Category Archives: Activism

More Tea Party drama in ”Courage, New Hampshire”

A key part of the Atlas Shrugged movie’s grassroots publicity strategy included outreach to the Tea Party movement, who overall responded with a great deal of enthusiasm. If you’re curious to see what else the Tea Party movement is promoting, … Continue reading

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Lisa Benson: Obama Shrugged

With a conservative nod to Atlas–the man who held the weight of the world on his shoulders–Lisa Benson, a freelance cartoonist publishing in The Washington Post, has created a must see cartoon to post on your fridge. You can purchase … Continue reading

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As far as movies are concerned there is one ballot box: the theater box office

Sonja Harris, writing for Texas GOP Vote, a collaborative blog site committed to “restore, renew and reunite the GOP party,” has penned an article on the Atlas Shrugged movie titled “Who Is John Galt?” “Atlas Shrugged Part 1″ the movie, rated PG-13, opened in … Continue reading

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How deeply has Atlas Shrugged penetrated our culture?

Robert Bidinotto has written a lengthy new post addressing this question. He begins: A measure of the success of the “Atlas Shrugged” film is how much it is changing the national conversation. As I’ve noted here earlier, the left is … Continue reading

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LNC Chairman would like to see the Atlas Shrugged film presented at the 2012 convention

Posted on the staff blog of the Libertarian Party, the Libertarian National Committee Chairman Mark Hinkle made the following comments after seeing an early screening of Atlas Shrugged Part 1: This is a very well-made movie and it brought tears … Continue reading

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Robert Bidinotto: The critics’ disproportionate bashing of the Atlas Shrugged movie is revealing

Objectivist writer Robert Bidinotto has a new blog post analyzing the critical reaction to the Atlas Shrugged movie and John Aglialoro’s public statements that he is reconsidering whether to release the film in 1,000 theaters this weekend and to proceed … Continue reading

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Atlas Is Shrugging: We’re Living Through a Live-Action Version of Ayn Rand’s Novel

“The producers of the new movie version of Atlas Shrugged struggled over how directly they should attempt to tie the story to current events,” writes Robert Tracinski in FavStocks. “It turns out they needn’t have worried, because events have a … Continue reading

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Facebook polls: Your opinions about the Atlas Shrugged movie?

Shrikant Rangnekar has created a nice series of polls on Facebook about the Atlas Shrugged movie and Ayn Rand’s writings. Cast your votes! How many stars do you give to the Atlas Shrugged movie? What is your most favorite thing … Continue reading

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Atlas vs. Avatar

Some interesting fan video-commentary, examining the themes of Atlas Shrugged and its critical reception by liberals and conservatives.

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Google Trends: Movie release makes ‘Atlas Shrugged’ #4 most-searched phrase worldwide

According to Google, on Friday 15 April 2011, the day of the movie’s release: ‘atlas shrugged’ was the #4 most searched keyword ‘ayn rand’ was the #12 most searched keyword ‘atlas shrugged movie’ was the #14 most searched keyword Screen … Continue reading

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