Skip to comments.Redbox has Atlas Shrugged II coming Tuesday 19th!
Posted on 03/09/2013 11:21:51 AM PST by Casie
The Rebox website says Atlas Shrugged II will be available for rent Tuesday, the 19th! I've already seen it, but I may watch it again. I don't know if I can wait until 2014 to know how it all ends. I think I'm going to have to buy the book. Abridged or Un-abridged? :p
Saw a spoiler thing about number III (just abt the book)
Unabridged! It really isn’t THAT long. Kids polish off Harry Potter Books and they are 1000 pages long, so Atlas Shrugged isn’t that daunting. There is, However a long radio speech towards the end that outlines Ayn’s philosophy of Objectivism. I do not know how they will be handling that in the Part III portion of the movie.
The character development in the Book is much better and deeper than in the movie.
There really isn’t an abridged version but I have seen Cliff’s Notes (or the like) for the book. Also looking forward to Part III.
It moves along at a pretty fast clip, especially since many of the situations and frustrations in the book echo that which is going on in America NOW. One of the very first scenes in the book, when Dagney is stalled on a train because of a broken signal light (For Which NOBODY will take Responsibility) rings so true today that it actually gave me physical manifestations of anger and frustration.
Sweet, thanks for the heads-up!
I just picked it up at the library this morning, it’s been available there for at least a month.....
I was finally able to see Part 1 a few weeks ago
by using a US proxy server and my Netflix account.
Looking forward to Part 2.
Maybe I ought to do the same thing. I need something to listen to while tweaking my old 65 Jeep.
I ordered my copy of the DVD and film cell and it is supposed to be here this week. It was backordered and someone underestimated demand.
Watched part I and part II a couple weeks ago from on demand. Should NOT have done it so close. Couldn’t get over the differences between the two Dagney’s, Reardons, and Francisco’s. MUCH preferred the actors in the first movie. The Dagney in the 2nd looked like she was tired, and just going through the motions. However, it does go right along with the book, which is refreshing!
I have purchased both and have enjoyed them immensely.
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 dAnconias
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: Wyatts 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
Thanks for the ping. ASII goes “live” in my Netflix queue that same day.
I slogged my way through the book last year. I really don't share the enthusiasm many Freepers have for the book. I did find it too long for what it was. I loved the over-all concept, but felt the long-winded speeches from Francisco and Galt were too long to be effective. The sex scenes are ridiculously over the top, and the last third was like a comic book adventure.
I don't have a problem with long books per se; I'm 2/3 of the way through a recent translation of WAR AND PEACE that is 1200 pages long.
I just picked up “War And Peace” at a yard sale TODAY!
I do appreciate and understand your objection to the speeches in Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand even said in an interview that the Book was a vehicle for expressing her philosophy, so, instead of writing a Philosophy Book, she wrote a Novel where the characters spout it! LOL!
The same thing happened in The Fountainhead, but not as much.
I agree that if the speeches were condensed and more “pithy”, Ayn would have gotten many more followers to espouse her cause.
The version of W & P that I am reading is the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation. They are a husband/wife team. She (Volokhonsky) is Russian and help to clarify the uniquely Russian aspects of the novel. They’ve done translations of several of the big Russian novels by Tolsoy, Dostoevsky, et al.
I LOVE Dostoyevsky!
This W & P (or B & M in Russian LOL!) was translated in 1994 by Constance Garnet.
I paid a buck for it.
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