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EXCLUSIVE:‘Atlas Shrugged’Producers Intend to Complete Trilogy; CNN & MSNBC Reject Their Ads
Andrew Breitbart Presents Big Hollywood ^ | 04.28.11 5:48 pm | John Nolte Editor In Chief

Posted on 04/28/2011 11:29:15 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

Lately, there have been duelling stories in the entertainment press about the future of ”Atlas Shrugged.” With disappointing box office returns, the producers have been asked if they will go ahead and complete the franchise and in one interview we’re being told there will be no trilogy and in another we’re being told that there will. To clear the air, I reached out via email and “Atlas” producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow were both good enough to respond with exclusive quotes that should help to calm fears of “Atlas” fans everywhere.

Most surprising, though, was the revelation CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC are refusing to broadcast 15-second “Atlas” spots. What’s that about?

“I’m going to get a picture of Roger Ebert and Peter Travers and the rest of them so I can wake up in the morning and be reminded what we’re up against,” Aglialoro wrote in an email. “They’re revitalizing me with their outrageousness.” Aglialoro went on to state he had been “misunderstood” when he said the critical drubbing the film took “influenced him to abandon the second and third films in the Atlas Shrugged franchise.” He confirmed that he has ”no intention to go on strike.”

That should come as very good news to the many, many people who obviously enjoyed the film and found it to be something special. Personally, I’ve never seen such polarized reviews before. The critics savaged it and yet everyone who sent a revew into us loved it. The most interesting thing I’ve noticed is that no one was on-the-fence about the film. No one said, “Yeah, it was okay.” People either passionately embraced Part 1 or passionately didn’t. You don’t see a lot of movies like that. So, for those of you who loved it…

“Make no mistake, we want to make...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; aynrand; censorship; cnbc; cnn; collectivism; harmonkaslow; johnaglialoro; johngalt; johngaltsticker; msnbc; objectivism
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Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow night. Playing in Flagship Cinemas.
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1 posted on 04/28/2011 11:29:29 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Meanwhile, ads for “Freddie Gets Fingered: 3-D” run non-stop on PMSNBC and CNN...


2 posted on 04/28/2011 11:34:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Every one who has not already should read Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead... We the Living and Anthem, later... IMO


3 posted on 04/28/2011 11:48:56 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: All
"...the only group that was not offended by Atlas Shrugged was the general public. The few positive comments that were found praised Rand’s entertaining manner of illustrating her philosophy for the audience of the everyday person. However that was exactly what enraged the academic population, they did not want the public to accept Rand’s absurd belief system as their own just because her writing appeared to be academic." ..."Libertarian Roy A. Childs praiseD the book, saying “ It is a mystery story that doubles as a defense of reason, individualism, civilization, and capitalism. It is a hymn to human achievement, celebrating the spiritual roots of human greatness.” - http://www3.isrl.illinois.edu
4 posted on 04/28/2011 11:50:23 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: mmercier
I had been researching Ayn Rand First Edition HC prices--for example:

http://rarelibrary.com/book/R-B/126/ATLAS+SHRUGGED.html

or First edition first printing:£ 4301.05


5 posted on 04/28/2011 11:58:11 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: mmercier

Actually, you should read “We The Living” first. It helps understand how her later viewpoints came about.


6 posted on 04/28/2011 11:59:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

7 posted on 04/29/2011 12:00:20 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

8 posted on 04/29/2011 12:00:52 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

They should advertise on Glenn Beck’s show instead of 5 different gold dealers.


9 posted on 04/29/2011 12:01:28 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: wastedyears

How long have you been waiting to use that ? ;-D


10 posted on 04/29/2011 12:01:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: wastedyears; All

Oh man, sorry about the double post everybody. Opera farted a few seconds ago.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 12:02:00 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Double post in error.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 12:04:26 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: wastedyears

Don’t sweat it, Tone.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 12:10:07 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fight_truth_decay

just goes to show the ‘gate keepers’ are progressives and they are doing everything they can to keep anything like Atlas Shrugged from getting to the public

in this case, the ‘gate keepers’ would be critics.

in schools, it’s the teachers.


14 posted on 04/29/2011 12:47:26 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I hit used book stores.

Just obtained a hand bound leather edition of Bartlett's Quotes for $8.50.... It is untouched and pristine as far as I see.

I desire an original “Blade Runner”.

15 posted on 04/29/2011 12:58:24 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: tcrlaf
Actually, you should read “We The Living” first. It helps understand how her later viewpoints came about.

Not to mention offering a preview of the world the collectivists have in mind for us. Also enlightening is this marvelous and massive collection of drawings from a young lady who lived through the Soviet Marxist experience and became an "enemy of the people" because her parents were "evil" property owners.

http://www.gulag.su/album/index.php?eng=1&page=2&list=1&foto=2

Both are handy when trying to explain how "economic fairness" leads to slavery.

16 posted on 04/29/2011 1:05:30 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: fight_truth_decay

The movie has only been in limited release for two weeks. It seems premature to think it will not make back the $10M investment when it is already 1/3rd of the way there after two weeks. There is still wide release in the US and release in other countries and DVD sales yet unkown.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 1:32:17 AM PDT by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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bump


18 posted on 04/29/2011 1:51:41 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: fight_truth_decay
The critics savaged it and yet everyone who sent a revew into us loved it.

That's because a large proportion of the the people sending in reviews are Rand cultists.

19 posted on 04/29/2011 2:23:23 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: tcrlaf; mmercier; Ethan Clive Osgoode
I read “Anthem” when it was an assignment for my high school English class over a decade ago. Of all the dystopian sci-fi novels I've read about a oppressive future society (Brave New World, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, etc.) hers was easily the worse with one-dimensional characters, boring writing, forgettable scenes, and a predictable ending. Having gotten a taste of Rand's so-called “groundbreaking” work, I have no desire to any more of her “masterpieces”.
20 posted on 04/29/2011 2:37:02 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: tcrlaf; mmercier; Ethan Clive Osgoode
I read “Anthem” when it was an assignment for my high school English class over a decade ago. Of all the dystopian sci-fi novels I've read about a oppressive future society (Brave New World, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, etc.) hers was easily the worst — with one-dimensional characters, boring writing, forgettable scenes, and a predictable ending. Having gotten a taste of Rand's so-called “groundbreaking” work, I have no desire to read any more of her “masterpieces”.
21 posted on 04/29/2011 2:39:00 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC are refusing to broadcast 15-second “Atlas” spots. What’s that about?"

Not sure what it's about. Nobody watches them anyway so it saved them some money.

22 posted on 04/29/2011 2:49:57 AM PDT by DeaconRed (O The carnival barker said: "We don't have time for This silliness" I agree Impeach 0 Now)
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To: sten

In N. Korea they are called “Minders” same thing.


23 posted on 04/29/2011 3:08:03 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: mmercier

“I desire an original “Blade Runner”.”

Your desire confuses me. Do androids dream of electric sheep?


24 posted on 04/29/2011 3:47:44 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: sten

just goes to show the ‘gate keepers’ are progressives and they are doing everything they can to keep anything like Atlas Shrugged from getting to the public

*************************

You are absolutely correct.

Buchanan was pilloried by the voodoo Republicans when he said that the nation is involved in a culture war. However, he could not have been more correct in that declaration. The weapon used to invade our homes, strip our property, reduce our liberty and now even loot our medicine cabinets is indeed the choke hold on our culture, and we are indeed facing nothing less than a war in the full press cultural attack from the left.

Our principal problem is our own submission to the left, and their knowing quisling allies among the voodoo Republicans. Recognize them as the malignant enemies that they are, and resist them. They are our enemy, and this is a war.

There is -nothing- they will not take away from us if we yield that power to them, and that power is yielded at the cultural level first, and then the laws reflect the culture.

“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be
much easier to deal with.”
(Ayn Rand, ‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957)


25 posted on 04/29/2011 4:10:13 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Call your local theater and tell them you'd like to know when they've got Atlas Shrugged scheduled. Theater owners like to make money. If enough people ask, the owners will bring it in.
26 posted on 04/29/2011 4:14:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I am going tomorrow afternoon, it is playing in Freeport, IL at the Lindo Theater!


27 posted on 04/29/2011 4:25:15 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Publius

ping


28 posted on 04/29/2011 4:28:29 AM PDT 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: fieldmarshaldj

“Meanwhile, ads for “Freddie Gets Fingered: 3-D” run non-stop on PMSNBC and CNN...”

That’s because they think the movie is about homosexuals.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 4:28:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: BillyBoy
Having gotten a taste of Rand's so-called “groundbreaking” work, I have no desire to read any more of her “masterpieces”.

It's your loss. Too bad for you that your teacher didn't ask you to read The Fountainhead or We the Living instead. Or if you prefer non-fiction, there is The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution.

30 posted on 04/29/2011 4:32:52 AM PDT 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: BillyBoy

My children read “Anthem” in high school & although I loved her novels
I thought “Anthem” was horrendous. “We the Lining” wasn’t as preachy or near as long as “Atlas Shrugged” & would probably have wider appeal but is out shadowed by her other works.


31 posted on 04/29/2011 4:33:53 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian
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To: BillyBoy
Having gotten a taste of Rand's so-called “groundbreaking” work, I have no desire to any more of her “masterpieces

You lost the intellectual "right" to criticize her work, by not reading "The Fountainhead", "We The Living" and "Atlas Shrugged".

Why trumpet your ignorance? It's not something to be proud of. "Gee, I got bored after reading the first three article of the Consitiution, so I stopped, but I still have a strong opinion on the 2nd and 9th amendments". How does that sound?

32 posted on 04/29/2011 4:48:43 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: fight_truth_decay

It really is time to go Galt.


33 posted on 04/29/2011 4:55:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: sten

The gate keepers are communists. The government and the media are overrun with them.


34 posted on 04/29/2011 4:58:55 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: fight_truth_decay

With the liberals, it’s always all-out war. They can’t even accept a movie.


35 posted on 04/29/2011 5:12:30 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA
This is amazing. Ayn Rand was, among many other things, an atheist who who feuded with William Buckley and disliked Ronald Reagan. She believed in something called “Objectivism.” Whether she would qualify as a conservative as it's defined now is debatable. You would think that the MSM would be ambivalent or perhaps indifferent.

I haven't seen the film so I don't know the quality of it. I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD.

36 posted on 04/29/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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Whether she would qualify as a conservative as it's defined now is debatable.

Yes, it is -- and has always been debated hotly. But she was pro-capitalist, pro-hard-money, pro-individualist and pro-freedom. Any one of those, let alone all of them together, would have been enough to get her works banned from the liberal media.

37 posted on 04/29/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by BfloGuy
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To: Clintonfatigued; Publius; BillyBoy; sickoflibs

Liberals hate her guts, I know that.

Just a minute ago I read a liberal comment calling a young lady who works for the Goldwater institute a “Dagny Taggert wannabee” meant as an insult of course.


38 posted on 04/29/2011 5:49:36 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: BillyBoy
Ayn does have a way of either being loved or hated. She turns many people off with her writing style.

I thought Anthem sucked beans too.

Amazing to consider that she learned English as a second language and produced such work.

39 posted on 04/29/2011 6:01:59 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: PoplarBluffian

If the producers can get this out to DVD and Blu-Ray in the next few months with a $20 to $25 price, they’ll sell a ton of them and easily make up the balance of the production costs. A good angle for them to pursue would be an Amazon.com only sales channel, as Amazon has shown time and again they are about free and unfettered markets and against government intrusion into the operations of their business. I’d recommend they cut the Hollywood establishment, including the normal distribution channels out of the release on the basis that they didn’t support it in the theaters so why should they profit from the DVD sales.


40 posted on 04/29/2011 6:10:30 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: fight_truth_decay
"Most surprising, though, was the revelation CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC are refusing to broadcast 15-second “Atlas” spots. What’s that abou"

But.., but..., why? All the professional reviewers told us how bad it was...not to waste our time seeing it. Why, oh why, would they refuse to take the producers money to run ads on their cash-strapped, low ratings networks? They did warn us that really cool people won't watch it.(sarcasm)

41 posted on 04/29/2011 6:21:57 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Perdogg; unkus

Anything that isn’t 100% part of “group thought” and “group speak” is to be assailed or ignored.


42 posted on 04/29/2011 6:23:35 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

MSM refusing to air ads for a movie is nothing.

Just wait until the networks refuse to air conservative ads for the 2012 election.


43 posted on 04/29/2011 6:48:07 AM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I would not have a clue if it is offered in my area; it must be two years since I’ve stopped on the movies page to see what’s playing where.


44 posted on 04/29/2011 7:05:28 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Bobalu
Just wait until the networks refuse to air conservative ads for the 2012 election.

And then the network "news" fails to cover that story.

45 posted on 04/29/2011 7:13:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Impy
Liberals hate her guts,

Yet Satanists really like her.

46 posted on 04/29/2011 7:54:08 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: jersey117
It really is time to go Galt.

Maybe it would be a good thing if all the Randians went off into the desert.

47 posted on 04/29/2011 7:57:08 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: mmercier

Nice


48 posted on 04/29/2011 7:58:51 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Peet
“Your desire confuses me”

Me too.

The heart wants what the heart wants. I have not obtained a copy yet because the difference between a want and a need is apparent to me.

If this message could be instilled into my wife things would be better for me.

49 posted on 04/29/2011 7:59:48 AM PDT by mmercier (blue as blue can be)
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To: BillyBoy

To say Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is not a good as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is kind of like saying C.S. Lewis’ Narnia is not as good as J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings; that Mickey Mantle wasn’t as good as Babe Ruth; or, that Farah Fawcett was not as beautiful as Whitney Houston. It’s not bad to win the silver medal. But, since we’re really talking about the movie adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, a better comparison would be Part 1 to the movies 1984 and Brazil.

BTW My own favorite writer in the genre of dystopian future is Robert Heinlein.


50 posted on 04/29/2011 8:02:27 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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