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#1 Rogerdodger

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:14 AM

Limited release April 15th.
Trailer:
http://www.atlasshru...d-movie-trailer


What a _itch!

Edited by Rogerdodger, 30 March 2011 - 12:22 AM.


#2 Rogerdodger

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:18 AM

I was tring to find a Tulsa theater which might be showing this when it opens.

So I Googled "Atlas Shrugged Tulsa"

Guess what the result was...

:lol:

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 30 March 2011 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

Limited release April 15th.
Trailer:
http://www.atlasshru...d-movie-trailer


What a _itch!


The producer is actually thinking about turning the last of the 3-movie set into a musical - he is trying to figure out how to deal with Galt's 90-page speech toward the end of the book; wants the audience to not be unconscious when the lights come on -
http://dailycaller.c...glialoro/print/

Here's some suggested lyrics provided over at TBogg blog -

I am the very model of a modern major industrialist
You people call me selfish, but I prefer ĎobjectivistĒ
The looters and the moochers, they try to take what is mine
To share my genius with others, Iím afraid I must decline

Iím very well acquainted, too, with things that should be taxable
But I will not pay my fair share and on this I am intractable
Push me just a bit too far and Iíll head to Gulch of Galt
Your world will start to fall apart and it will be your fault

[chorus]
Your world will start to fall apart and it will be your fault
Heís packing up his bags and heís going to Gulch of Galt
You people are annoying and itís harshing his gestalt

Iím very good at integral and differential calculus
Sometimes I get my numbers wrong, I think Iíll blame it on gastri-atis
You people donít deserve me, I will not share my brain
So Iím leaving Moocherville on my private choo-choo train

[chorus]
Heís leaving Moocherville on his private choo-choo train
He does not like the likes of you, on his parade you will not rain
Heís not a social butterfly, on this he must abstain

Itís not that people donít love me, I donít want to be a brag-ag-art
Iíve got a bitchiní girlfriend and her name is Dagny Tag-ag-art
We have a lot of rough sex, that girl she loves to bone
But when it comes to orgasms, she has to reach hers on her own

My philosophy is workable, they call me Libertarian
I actually have no talent so I write for Reason Hit & Run
Were I to leave for Galt Gulch, Iím not sure that Iíd be missed
So in the meantime Iím a mouth piece for a wealthy industrialist

[chorus]
In the meantime heís a mouth piece for a wealthy industrialist
Itís really not his first choice but he is a realist
Thank ******* he has a good idea whose {bleeeep} he is has to kiss

I am the very model of a modern major industrialist
You people call me selfish, but I prefer ĎobjectivistĒ
The looters and the moochers, they try to take whatís mine
To share my genius with others, Iím afraid I must decline

http://tbogg.firedog...lt-the-musical/


Also, I understand that they plan to hand out this card to parents that make the mistake of bringing their children -

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.


Edited by salsabob, 30 March 2011 - 10:09 AM.

John Galt shrugged, outsourced to Red China and opened a hedge fund for unregulated securitized credit derivatives.

If the world didn't suck, wouldn't we all just fly off?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:36 AM

The same old smears and misrepresentations are no more funny when smuggled into into what could have been a very witty tweak (but was not). I do like that Reason gets a mention, however. That's a win. If you've not read either Reason nor Atlas, I strongly recommend both.
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#5 salsabob

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

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If you've not read either Reason nor Atlas, I strongly recommend both.


Yes, but given their intended and, even more importantly, successful indoctrination of so many into a particular way of thinking, it would also be beneficial to dig deeper and put all the fuss into context. I would suggest the much less read journals of the author with a rather simple and cheap point of access here -

http://www.amazon.co...i...ks&n=507846

There, one can learn from the author's own words that here protagonists are based on a prominent figure of the day (1928), William Edward Hickman, whose credo, Ayn tells us, was "What is good for me is right." Ayn exulted over this earliest of her 'supermen' as "the best and strongest expression of a real man's psychology I have heard."

Hickman was a serial killer, on trail at the time for the kidnapping and murder of a 12 year old girl; the center of a media frenzy - a sort of OJ Simpson of his time.

Rand's further take on Hickman - "born with a wonderful, free, light consciousness -- [resulting from] the absolute lack of social instinct or herd feeling. He does not understand, because he has no organ for understanding, the necessity, meaning, or importance of other people ... Other people do not exist for him and he does not understand why they should."

This, of course, to those who have read her fiction, will be a familiar paraphrase of at least a few places in her books.

I would suggest that for those who have read her books, maybe even more than once, to do so again, but this time within the context that you are reading the not so veiled calling to a philosophy of a sociopath's groupie.

If that is too much reading, one might instead sit down with a bag of popcorn and watch a marathon of the "Silence of the Lambs" series to get into the proper mood to take Rand in.
John Galt shrugged, outsourced to Red China and opened a hedge fund for unregulated securitized credit derivatives.

If the world didn't suck, wouldn't we all just fly off?

#6 Rogerdodger

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:57 AM

I'm not into the deeper philosophy of Ayn Rand but if you want to see what the fictional John Galt escaped from in reality you might find this revealing:
Detroit in ruins:
"It was a dead heat. General Motors sold 9.37 million vehicles worldwide in 2007 and lost $38.7 billion. Toyota sold 9.37 million vehicles in 2007 and made $17.1 billion."
amazing photos
http://www.guardian....l...054&index=0
The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
In downtown Detroit, the streets are lined with abandoned hotels and swimming pools, ruined movie houses and schools, all evidence of the motor city's painful decline. The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre document what remains of a once-great city – and hint at the wider story of post-industrial America, writes Sean O'Hagan

East Berlin had to build a wall to keep the likes of John Galt from leaving.
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So I guess "Looters" and "Moochers" can eventually kill the Golden Goose?

"It was a dead heat. General Motors sold 9.37 million vehicles worldwide in 2007 and lost $38.7 billion. Toyota sold 9.37 million vehicles in 2007 and made $17.1 billion."

Good-by Atlas!
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Edited by Rogerdodger, 31 March 2011 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:24 PM

Salsa, do you know how do ANYTHING but smear?

You seriously either don't have a clue about what you're talking about or you're philosophically bankrupt.

I'm an objectivist. A real, live, living person who lives his day to day existence in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy created/discovered/articulated by Ayn Rand. Objectivism is the most important philosophy of the last 60 years. It's a very serious, life-affirming, happiness engendering philosophy. That's because it embraces reason and derives its stances from the facts of reality. You should try that some time.

:P


...

If you've not read either Reason nor Atlas, I strongly recommend both.


Yes, but given their intended and, even more importantly, successful indoctrination of so many into a particular way of thinking, it would also be beneficial to dig deeper and put all the fuss into context. I would suggest the much less read journals of the author with a rather simple and cheap point of access here -

http://www.amazon.co...i...ks&n=507846

There, one can learn from the author's own words that here protagonists are based on a prominent figure of the day (1928), William Edward Hickman, whose credo, Ayn tells us, was "What is good for me is right." Ayn exulted over this earliest of her 'supermen' as "the best and strongest expression of a real man's psychology I have heard."

Hickman was a serial killer, on trail at the time for the kidnapping and murder of a 12 year old girl; the center of a media frenzy - a sort of OJ Simpson of his time.

Rand's further take on Hickman - "born with a wonderful, free, light consciousness -- [resulting from] the absolute lack of social instinct or herd feeling. He does not understand, because he has no organ for understanding, the necessity, meaning, or importance of other people ... Other people do not exist for him and he does not understand why they should."

This, of course, to those who have read her fiction, will be a familiar paraphrase of at least a few places in her books.

I would suggest that for those who have read her books, maybe even more than once, to do so again, but this time within the context that you are reading the not so veiled calling to a philosophy of a sociopath's groupie.

If that is too much reading, one might instead sit down with a bag of popcorn and watch a marathon of the "Silence of the Lambs" series to get into the proper mood to take Rand in.


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#8 Rogerdodger

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

It's kind of funny that those who think of themselves as "progressive" really detest truly liberated women. ;)

How timely and prescient Rand's novel is.
Here's the latest clip released:

Dagny Taggart confronts the Union:


One of the producers of the movie was on the radio today and discussed making the movie.
True to the principles in the novel, they choose to use the most talented people available and rather than looking for a state which offered "incentives."
They felt their best production capabilities and people would be found in Hollywood, where it was made.

The John Galt theme music with a slide show:

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 31 March 2011 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

Looking a whole like the closed businesses in Detroit ;) , here's a scene where they find clues to John Galt's marvelous invention.
(Just as I had imagined it!)
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Edited by Rogerdodger, 31 March 2011 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:58 PM

The world's most valuable bracelet.
Soon to be Dangy's.
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Edited by Rogerdodger, 31 March 2011 - 11:58 PM.