Bruce Majors

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Libertarian candidate for Congress in 2012. And 2014? Www.insomniaclibertarian.blogspot.com Hobbies also include Saul Bellow, "TrueBlood," Joni Mitchel, hiking, swimming, beaches, travel, kitties and puppies, gardening, exploring new restaurants. Envy is the most common vice, and the one that motivates almost all Demwit (and many Rethuglican) policies. Y'all just hate those people who are more successful (or freer, or having more fun etc) than you. Heal thyselves!

DECEMBER 9, 2010 4:56PM

10 Facts About the Upcoming "Atlas Shrugged" movie

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Ten facts about the upcoming "Atlas Shrugged" movie


I went to Manhattan this Tuesday to the Hudson Theater to see a bit of the upcoming "Atlas Shrugged" movie.  It was the unfinished version and in its current state I thought it looked worth watching and better than direct to DVD, but, to use an Anne Rice cinema metric, more like "Queen of the Damned" than like "Interview with a Vampire."


Still, if you've never read AS you may want to do so now. It will be better to have read (the first third of) the book first, besides the fact that it will explain a lot about your libertarian friends and show you an amazingly prophetic story foreshadowing Bush-Obama late stage disaster statism.

Ayn Rand

Ten facts:

Release date is April 15, 2011.

Armin Shimmerman, everyone's favorite Star Trek Ferengei/Buffyverse high school Principal, is in it.

Armin Shimmerman

Eddie Willers (Edi Gathegi) is like totally black!

Edi Gathegi Picture 

Taylor Schilling ("Mercy") does at least have Dagny Taggart's fabled legs.


The movie is filmed with a new technology called red camera.
http://gizmodo.com/5516869/sony-builds-its-own-red-camera

It only covers the first 3rd of the novel.

Sam Witwer, Jasmine's victim in "Angel," is in it.

Sam Witwer Picture 

Christina Pickles, who played Judy Geller, mother of Monica and Ross on "Friends," plays Hank Rearden's mother.

Who is John Galt?  Paul Johansson of "One Tree Hill."

Paul Johansson Picture 

Except for co-writer/producer/funder John Aglialoro, no one involved had acquaintance with Ayn Rand's work beyond reading it in college.

People at the premier, including John Fund of the WSJ, Stephen Moore of the WSJ, Ed Crane of CATO, Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks, David Nott of Reason Foundation, and Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller seemed to think the trailer and unedited film looked good, and would have an impact on the culture and upcoming elections.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/


15 June 2010 6:23 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Filming has now started for 5 weeks on the $5 million big screen adaptation of author Ayn Rand's 1957 novel "Atlas Shrugged".

Atlas Shrugged Poster 

Shooting in Los Angeles, "Atlas Shrugged Part One" is directed by Paul Johansson from a script by Patrick O'Toole, for producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow.
The book explores a dystopian United States where leading innovators, ranging from industrialists to artists, refuse to be exploited by society. Protagonist, 'Dagny Taggart', sees society collapse around her as the government increasingly asserts control over all industry, while society's most productive citizens, led by the mysterious 'John Galt', progressively drop out. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by withdrawing the "minds" that drive society's growth and productivity; with their strike these creative minds hope to demonstrate that the economy and society would collapse without the profit motive and the efforts of the rational and productive.

 


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Bruce, you poor, deluded bastard. (insult softened with a wink)

I lean libertarian in a few ways, but Ayn Rand is a horrible prophet. She was a misanthropic nutcase. And a bad writer. I read Atlas and Fountainhead, and they're so badly wrought, they're kind of funny.

Plus, Rand's Objectivism was headed in a Scientology-like direction, except that Rand didn't have Hubbard's ability to manipulate people on a sustained basis. (God, did I just compare Hubbard positively with someone?)

What is it about Rand/Objectivism that you think makes some kind of sense? I always found it rather mean and triumphalist. And I'm a shameless capitalist!
A common (in all senses) remark "Man" "Talk" but your comment is so puerile that it deserves little response. I sometimes think little boys from you to William F. Buckley and Whittaker Chambers simply were afraid of Ayn because she was a woman smarter than them and with bigger balls. And in your case a far superior writer.

By the way, last year both Cambridge and Oxford University presses published books positive about Ms. Rand, one on ethical theory by University of Texas-Austin philosopher Tara Reid and one by University of Virginia intellectual historian Jennifer Burns.

I'd rather read them than spend time talking to you, so....
Okay, sorry for the distraction, Bruce. Carry on...
If you want to read the Reid or Burns book and have an internet book club discussing them get back to me.
If you want to read the Reid or Burns book and have an internet book club discussing them get back to me.
If you want to read the Reid or Burns book and have an internet book club discussing them get back to me.
Fact 11: I won't be watching that movie.
I have slowly started to boycott American movies generally, since most people in LA are such political simpletons and have done so much to destroy California and the US.

I stopped going to any Clooney or Moore films long ago, and now I will not see anything with the Bladwin blimp, the SJP crone, and I know add the Cher mannequin.

At first I felt I might miss them. I just watch them if at all a year later on Showtime or HBO. And when I do see them I feel I haven't missed a lot. Sarah Jessica's attempt to wring some more juice out of S&TC proved to be a lot like wringing out one of her kids' disposable diapers, according to the critics; Burlesque was panned; Clooney is a total has been.
I have slowly started to boycott American movies generally, since most people in LA are such political simpletons and have done so much to destroy California and the US.

I stopped going to any Clooney or Moore films long ago, and now I will not see anything with the Bladwin blimp, the SJP crone, and I know add the Cher mannequin.

At first I felt I might miss them. I just watch them if at all a year later on Showtime or HBO. And when I do see them I feel I haven't missed a lot. Sarah Jessica's attempt to wring some more juice out of S&TC proved to be a lot like wringing out one of her kids' disposable diapers, according to the critics; Burlesque was panned; Clooney is a total has been.
I have slowly started to boycott American movies generally, since most people in LA are such political simpletons and have done so much to destroy California and the US.

I stopped going to any Clooney or Moore films long ago, and now I will not see anything with the Bladwin blimp, the SJP crone, and I know add the Cher mannequin.

At first I felt I might miss them. I just watch them if at all a year later on Showtime or HBO. And when I do see them I feel I haven't missed a lot. Sarah Jessica's attempt to wring some more juice out of S&TC proved to be a lot like wringing out one of her kids' disposable diapers, according to the critics; Burlesque was panned; Clooney is a total has been.
I have slowly started to boycott American movies generally, since most people in LA are such political simpletons and have done so much to destroy California and the US.

I stopped going to any Clooney or Moore films long ago, and now I will not see anything with the Baldwin blimp, the SJP crone, and I now add the Cher mannequin.

At first I felt I might miss them. I just watch them if at all a year later on Showtime or HBO. And when I do see them I feel I haven't missed a lot. Sarah Jessica's attempt to wring some more juice out of S&TC proved to be a lot like wringing out one of her kids' disposable diapers, according to the critics; Burlesque was panned; Clooney is a total has been.
I guess the movie will be interesting to some, but not as many as enjoyed watching The Ten Commandments.
Marketing-wise, it would be better to make another movie or two with Christian or Islamic themes, stirring interest in the subject, before introducing religions like Libertarianism and Objectivism.