Skip to comments.Producer of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie Says Part Three of Trilogy Could be a Musical
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. Thats part of the impact and I guess I havent said this publicly yet, but Im looking at it completely different if part three is a musical with quality music thats 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. Thats 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 TheDCs interview with Aglialoro.
A couple times, and a musical, it ain't.
John Galt's speech would no doubt be much improved by adding choreography, though.
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.
You spoke perfectly for this FReeper.
This producer is a genius. What a way to get publicity. LOL!
Yes. Many of us read Atlas Shrugged together for the FReepr book club discussion of it.
LOL. I'd need a few beers for that.
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.
While were 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.
Better yet, do it as an interpretive dance.
Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal is one of her works everyone should read.
Shakespeare ranks second to the Bible for me.
Read “Anthem”. It is the same underlying theme as “Atlas Shrugged”, but only about 100 pages.
NOW you tell me. LOL.
Looks like I will only see the first two parts.
Rock version of Halley’s 5th concerto.
And John Galt’s speech could be done by a mime.
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