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Who Is John Galt?

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by GreenTeaBlend, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. GreenTeaBlend

    GreenTeaBlend Monkey+

    Who Is John Galt?

    Movie trailer for Part 1 (of 3) of Atlas Shrugged, the greatest book of the 20th century:


    Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 will be released on April 15, 2011 (traditionally tax day in the United States)...
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Interesting. At least they are making it in parts, which might mean it will actually contain more of the author's original work.

    I am still waiting for a remake of The Fountainhead. The old movie just plain sucks.
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  3. Bush Monkey Knives

    Bush Monkey Knives Bush Monkey

    Great Book!

    ...and one every American should read, especially now with our current administration
  4. Drumbo

    Drumbo Monkey+

  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    That's pretty darn close to how I remember that scene.
  6. GreenTeaBlend

    GreenTeaBlend Monkey+

    Atlas Shrugged Trailer Comments...

    I shouldn't be!... but I am still amazed by the number of negative comments and attacks from the Left at YouTube's Atlas Shrugged Trailer web site. At this writing, the trailer has about one million views.
  7. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Squealing Pig??

    There's an old country saying about a pig squealing the loudest when you've struck a particularly vulnerable spot. Somehow, I'm not surprised at the squealing put forth by the Socialist Left in anticipation of a block buster movie series derived from a classic book---all during the buildup to a very critical election in this country's history.
  8. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    wow. I keep wondering how they're going to twist it into an endorsement of Zero's bullet train, it just doesn't seem possible Hollywood could make that movie right.
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  9. DevilDog13

    DevilDog13 Monkey+

    It is astounding that Hollyweird let this movie slip through the cracks. I am stoked, I honestly thought they'd NEVER make AS into a movie. Can't wait!
  10. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I would Love to see this movie. The book is awesome and very relevant in today's society.
  11. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    I absolutely loved the book when it was fiction. I don't know if I can sit through it now that it's reality.
  12. Drumbo

    Drumbo Monkey+

  13. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    watch, there will be six independent theaters in the whole country who will show it, no 'conglomerate' would ever allow this.
  14. Drumbo

    Drumbo Monkey+

    I am watching: http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters

    So far, it will open April 15th in 81 theaters in 17 states plus DC. The list has been growing and there a link at the site where you can demand it. So far, my state is not on the list, but, I've started a campaign among friends and at several sites to get it done. Capitalism still works whenever it's tried. You can bet the unions will try to block it so get off your a$$es and we can make a difference.

    There is also talk on other sites that the producer thinks the story is about “the empowerment of women,” and the screenwriter has said it is an “underdog story.” But the various trailers and scenes seem to reflect the book quite well. Its being speculated that they're playing to the non-Atlas Shrugged audience. Conservatives and libertarians are going to find a way to see it regardless. They need the Wacko Left to buy some tickets as well, so perhaps the "empowerment of women" play is aimed at them.

    It can't hurt to make a phone call to your local theater or the national chain, write a letter to them and/or the editor of your local newspapers. I would do no less for a movie based on a David Crawford or Matt Bracken book. I've been actively supporting the production of the movie "Remnants" and I feel that the success of "Atlas Shrugged" could be some powerful coat-tails for a ground swell. We have to start somewhere and the very existence of this site is evidence that time is running out!
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  15. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    yeah, that's about what I figured, I'd have to go to Nashville to see it. Oh well. I knew it was too good to be true.
  16. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I wish they would show it up here but we have more cows than people in the county.
  17. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Looks good and I loved the book. A lot of good stuff there. I hope it wakes some people up.

    As for the negative comments - I think a lot of that is directed at Rand herself. She was a bit of a nut case. Atlas is a refinement of most of her better ideas. If you read The Fountainhead, you can see a lot of the cobwebs that were swept out in Atlas Shrugged.
    Very bizarre stuff: All her characters must work to "defeat" the person they admire and are attracted to. [loco]
    Her rabid atheism is another issue. It's clear she suffered a lot of PTSD from her experiences in the Russian revolution and sought groups to take it out on.

    Anyway, I liked most of the ideas espoused in AS. Looking forward to the movie.
  18. Drumbo

    Drumbo Monkey+

    An Update:

    ATLAS SHRUGGED Fans Shock Theater Chains -- CULVER CITY, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

  19. GreenTeaBlend

    GreenTeaBlend Monkey+

    From the Atlas Shrugged movie review in Forbes by David Loeper:

    "Atlas Shrugged Part 1- A movie every investor should see: I recently had the opportunity to view a pre-release version of Atlas Shrugged Part 1, which is appropriately scheduled for release on tax day, April 15. You need not waste your time with the mainstream media’s reviews of this film, as I can assure you that the critical reception will be overwhelmingly negative. Simply put, this is the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see.

    "For those unaware of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, it is a novel that has profoundly moved millions of readers. It is one of the top selling novels of the 20th century, still selling nearly a half million copies every year and currently in the top 100 books on Amazon.com more than fifty years after its original release. Fans have waited decades..."

  20. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    WoooHoooooo My Fav Theater Gonna Have It!!!!!! b::b::b::
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