Category Archives: Story line

Current cast lineup for Atlas Shrugged Part 2, with two weeks until shooting ends

Another update from Leon: With less than two weeks till the planned final day of shooting (May 15), IMDb continues to add cast. As I had noted previously, it looks like these might be scenes we may expect: • Wedding … Continue reading

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Filming for Atlas Shrugged Part II begins today

From reader Leon Brozyna: Shooting for ASP2 is beginning today (Apr 2). The presence of Kip Chalmers suggests the tunnel disaster; Jeff Allen suggests a telling of the story of 20th Century Motor to Dagny; a couple judges suggests the … Continue reading

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The Little Movie that Just Might: Atlas Shrugged, Part One

Urban Planning and Transportation of Utah writes a weekly blog centered around Amtrak. “This week at Amtrak, Vol. 8 No 9″ begins, For something completely different, This Week goes to the movies, plus some observations by URPA Vice President of … Continue reading

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The Atlas Society: Movie scene commentaries by David Kelley

The Atlas Society has published three new videos of Executive Director David Kelley (who also served as a philosophical consultant on the script) providing commentary and analysis for scenes from the movie. I wonder if these will be part of … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged ‘Roasted’

If it’s time–after all the critiquing, analyzing, debating, and postulating–to view a little roasting, then this website is sure to bring on a laugh or two. Titled “Atlas” Sequel Plans Survive, But Will the Franchise be Retooled for a Wider Audience? these … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand and the American Standoff: Can she help us find a way to heal?

A thought provoking blog post has been written by Michael R. Brown titled Ayn Rand: And Now There’s a Movie. You will find his depth of analogy to be fresh and worth the read. He begins by detailing how Ayn Rand is the paragon of our … Continue reading

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A note to fans of the novel: Francisco’s speech on money appears in Part 2, not Part 1

A recurring theme I keep seeing in reviews by hardcore fans of the novel is that the movie disappointingly omitted Francisco’s speech on the meaning of money. But remember, that speech appears in Part 2, not Part 1, of Ayn … Continue reading

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P. J. O’Rourke: Viewers may wander into rituals of the tribe

P. J. O’Rourke published a sometimes-scathing review of Atlas Shrugged in the Wall Street Journal titled “Atlas shrugged. And so did I.” He begins: The movie version of Ayn Rand’s novel treats its source material with such formal, reverent ceremoniousness … Continue reading

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Ron Pisaturo: Exposition vs. drama in the Atlas Shrugged movie

There are people who understand Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and then there are people who understand Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The latter are in the best position to offer insightful criticisms of the new movie. Ron Pisaturo offers exactly this … Continue reading

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Should part three of the Atlas Shrugged movie be a musical, in the tradition of Les Misérables?

Atlas Shrugged movie producer John Aglialoro raises the prospect in a new interview with the Daily Caller published earlier today. Yesterday they published this advance excerpt: “But you know, part three could be a musical … like a Les Miserables … Continue reading

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