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Producer of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie Says Part Three of Trilogy Could be a Musical
The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2011 | Amanda Carey

Posted on 03/03/2011 8:38:20 PM PST by winstonwolf33

In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Caller to be published Friday, John Aglialoro, the producer of the movie adaptation of the classic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged,” hinted that part three of the movie trilogy might be made as a musical.

“But you know, part three could be a musical . . . like a Les Miserables kind of a musical,” said Aglialoro. “That’s part of the impact and I guess I haven’t said this publicly yet, but I’m looking at it completely different if part three is a musical with quality music that’s done in a certain way that people will like.”

Since the novel is roughly 1,200 pages, the movie adaptation was split into three parts. Part one is set to be released April 15.

Aglialoro, who held the movie rights and toiled over adapting the novel to film for 18 years, told TheDC he wants to shock audiences with the final installment:

“I mean, if you saw the play Les Miserables without the music, and then with the music, you may go in there saying, ‘oh hell, I would never want to see that great book in a musical.’ That’s going to shock a lot of people to see part 3 be a musical, and part 2 may be very different from part 3 and very different from part 1. It has to be new, you know . . . We get a freshness, a vitality about it, and yet it has the same, rock-solid principles and philosophies that we all know and love.”

Check back Friday morning for the rest of TheDC’s interview with Aglialoro.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; aynrand; fracturedfairytale; hollyweird; johnaglialoro; z
I think I speak on behalf of all FReepers when I ask:


1 posted on 03/03/2011 8:38:25 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: winstonwolf33

NO!


2 posted on 03/03/2011 8:41:15 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: winstonwolf33

Did this John Aglialoro have anything to do with “Cop Rock”?

While we’re on the subject, has anyone here actually managed to read “Atlas Shrugged” cover-to-cover?


3 posted on 03/03/2011 8:41:15 PM PST by sinanju
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To: winstonwolf33

No.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 8:41:25 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: sinanju
While we’re on the subject, has anyone here actually managed to read “Atlas Shrugged” cover-to-cover?

I've read it several times. Thought it was pretty good stuff, until I realized that Rand's philosophy is founded on assertions that don't withstand the logical scrutiny she herself demanded.

It became clear to me, for example, that Rand's philosophy cannot withstand the moral implications of something so natural as being a parent.

So much for that, then.

5 posted on 03/03/2011 8:46:27 PM PST by r9etb
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To: winstonwolf33

No!


6 posted on 03/03/2011 8:47:01 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: sinanju

Yes, several times. Also, I had the abridged audio tapes which were about 12 hours. Loaned them to a soldier and they’re still getting some use in Afghanistan.


7 posted on 03/03/2011 8:47:59 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: sinanju
While we’re on the subject, has anyone here actually managed to read “Atlas Shrugged” cover-to-cover?

Only four times. I'm a slow reader.

8 posted on 03/03/2011 8:49:41 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: winstonwolf33
Well, OK. John Aglialoro, meet Charlie Sheen.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 8:50:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: winstonwolf33

Maybe part 2 would be interpretive dance?


10 posted on 03/03/2011 8:51:08 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: sinanju

I did it once. Rand has the power to make a 50-page speech interesting.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 8:51:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Publius

“Who is John Galt” ping


12 posted on 03/03/2011 8:52:23 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: sinanju
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
13 posted on 03/03/2011 8:53:59 PM PST by Publius
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To: winstonwolf33

It’s unanimus ... NO!


14 posted on 03/03/2011 8:54:36 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: winstonwolf33

Only if the music is composed by Richard Halley.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 8:54:51 PM PST by Publius
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To: r9etb

From what I manage to gather, “Objectivism” makes a certain amount of horse sense but she takes the concept to extremes.

“Enlightened Self-Interest” is more my style.


16 posted on 03/03/2011 8:55:39 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Publius

Thanx! I’ll go over it.


17 posted on 03/03/2011 8:57:00 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Publius

In this case, I’ll go with your Cliff’s Notes version.


18 posted on 03/03/2011 8:58:01 PM PST by sinanju
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No No No No No No...one hundred and eleventy-billion times NO


19 posted on 03/03/2011 9:00:20 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: sinanju

It’s way better than Cliff’s Notes. It’s a serious look at the book with discussion topics for reading circles and book clubs.


20 posted on 03/03/2011 9:00:34 PM PST by Publius
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To: sinanju
While we’re on the subject, has anyone here actually managed to read “Atlas Shrugged” cover-to-cover?

A couple times, and a musical, it ain't.

21 posted on 03/03/2011 9:02:13 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou
A couple times, and a musical, it ain't.

John Galt's speech would no doubt be much improved by adding choreography, though.

22 posted on 03/03/2011 9:03:50 PM PST by r9etb
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To: winstonwolf33
Oh DEAR GOD...

the lack of humanity that the single most influential book second only to the Bible be reduced to a musical.

This is the book that has changed and clarified my conservative principles more than ANY other piece of writing I've ever read. Other than almost anything on FR, of course.

23 posted on 03/03/2011 9:04:24 PM PST by mykdsmom (FUBO)
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To: winstonwolf33

You spoke perfectly for this FReeper.


24 posted on 03/03/2011 9:07:09 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: winstonwolf33

This producer is a genius. What a way to get publicity. LOL!


25 posted on 03/03/2011 9:09:05 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: sinanju; Publius

Yes. Many of us read Atlas Shrugged together for the FReepr book club discussion of it.


26 posted on 03/03/2011 9:09:21 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: r9etb
John Galt's speech would no doubt be much improved by adding choreography, though.

LOL. I'd need a few beers for that.

27 posted on 03/03/2011 9:10:43 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Borges

I actually like the idea of a musical treatment. It may just jump start a story with an annoying habit of droning on and on by repeating itself.


28 posted on 03/03/2011 9:13:22 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: sinanju
While we’re on the subject, has anyone here actually managed to read “Atlas Shrugged” cover-to-cover?
Yes, I actually slogged through every friggen word of it. Ergo my approval of a musical treatment.
29 posted on 03/03/2011 9:15:57 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: winstonwolf33

Better yet, do it as an interpretive dance.

Arrrrgh.


30 posted on 03/03/2011 9:16:28 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: winstonwolf33
A musical? Absolutely not. I have read most of Ayn's works. Her unyielding defense of unbridled capitalism has never been matched. Having escaped Russia when young, she saw first hand the evils of the Socialist Hell our Marxist leader would like to impose.

Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal is one of her works everyone should read.

31 posted on 03/03/2011 9:18:41 PM PST by sand88
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To: mykdsmom

Shakespeare ranks second to the Bible for me.


32 posted on 03/03/2011 9:24:00 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: sinanju

Read “Anthem”. It is the same underlying theme as “Atlas Shrugged”, but only about 100 pages.


33 posted on 03/03/2011 9:28:01 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

NOW you tell me. LOL.


34 posted on 03/03/2011 9:34:19 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Looks like I will only see the first two parts.


35 posted on 03/03/2011 9:54:46 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: winstonwolf33
Well I was looking forward to starting the "trilogy" but if the 3rd part is going to be made a musical...ferrrgettt it!
36 posted on 03/03/2011 10:38:33 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: winstonwolf33
But you know, part three could be a musical . . . like a Les Miserables Springtime For Hitler kind of a musical,”

knuckleheads....
37 posted on 03/03/2011 10:42:56 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Hoodat

Rock version of Halley’s 5th concerto.


38 posted on 03/03/2011 11:57:08 PM PST by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Brett66

And John Galt’s speech could be done by a mime.


39 posted on 03/04/2011 12:10:32 AM PST by giotto
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To: sinanju
While we’re on the subject, has anyone here actually managed to read “Atlas Shrugged” cover-to-cover?

Yes!

40 posted on 03/04/2011 1:51:03 AM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: winstonwolf33
Not a musical but perhaps the book would work as an opera, along the lines of Wagner's "Ring Cycle." It would be epic, if only we had Wagner still around to compose it.

In fact, the music of Wagner goes very well with the works of Ayn Rand and I often have it as background music when reading her books.

41 posted on 03/04/2011 2:34:24 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 7 days from outliving Vince Foster)
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To: winstonwolf33

Gold Diggers of 2011?

“We’re in the money.”


42 posted on 03/04/2011 3:24:03 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: r9etb
John Galt's speech would no doubt be much improved by adding choreography, though.

Definitely. I see a version where John Galt simultaneously tap-dances his speech in morse code.

43 posted on 03/04/2011 4:59:38 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: mykdsmom

Most of the Bible has been reduced to musicals, why not Atlas Shrugged?


44 posted on 03/04/2011 6:28:08 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: r9etb

I think they should have Rush Limbaugh read Galt’s speech. He’s the only one who could do it justice, I think.


45 posted on 03/04/2011 6:08:01 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: ponygirl
I think they should have Rush Limbaugh read Galt’s speech. He’s the only one who could do it justice, I think.

All I know is, it's three hours of my life that I'll never get back. I don't need or want to hear it out loud.

46 posted on 03/04/2011 6:16:15 PM PST by r9etb
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To: 6SJ7
Read “Anthem”. It is the same underlying theme as “Atlas Shrugged”, but only about 100 pages.

And has an ending that defies all expectations by being even stupider.

47 posted on 03/04/2011 6:20:00 PM PST by r9etb
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