"atlas shrugged" will change the face of american politics

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    this is your last chance to read the book before the movie comes out.

    i have waited my whole life for this. when i was in high school i discovered ayn rand, it changed my life , and much to my delight, would end up in a conservative website framed by objectivism.
    i remember thinking, someday, once the internet is invented, this will be my political philosohpy and i will take it to the people..

    life imitates art. we are dagney taggert and hank rearden (the protagonists) and the democratic party (led by one barrak obama... if that is your real name), is the government, and "mr. thompson".

    you are going to be seeing and hearing and feeling atlas shrugged a lot in the coming time until the 2012 election.

    as wonderfual as the original novel is, no, magnificient... the movie will better present to the masses, that big government is not only wrong, in this country, according to our constitution, it is immoral.

    i further suggest that this hollywood production will play a large roll in unseating the president of obama, how ultimately and deliciously ironic. how do you like us now.



    it looks good, no, great.
     
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    I love the book and am now reading it again. I hope the message of the book comes through and is not hijacked by the liberal left that seems to be too prominent in Hollywood. Next to the bible I think this is the best book ever written.
     
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    Awesome. I hope liberal hollywood doesn't bastardize it. My favorite book as well. Interesting that it's going to be multiple movies. Then again it's long book. I was looking in the trailer for any indication of the latter part where Dagney spends time in the hidden valley. I'm guessing that probably won't be in the first part.
     
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    same here, and part of it's success and longevity is the reaction we will see from the left.
    i too wonder if the essence of the philosophy will shine through, i guess if they try to liberalize ayn rand, hollywood will be madison wisconsin, only for all the right reasons... i'll lead the charge. the people will always find the truth, as in the case of the 08 election.
     
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    don't give the gulch away for the people who want to read it.
    breaking it up is a tremendous concept, bold and daring, like taggert rearden danaskjold, mulligan ...et. al.
    i buying stock in signet, and crusader entertainment. this will be a phenominom because it taps so deeply in the the emotion and roots, of the founding fathers philosophy, and the birth of america.
     
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    I have the book and am reading it. Because of it's length, 1168 pages of the prophetic wisdom of Ayn Rand, 50 years ago, the movie will be made in three separate productions. Can't wait. I am hoping the Independents will absorb it, for we know the Left will not.
     
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    I enjoyed reading Atlas Shrugged, but the novel, for its purposes, fails to deliver. Rand take unbelievable characters and puts them into unbelievable scenarios, with the result of what is an unbelievable outcome. One thing I found very curious is Rand's inconsistent portrayal of the general public and public sentiment. On one hand she portrays the public as knowing, understanding, and even demanding the ideals represented by her protagonists and shows them as being frequently moved into action, like in the frequent abandonment of jobs, including railroad jobs, by many people across Rand's United States. But when it suits her she subsequently portrays the public as mindless and ignorant masses, lazy and entitled to a such a gross degree it is difficult to say whether they or the primary antagonists are the embodiment of the evil Rand suggests exists.

    Rand's proper characters, both antagonists and protagonists alike, are written as if being embodies metaphors for the supreme purity of concepts Rand wished to present. This makes them believable in the Rand universe similar to how Gollum is a believable character within the LOTR universe, but unbelievable as characters that might exist in reality. While Rand does an excellent job of presenting a thoroughly thought out narrative and maintains a steady pace of developing the complexity of the plot as the story unfolds, in the end the plot itself, its developments, and Rand's suggestion about how our world might go if we so allowed it, only exists because it was so written.
     
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    I read it as well. Thought it sucked. You can have Rand.

    I'll take Dorothy Dunnets Lymond Chronicles any day of the week.
     
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    I will undoubtably watch it.

    If they manage to do justice to the plotline, and spare us on the polemic, this ought to be a damned fine film.
     
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    Exactly the kind of material Hollywood likes.

    I agree with you literary critcism of the novel, but one thing that Ayn did well was craft a plotline that compels the reader to keep reading to to find our what is going on.

    If the film does just that it ought to be a decent film.

    If they load it down with Ayns tortured polemics, they're ruin the film.

    EVen if you agree with every goofy word she puts into the mouths of her characters, that won't work on celluloid.
     

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