Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE:‘Atlas Shrugged’Producers Intend to Complete Trilogy; CNN & MSNBC Reject Their Ads
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 were being told there will be no trilogy and in another were 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. Whats that about?
Im 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 were up against, Aglialoro wrote in an email. Theyre 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, Ive 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 Ive 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 didnt. You dont see a lot of movies like that. So, for those of you who loved it
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Meanwhile, ads for “Freddie Gets Fingered: 3-D” run non-stop on PMSNBC and CNN...
Every one who has not already should read Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead... We the Living and Anthem, later... IMO
or First edition first printing:£ 4301.05
Actually, you should read “We The Living” first. It helps understand how her later viewpoints came about.
They should advertise on Glenn Beck’s show instead of 5 different gold dealers.
How long have you been waiting to use that ? ;-D
Oh man, sorry about the double post everybody. Opera farted a few seconds ago.
Double post in error.
Don’t sweat it, Tone.
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.
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”.
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.
Both are handy when trying to explain how "economic fairness" leads to slavery.
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.
That's because a large proportion of the the people sending in reviews are Rand cultists.
Not sure what it's about. Nobody watches them anyway so it saved them some money.
In N. Korea they are called “Minders” same thing.
“I desire an original Blade Runner.”
Your desire confuses me. Do androids dream of electric sheep?
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)
I am going tomorrow afternoon, it is playing in Freeport, IL at the Lindo Theater!
“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.
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.
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.
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?
It really is time to go Galt.
The gate keepers are communists. The government and the media are overrun with them.
With the liberals, it’s always all-out war. They can’t even accept a movie.
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.
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.
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.
I thought Anthem sucked beans too.
Amazing to consider that she learned English as a second language and produced such work.
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.
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)
Anything that isn’t 100% part of “group thought” and “group speak” is to be assailed or ignored.
MSM refusing to air ads for a movie is nothing.
Just wait until the networks refuse to air conservative ads for the 2012 election.
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.
And then the network "news" fails to cover that story.
Yet Satanists really like her.
Maybe it would be a good thing if all the Randians went off into the desert.
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.
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.