOICE TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT…BUT IT THINK PEOPLE WOULD AGREE WITH ME..

    -JW

  • Anonymous

    Ayn Rand wanted to write a novel about America as it “could be and should be.” There is another novel about America as it was and is–GWTW. Made into a damn good movie, too. Though I would not easily win an argument proving that Atlas Shrugged is not the fabled “great American novel” all authors would like to make claim to, I am confident that this movie is not going win five Oscars, including best picture.

    • Anonymous

      lets not forget one thing about GWTW-Margaret Mead didnt finish the book. 

  • MyFaith

    Ayn Rand wanted to write a novel about America as it “could be and should be.” There is another novel about America as it was and is–GWTW. Made into a damn good movie, too. Though I would not easily win an argument proving that Atlas Shrugged is not the fabled “great American novel” all authors would like to make claim to, I am confident that this movie is not going win five Oscars, including best picture.

    • mutantbeast

      lets not forget one thing about GWTW-Margaret Mead didnt finish the book. 

  • http://twitter.com/ShatteredVoice Binder Adzowry

    Without a talented team of film-maker, screen writer, producers, and actors.. this movie will suck big time. Thanks for ruining a great book.

  • http://twitter.com/ShatteredVoice Binder Adzowry

    Without a talented team of film-maker, screen writer, producers, and actors.. this movie will suck big time. Thanks for ruining a great book.

  • Anonymous

    As an art form we all know the movie can’t do justice to the book, no more than “Gone with the Wind” but I’m sure it will win awards. This book represents a challenge than most other Hollywood attempts at greatness don’t, but also faces insurmountable limitations because this book is more than a story. The story line will stay intact, but in converting it to a screenplay the writer will have to rise to Rand’s level of perception and projection of each character; any small change could change the entire project. The same follows for the actors and directors. I just hope they can come close to projecting the spirit of the book and inspire people to read the book and challenge the concepts presented. The book gave me a different way to look at life and how we respond to ordinary things, which prepares us for extraordinary things later in life.

  • alfredo1324

    As an art form we all know the movie can’t do justice to the book, no more than “Gone with the Wind” but I’m sure it will win awards. This book represents a challenge than most other Hollywood attempts at greatness don’t, but also faces insurmountable limitations because this book is more than a story. The story line will stay intact, but in converting it to a screenplay the writer will have to rise to Rand’s level of perception and projection of each character; any small change could change the entire project. The same follows for the actors and directors. I just hope they can come close to projecting the spirit of the book and inspire people to read the book and challenge the concepts presented. The book gave me a different way to look at life and how we respond to ordinary things, which prepares us for extraordinary things later in life.

  • Anonymous

    I expected James Taggart to be a small chubby introverted type, like a Barney Frank. I do like Graham Beckel (bad Bob’s conservative brother) as Ellis Wyatt

  • RoyBaty

    I expected James Taggart to be a small chubby introverted type, like a Barney Frank. I do like Graham Beckel (bad Bob’s conservative brother) as Ellis Wyatt

  • Anonymous

    Is Dan Conway in the movie? I thought the scene where Dagny goes to try and get him to fight the Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog ruling is critical. Is it in the movie?

  • StewartStevens

    Is Dan Conway in the movie? I thought the scene where Dagny goes to try and get him to fight the Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog ruling is critical. Is it in the movie?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_377EGULQMVD6RYXAMNKDUA6C4I Lisa

    Oh, can’t wait for the degrading sex scenes! Says Hank to Dagny: “What I feel for you is contempt. But it’s nothing compared to the contempt I feel for myself. I don’t love you. I’ve never loved anyone. I wanted you from the first moment I saw you. I wanted you as one wants a whore – for the same reason and purpose.” Those crazy kids.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_377EGULQMVD6RYXAMNKDUA6C4I Lisa

    Oh, can’t wait for the degrading sex scenes! Says Hank to Dagny: “What I feel for you is contempt. But it’s nothing compared to the contempt I feel for myself. I don’t love you. I’ve never loved anyone. I wanted you from the first moment I saw you. I wanted you as one wants a whore – for the same reason and purpose.” Those crazy kids.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UIUHVVCPLQPOL5MHKDSHVJHNBQ James Leach

    Check the premise, please. Has life, work, time off, really been so bad that we hunger for “a movie”. or do we finally see that Aristotle was right, and Ayn simply translated it into everyday English. I believe her best work was , ‘Anthem”………johngalt@oath.com………..that’s me

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UIUHVVCPLQPOL5MHKDSHVJHNBQ James Leach

    Check the premise, please. Has life, work, time off, really been so bad that we hunger for “a movie”. or do we finally see that Aristotle was right, and Ayn simply translated it into everyday English. I believe her best work was , ‘Anthem”………johngalt@oath.com………..that’s me

  • http://twitter.com/brentbach Brent Bach

    I saw it today and I thought they did a great job of sticking to the book. The fastest 1 hour and 42 minute movie I ever saw. The acting was good the cinematography was great, I only wish more people would have been in the theater to see it. It was the first showing of the day 1:55 pm. I know some people have to work so I took a day a vacation to see it.

  • http://twitter.com/brentbach Brent Bach

    I saw it today and I thought they did a great job of sticking to the book. The fastest 1 hour and 42 minute movie I ever saw. The acting was good the cinematography was great, I only wish more people would have been in the theater to see it. It was the first showing of the day 1:55 pm. I know some people have to work so I took a day a vacation to see it.

  • http://twitter.com/quidkat quidkat

    The movie will sell the book. Great movie with excellent acting and great settings. 3 generations of our family enjoyed it.

  • http://twitter.com/quidkat quidkat

    The movie will sell the book. Great movie with excellent acting and great settings. 3 generations of our family enjoyed it.

  • Anonymous

    The movie never gives justice to the book, however, if ever a time for this movie to be released it is now. Never before has our government threated to want to take over so much of the private sector and be a nanny state. even the Bible says if you trust everything to a human king or state it or he will take everything from you if yu allow it, your land, your money, your dignity. Everything that makes our country great. Such a prophetic story needed to be told now as we see it unfold before our eyes.

  • iamamimi

    The movie never gives justice to the book, however, if ever a time for this movie to be released it is now. Never before has our government threated to want to take over so much of the private sector and be a nanny state. even the Bible says if you trust everything to a human king or state it or he will take everything from you if yu allow it, your land, your money, your dignity. Everything that makes our country great. Such a prophetic story needed to be told now as we see it unfold before our eyes.

  • Anonymous

    The movie never gives justice to the book however this prophetic story told before it’s time needed to be shown now more than ever before, because never before has government been so actice in taking over the private sector. Never has government been so into “changing the fabric’ of thjis country into a nanny state. Never has our debt been so out of control and things are looking more and more like Argentina everyday. This film may not be as good as the book, but it’s message is loud and clear none the less. Event he bible says if you put all your trust in the hands of the “state” or a human king, to take care of you , it will take what you have, your land, your money and your dignity.

    • Anonymous

      I said it several times-both Ayn Rand and George Orwell have turned out to be quite prophetic, Orwell maybe with “Animal Farm” more than with “Future Shock”.

  • iamamimi

    The movie never gives justice to the book however this prophetic story told before it’s time needed to be shown now more than ever before, because never before has government been so actice in taking over the private sector. Never has government been so into “changing the fabric’ of thjis country into a nanny state. Never has our debt been so out of control and things are looking more and more like Argentina everyday. This film may not be as good as the book, but it’s message is loud and clear none the less. Event he bible says if you put all your trust in the hands of the “state” or a human king, to take care of you , it will take what you have, your land, your money and your dignity.

    • mutantbeast

      I said it several times-both Ayn Rand and George Orwell have turned out to be quite prophetic, Orwell maybe with “Animal Farm” more than with “Future Shock”.

  • Anonymous

    Loved the movie and I am now reading the book. Love it too. Just put it down long enough to tell others. I am glad someone stuck to their guns and got this movie made.

  • johne2123

    Loved the movie and I am now reading the book. Love it too. Just put it down long enough to tell others. I am glad someone stuck to their guns and got this movie made.

  • http://twitter.com/LetsGetupNgo Stephen

    It looks a lot more modern then I would have expected. Hope it’s a good one. I bet I can figure out where Part 1 ends. Ha ha.

  • http://twitter.com/LetsGetupNgo Stephen

    It looks a lot more modern then I would have expected. Hope it’s a good one. I bet I can figure out where Part 1 ends. Ha ha.

  • Anonymous

    Movies often inspire people to read the book. Many will want to know how “Atlas Shrugged the movie part II” will turn out before it’s release!

  • sonofReardon

    Movies often inspire people to read the book. Many will want to know how “Atlas Shrugged the movie part II” will turn out before it’s release!

  • Anonymous

    funny how the uninformed are trying to make it sound like this movie is an arm of the tea party or the sentiments of the republican party. It’s much more than that. I read the book in the summer of 1970 when I was only 19 years old. My boyfriend read it at the same time, and we discussed that book all summer. We both had fathers without much formal education but who had created their own successful businesses by working very hard. Those men would agree with Ayn Rand……they and their families should benefit from the work and sacrifices they made, not have it taken from them to support people who don’t or won’t work. I’m getting to this movie this weekend, and I’m going to re-read this book now, 41 years later. Working in the medical field, I see too much of those who are using/milking the system to get by, fully supported, all their care, everything, while they do nothing even though they could. The 500 pounders in electric scooters who require constant medical care, the drug moms who have produced 12 children, the skinny meth addicts with no teeth but always with gold jewelry, fancy cell phones, and full body tattoos and piercings while flashing their state aid cards to get all medical services for free. These people are bringing our country down much faster than any terrorists in a passenger jet could.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Umanzor/100000681665999 Charlie Umanzor

      I don’t see why you “should” benefit from your Father’s success. He is a self-made-man. If he made something out of nothing, you should follow his leadership and do the same. Pick yourself up by your bootstraps, deny the money he offers including tuition and be your own supporting and driving force. Otherwise you are just as the others, benefiting from the sacrifice and hard-work of people other than yourself. I am not saying that you are lazy, of course. I did notice that you are working in the medical field. I merely speak of any double-standards people may indulge in. Also, it is optimistic to believe that all people are as driven and capable as your Father. The world is a very complicated place where nothing is absolute and ideals are greater than the reality. Don’t get me wrong, I am the first to talk smack about the weak sheep we have in this country, but to generalize an entire population is not only disingenuous but dangerous to the health of the Republic and may only serve to polarize these two different mindsets. We need to work with these people, the lazies, and show them that they are capable of making something out of themselves and not that they are lazy garbage. Maybe then they will see a reason to aspire to something greater. I am also curious to see if you are a Christian. Where does one lay the line between the lazy poor and the disenfranchised poor? If at any point you feel like I offended you please let me know. I am interested in having a civil conversation with anyone who would like to comment.

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me-if her father is willing to pass down what HE has EARNED to see that his children have a better start in life, thats HIS decision. Its when the GOVERNMENT starts interferring with what an ebtreprenuer does with his money thats the problem. I know-Im a biz owner now, have been for 20 years, and will gladly assist my children in getting ahead, providing they dont abuse the priviledge. Since me and there mother raised them correctly, they havent. 

    • Anonymous

      Are you EVER correct. I worked in the private METEREOLOGY field for 2 decades-youd be stunned by how many so-called “scientists” sell there souls for government grant $. How many of them are willing to LIE just so they dont have to compete. Look no farther than so-called “Dr” James Hansen at NASA, an outright environmental nut in charge of one of Americas most important science outlets. 

  • sedunning

    funny how the uninformed are trying to make it sound like this movie is an arm of the tea party or the sentiments of the republican party. It’s much more than that. I read the book in the summer of 1970 when I was only 19 years old. My boyfriend read it at the same time, and we discussed that book all summer. We both had fathers without much formal education but who had created their own successful businesses by working very hard. Those men would agree with Ayn Rand……they and their families should benefit from the work and sacrifices they made, not have it taken from them to support people who don’t or won’t work. I’m getting to this movie this weekend, and I’m going to re-read this book now, 41 years later. Working in the medical field, I see too much of those who are using/milking the system to get by, fully supported, all their care, everything, while they do nothing even though they could. The 500 pounders in electric scooters who require constant medical care, the drug moms who have produced 12 children, the skinny meth addicts with no teeth but always with gold jewelry, fancy cell phones, and full body tattoos and piercings while flashing their state aid cards to get all medical services for free. These people are bringing our country down much faster than any terrorists in a passenger jet could.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Umanzor/100000681665999 Charlie Umanzor

      I don’t see why you “should” benefit from your Father’s success. He is a self-made-man. If he made something out of nothing, you should follow his leadership and do the same. Pick yourself up by your bootstraps, deny the money he offers including tuition and be your own supporting and driving force. Otherwise you are just as the others, benefiting from the sacrifice and hard-work of people other than yourself. I am not saying that you are lazy, of course. I did notice that you are working in the medical field. I merely speak of any double-standards people may indulge in. Also, it is optimistic to believe that all people are as driven and capable as your Father. The world is a very complicated place where nothing is absolute and ideals are greater than the reality. Don’t get me wrong, I am the first to talk smack about the weak sheep we have in this country, but to generalize an entire population is not only disingenuous but dangerous to the health of the Republic and may only serve to polarize these two different mindsets. We need to work with these people, the lazies, and show them that they are capable of making something out of themselves and not that they are lazy garbage. Maybe then they will see a reason to aspire to something greater. I am also curious to see if you are a Christian. Where does one lay the line between the lazy poor and the disenfranchised poor? If at any point you feel like I offended you please let me know. I am interested in having a civil conversation with anyone who would like to comment.

      • mutantbeast

        Excuse me-if her father is willing to pass down what HE has EARNED to see that his children have a better start in life, thats HIS decision. Its when the GOVERNMENT starts interferring with what an ebtreprenuer does with his money thats the problem. I know-Im a biz owner now, have been for 20 years, and will gladly assist my children in getting ahead, providing they dont abuse the priviledge. Since me and there mother raised them correctly, they havent. 

    • mutantbeast

      Are you EVER correct. I worked in the private METEREOLOGY field for 2 decades-youd be stunned by how many so-called “scientists” sell there souls for government grant $. How many of them are willing to LIE just so they dont have to compete. Look no farther than so-called “Dr” James Hansen at NASA, an outright environmental nut in charge of one of Americas most important science outlets. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Umanzor/100000681665999 Charlie Umanzor

    Just curious, but does any of this strike anyone as very Nietzsche-esque? I can’t help but scream ” Will to Power” every time I read this book. Not that I don’t love Rand or Nietzsche. Any takers?

    • http://www.zader.com Joshua Zader

      There are important differences between Rand and Neitzsche. For example, Rand places a much stronger emphasis on the inviolability of individual rights.

      For an analysis of her Neitzschean influences and how she differentiated herself from Neitzsche in the course of writing The Fountainhead, see the book “The Ideas of Ayn Rand” by Ronald Merrill:

      http://www.theatlasphere.com/redirect.php?id=9

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Umanzor/100000681665999 Charlie Umanzor

    Just curious, but does any of this strike anyone as very Nietzsche-esque? I can’t help but scream ” Will to Power” every time I read this book. Not that I don’t love Rand or Nietzsche. Any takers?

    • http://www.zader.com Joshua Zader

      There are important differences between Rand and Neitzsche. For example, Rand places a much stronger emphasis on the inviolability of individual rights.

      For an analysis of her Neitzschean influences and how she differentiated herself from Neitzsche in the course of writing The Fountainhead, see the book “The Ideas of Ayn Rand” by Ronald Merrill:

      http://www.theatlasphere.com/redirect.php?id=9

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Friday-Children-Apparel-Baby-Clothes/198517263550439 Baby clothes

    Economic philosophy of Democrats:

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but teach him how to
    steal the fish of others through the voting process, and you feed him
    for a lifetime.

  • maplebob23

    I like and how about: give a man a fish and he is your property. Then teach him to fish and claim you own all his fish.

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  • Anonymous

    State intervention required? for what, I might ask? The state CREATED the problems in many instances-for example, medicare and medicaid led to socialized medicine. You CANNOT limit the exchange of goods for services, thats what free enterprise IS, not only making money. Its GOVERNMENTS trying to FORCE limitations that lead to problems withing free enterprise. BTW, Brazil has a number of CRONY capitalists there(Ever hear of George Soros?) who use the GOVERNMENT to stifle there competition while they use TAXPAYER money to enrich themselves. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bart.palamaro Bart Palamaro

    I find that the trailer for Part II is more dynamic, more powerful than the first trailer for Part I.
    I believe AS Part II will be more hard hitting than Part I and, based on the trailer, it will describe our real and present danger in which we live with Barack Obama and company in Washington.

  • Bruce Fontaine

    Trailer for Part III?