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#11 Rogerdodger

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:24 PM

If you don't want to watch the movie, just read the news.
Same story.
WSJ: More Americans work for gov't than manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining, utilities -- combined...

Government losses in GM far higher than claimed...

Bosses at bailed-out FANNIE, FREDDIE were paid millions...

Edited by Rogerdodger, 01 April 2011 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

Roger, you might like this nice article.

http://reason.com/ar...ovie/singlepage

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#13 Rogerdodger

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:58 PM

no one involved in the film project is arguing that the movie is going to jump-start a renaissance of reason.


There is almost no critical thinking anymore, much less reason.
Emotion and pop culture rule the day. :huh:

Edited by Rogerdodger, 10 April 2011 - 06:59 PM.


#14 Rogerdodger

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:57 PM

Is it in your town?
http://www.atlasshru...t1.com/theaters
It is in T Town! :D

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:54 PM

Yes it is. I am John Galt...and so's my wife! :lol: M

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

It's 2016: Dow's at 4000, gas prices sky-high: 'ATLAS SHRUGGED' hits the screen...

In "Atlas Shrugged," it's 2016 America. The Dow has fallen below 4,000, gasoline prices are through the roof and infrastructure is falling apart. High-speed rail looks like the future. Government denounces selfish corporate interests and concerns itself mainly with dividing the dwindling wealth.
This isn't loony-bin stuff: Attention must be paid.

Though a bit stiff in the joints and acted by an undistinguished cast amid TV-movie trappings, this low-budget adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel nevertheless contains a fire and a fury that makes it more compelling than the average mass-produced studio item.
The subjects the film deals with are fascinating, important -- and almost completely ignored at the movies. Even "The Social Network," the most acclaimed business movie of last year, placed the building of one of the world's most valuable companies in the background of a personality dispute and some whining about club membership. "Atlas Shrugged" wants to start an argument with you, to force you to (in Rand's often-repeated words) "check your premises."

It would be easier to do no such thing, to laugh off the stilted dialogue and stern, unironic hectoring, so that's what most viewers will do.


Edited by Rogerdodger, 16 April 2011 - 08:15 AM.


#17 Rogerdodger

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:57 PM

1959 Ayn Rand interviewed by Mike Wallace.
Economic catastrophe predicted for the U.S. if collectivist trend is followed.
Go to 7 minute mark:
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

(See Detroit)

Edited by Rogerdodger, 16 April 2011 - 11:12 PM.


#18 Rogerdodger

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:25 PM

I just saw the movie and all I can say is ...


OMG!


It was 1,000 times better than I had expected!


Out of curiosity, I stationed my self at the exit after it was over and asked those exiting if they liked it and if they had read the book.
All liked it and none had read the book.

I felt that they really captured the spirit of the book, and Dagney is hot! :D

Edited by Rogerdodger, 17 April 2011 - 02:27 PM.


#19 Rogerdodger

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:22 AM

It seems that the majority of people who went to see Atlas Shrugged have not read the book.
At 1300 pages who can blame them.
Maybe they could come out with Atlas Tweets.
So I'm not surprised to see this today:
Atlas Shrugged Movie Boosts Book to #4 on Amazon Bestseller List

PS: Don't be misled by the "haters" such as Roger Ebert, et al.
They were depicted in the book as part of the problem.
And they are.
Of course they might give a thumbs up to Jackass Atlas, but to not something this profound.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 18 April 2011 - 08:26 AM.


#20 diogenes227

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

:)


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