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ĹAtlas Shruggedĺ: The First Tea Party Movie?
bighollywood.com ^ | April 7, 2011 | Hollywoodland

Posted on 04/08/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by PROCON

About 9 million adults are active Tea Partiers, and 45 million support the movement, a CBS/New York Times poll says.

Atlas Shrugged, a novel in which society’s most productive citizens choose to disappear, was published in 1957, and filmmakers have spent nearly every year since trying to adapt it. They finally succeeded, and the first part of what’s planned as a trilogy comes out April 15. If you didn’t know that, it’s likely you’re not a member of the Tea Party.

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Although I devoured a lot of books in my younger days, "Atlas Shrugged" wasn't one of them.

FReeper input wanted!!

1 posted on 04/08/2011 5:28:06 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON
And to warm up, go out and rent "The Fountainhead" with Gary Cooper. (I'm not a Gary Cooper fan but he is in many of my favorite movies.)

Anyway, Ayn Rand agreed to do the screen play of her first novel, ONLY if the studio agreed to not change a word. The only time in the history of Hollywood...

2 posted on 04/08/2011 5:34:01 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: PROCON

I read alot. “Atlas Shrugged” is the only book I have read multiple times (5, soon to be 6). I envy people who haven’t read it...they still get to experience it for the first time.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 5:36:48 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: PROCON
I was planning to see it the day it opened, April 15th, but it is a limited release and my state is not included.

I'd drive a couple hours to see it, but doesn't matter

4 posted on 04/08/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: PROCON; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

In plain English, read the book! Be prepared, Ms Rand never uses three words where seven will do. Despite that, be prepared to be sickened when a critical even in the book causes you to think, “Lord, that happened two years ago.” Then, “Hey, this is going on right now.” Soon, “Good heavens, this is from seven years ago.”
You will be reading a book written decades ago, that accurately predicted events occuring NOW. Today..this night.
Be nervous....be VERY nervous. I’m scared S———S’


5 posted on 04/08/2011 5:57:09 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Check out the updated list of theatres. More are being added daily. You might get lucky.

http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters#NorthCarolina


6 posted on 04/08/2011 5:57:55 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: gorush
I hear it's 1300 pages long, still captivated you front to back?

Dumb question...a definate conservative book?

7 posted on 04/08/2011 5:58:23 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON

The most shocking thing about this story is that there are 9 million active Tea Party members.

If that number is true, that is a huge social movement, especially created in a couple years.


8 posted on 04/08/2011 5:58:25 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: saganite

Thanks! There’s one two hours away. The only one in the state showing it.


9 posted on 04/08/2011 6:07:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know if you’ve seen the updated list, I got an email that more theaters have been added:

http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters


10 posted on 04/08/2011 6:12:29 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If they get enough previews on TV people will demand to see it. We should all write our local theaters and ask for it.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 6:14:11 PM PDT by kitkat ( I sure HOPE that it's time for a CHANGE from Obama.)
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To: PROCON
FReeper Book Club: Introduction to Atlas Shrugged
Part I, Chapter I: The Theme
Part I, Chapter II: The Chain
Part I, Chapter III: The Top and the Bottom
Part I, Chapter IV: The Immovable Movers
Part I, Chapter V: The Climax of the d’Anconias
Part I, Chapter VI: The Non-Commercial
Part I, Chapter VII: The Exploiters and the Exploited
Part I, Chapter VIII: The John Galt Line
Part I, Chapter IX: The Sacred and the Profane
Part I, Chapter X: Wyatt’s Torch
Part II, Chapter I: The Man Who Belonged on Earth
Part II, Chapter II: The Aristocracy of Pull
Part II, Chapter III: White Blackmail
Part II, Chapter IV: The Sanction of the Victim
Part II, Chapter V: Account Overdrawn
Part II, Chapter VI: Miracle Metal
Part II, Chapter VII: The Moratorium on Brains
Part II, Chapter VIII: By Our Love
Part II, Chapter IX: The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt
Part II, Chapter X: The Sign of the Dollar
Part III, Chapter I: Atlantis
Part III, Chapter II: The Utopia of Greed
Part III, Chapter III: Anti-Greed
Part III, Chapter IV: Anti-Life
Part III, Chapter V: Their Brothers’ Keepers
Part III, Chapter VI: The Concerto of Deliverance
Part III, Chapter VII: “This is John Galt Speaking”
Part III, Chapter VIII: The Egoist
Part III, Chapter IX: The Generator
Part III, Chapter X: In the Name of the Best Within Us
Coda: Ten Years After
Afterword and Suggested Reading
12 posted on 04/08/2011 6:14:50 PM PDT by Publius
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To: PROCON
OK, I'll try.

Very simply.

Understand that much of the book is dated in that America's economy is still dependent on heavy industry.

A mind set has taken hold of government, the private sector, business in general, that unemployment must be kept down. Therefore if one business is run well, successfully uses innovation, thinks outside the box, it is immediately beset by the Feds (directly and through the press), to surrender that which gives that company it's edge to it's competitors so that those competitors will not go out of business and therefore lay people off. The original "too big to fail".

After many examples of this political policy at work, it becomes apparent that a movement has formed among the successful businessmen and innovators, to drop out and play by the politically correct rules no more.

Some of those who have dropped out go to a remote location and live by the rules that make sense to them. Others stay in the world but they work simple jobs for an hourly rate. They do not share their ability with the society that has painted a target on their backs.

Very basic here. Maybe others will help.

13 posted on 04/08/2011 6:17:55 PM PDT by M.K. Borders (All I require of my government is the liberty my Grandfathers were born to.)
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To: M.K. Borders; gorush; CaptainAmiigaf
See Post #12.

Where were you guys when we had our FReeper Book Club on Atlas Shrugged? We could have used you.

14 posted on 04/08/2011 6:21:26 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Thanks Publius, looks like I have a lot of reading to do!!


15 posted on 04/08/2011 6:26:48 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: All


Have YOU Donated To FR Yet?

16 posted on 04/08/2011 6:27:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: PROCON

Then hop to it. Time’s a wastin’.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 6:28:36 PM PDT by Publius
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To: PROCON
"I hear it's 1300 pages long, still captivated you front to back?"

More so every time.

"a definate conservative book?"

Among the most! Hyak and Von Mises aside.

18 posted on 04/08/2011 6:29:57 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Publius

I was most likely reading the book for the sixth or seventh time. I’ve worn out two copies already. Contributed to the murder of a lot of trees in the process.


19 posted on 04/08/2011 6:33:25 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: gorush
Whatever you do, do NOT rent The Fountainhead movie!!!!
It is the worst adaptation of a book to film ever!!!
READ The Fountainhead first then Read Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, see the film. Both are powerful books but AS belabors the point a bit by reiterating the concept of individualism as the driving force well beyond what the story needed.
I hated The Fountainhead movie but, I will see AS in the hope it will get enough buzz for folks to read the book.
20 posted on 04/08/2011 6:47:00 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: PROCON
Dumb question...a definate conservative book?

It depends what you mean by "conservative", I suppose. The book is an ode to capitalism and a trumpet of Rand's own "objectivism" philosophy. The degree to which you will agree with it depends on the degree to which you can agree with capitalism and objectivism.

As a free market capitalist, I love the first half of the equation. As a Christian, I find a lot to take issue with in the second.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. There was enough common ground to relish it (and enough creepy truth to be disturbed by it). The plot was good, the characters well written. There were a few points at which the book sort of plodded, but a fine read in the end.

21 posted on 04/08/2011 6:47:05 PM PDT by Se˝or Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro

Thanks for the insight FRiend!


22 posted on 04/08/2011 6:57:57 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: gorush

Hope “Atlas Shrugged” is much better than “The Fountainhead.” No movie worth a damn ends with a court room scene. I know some people can handle it, maybe even love court room drama, I say feh!!!, tell you what.


23 posted on 04/08/2011 6:59:28 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Anyone who enjoys reading “Atlas Shrugged” should not be concerned about murdering trees.


24 posted on 04/08/2011 6:59:43 PM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: PROCON

My all time favorite book. It took me months to complete, but it was well worth it. The movie looks like it should be fantastic. I’ve used the AS website to request it be shown in my area and as of Thursday, it is! Bought tickets for the family on-line for Friday at 7:00 pm.

Who is John Galt?


25 posted on 04/08/2011 7:12:27 PM PDT by NoAmnesty (I don't have a tagline, but if I did, it would be here!)
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To: Publius

Bookmarking. Thanks!


26 posted on 04/08/2011 7:18:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Bush_Democrat

I just checked your link and several cities in Florida have been added since Wednesday when only theaters in the south Florida area were showing it. Now there are theaters in Tampa, Pensacola, Jacksonville and Orlando.


27 posted on 04/08/2011 7:20:01 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro
As a Christian, I find a lot to take issue with in the second.

Could be because Ayn Rand was a militant atheist and a destructive narcissist in her personal life. That said, she was a brilliant writer. Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead and We the Living are books to be cherished throughout the eternity that she denied.

28 posted on 04/08/2011 7:22:39 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: PROCON
The book is best at showing the way collectivism (today's liberalism) works, how they gain power, and how they use it against people to remain in power. She has great insight into the problem, and was prescient looking at what today's reality is fast becoming.

The poster that said she used seven words when three were necessary was kind. When you get to the speeches, and the declarative stuff defining what she believes, she uses one thousand words rather than three, and flat out bores you to death.

It's still a classic, her insight to the problem was excellent, very prophetic, but her idea of what would solve it was pretty thin. It's worthwhile reading, but don't expect an epiphany about how to beat the cockroaches and their ilk, she's not got all the answers.

29 posted on 04/08/2011 7:24:45 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: gorush

Well then you would be jealous of me ;) I am at the part where John Galt makes his entrance. I love the characters but sometimes wish the dialogue between them were better.

Rand was quite the deep thinker and her philosophy takes time to ponder. I am very pleased with it thus far and can’t wait to read how it ends.


30 posted on 04/08/2011 7:25:09 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: JerseyDvl

I first read it back in the early ‘70’s. That which the book predicts is happening right now.


31 posted on 04/08/2011 7:29:08 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro
it depends on the degree to which you can agree with capitalism and objectivism.

Have you read her "Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal"?Not a novel. Valuable book.

32 posted on 04/08/2011 7:31:26 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: saganite

I just checked and saw Columbia SC and the theatre is actually close by and a good one. I may have movie night when it comes out. My wife will probably decline though or go see another movie while I watch Atlas.


33 posted on 04/08/2011 7:38:00 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: NoAmnesty

I subscribed to the site too, and requested it in Tucson. Lo and behold this morning, I held my breath and it’s coming here!!! We had been planning to drive up to Tempe (2+ hours and a horrid road full of illegals) to see the first show.

My husband has a furlough day and I am taking a vacation day so that we can see the first showing, bought the tickets this morning. The movie trailer looks amazing, with gorgeous scenery on top of it.


34 posted on 04/08/2011 7:59:58 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: PROCON
DFW area Freepers:

The Dallas Tea Party is sponsoring a showing of Atlas Shrugged Part 1.

Begins: Monday, April 18 2011 at 7:00 PM
Ends: Monday, April 18 2011 at 9:00 PM
Location: Studio Movie Grill Dallas (at Royal Lane)
Address: 11170 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75024

Tickets: $10. By Paid Reservation Only.

If you will be attending this event please RSVP by visting this link ATTENDING

35 posted on 04/08/2011 8:50:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gorush

“Anyway, Ayn Rand agreed to do the screen play of her first novel, ONLY if the studio agreed to not change a word. The only time in the history of Hollywood...”

Do you know what Rand’s first novel WAS?


36 posted on 04/08/2011 9:46:11 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: PROCON

I just finished it! It was great...long, but great.


37 posted on 04/09/2011 5:41:59 AM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Grumplestiltskin

“The Fountainhead”


38 posted on 04/09/2011 7:14:13 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

“The Fountainhead”

Haha, I suggest you do a little more research into who Rand was, where she came from, and the novels she wrote!

In fact, her first novel _was_ made into a film. TWO films, actually. But they weren’t made in this country.

Hint:
The Fountainhead was Rand’s THIRD “novel”....


39 posted on 04/09/2011 7:31:29 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: maine-iac7
Have you read her "Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal"?Not a novel. Valuable book.

As a matter of fact, the only book of her's I've read is Atlas Shrugged. Is it along the lines of Friedman's "Capitalism and Freedom"? (possibly my favorite treatment of the subject).

40 posted on 04/10/2011 10:57:35 AM PDT by Se˝or Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: Se├▒or Zorro
Ayn Rand on Capitalism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7CjdJ1QyxI

In a duel of minds between Rand and Donahue - Rand argues with a unarmed man.

Milton Friedman is/was my hero ;o)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYeYPcougmA&feature=related

I LOVE this short clip below where Friedman annihilates the ignorant doanahue...This clip is the whole ball of wax - spells out the historic battle between the free and the forced - between those who would live free and allow his fellow man to and those who think that man needs to be controlled and that, with hubris on steroids, THEY are the ones who need to decide and control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76frHHpoNFs&feature=related This clip should be used as an ad in the 2012 elecion campaign - over and over. It's simple enough for even 'the massses' to 'get it."

41 posted on 04/10/2011 12:59:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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