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Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 to be filmed (out fall 2012)
Atlas Shrugged Pt 2 ^ | 6/8/11 | Atlas Shrugged Pt 2

Posted on 06/08/2011 10:57:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II in theaters fall 2012


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; aynrand; movie; part2
The original plan was for pt 2 to come out 4/15/12, and pt 3 on 4/15/13. Well, at least pt 2 WILL come out, even if it's 5-6 months later than planned. More info at Support Atlas Shrugged Movie facebook group and elsewhere.

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1 posted on 06/08/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

If you’re on Facebook and perhaps even if you aren’t (not sure if non-FB members can see), look for Atlas Shrugged: The Movie group and Support Atlas Shrugged: The Movie group

http://www.facebook.com/AtlasShruggedMovie/posts/109597682463894

>>It’s official: Atlas Shrugged Part 2 is headed to theaters. Target: Fall 2012. Who is John Galt?


2 posted on 06/08/2011 10:59:36 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

Excellent news. I really liked the first part.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 11:00:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: raccoonradio

Really? That’s excellent news. I didn’t think he was going to do the 2nd after the first lost money.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 11:00:35 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ClearCase_guy

As did I; first showing of first day (at a theatre thankfully only one town away from where I live). Buying the DVD of Pt 1 when it comes out.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 11:00:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: RIghtwardHo

It may do a little better via video sales, but I know what you mean. Critics and the MSM did all they could to derail
the Taggart Comet...

“...bring the Comet in...on time.”
“Yes, Miss Taggart.”


Say you have no time to read the whole book? Consider the audiobook. Listen at work or on way to work. Or, at the beach. There are some companies out there like audible,
which I belong to; they had a gold plan where you get one credit a month for $14.95. You can use it on Atlas Shrugged.
You could even do their “trial subscription” and use your
free audiobook (often offered when you buy an mp3 player)
on Atlas Shrugged.

It’s 64 hours and yes the Galt speech can drag etc but you will be entertained!


6 posted on 06/08/2011 11:04:28 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m thrilled to hear this! I thought the left was saying no one saw it or cared to see Part II....


7 posted on 06/08/2011 11:08:59 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: raccoonradio

Anyone know when the DVD is supposed to be released? Thanks in advance.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 11:17:54 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I had people on Facebook “liking” articles someone else put up about how the movie wasn’t making much money. I said to them, “have you actually read the book or seen the movie?” I also said that while liberals would object to Rand putting down big-statism, she also was arguing for individual liberties, and the rights of creative artists not to be interfered with (oh, that book you wrote? Under the Equalization of Opportunity Act, it will be limited to 10,000 copies.) And that Rand was a success story who came to America from Soviet Russia and embraced our freedom and
capitalism.

She is anti-racist, anti-Nazi, anti-socialist—and when I
told a woman about Dagny Taggart’s character, via email,
she said, “I hadn’t really heard much about the book or Ayn Rand, but you make it sound like this character is a strong
woman who won’t be domineered. I’m interested.”


9 posted on 06/08/2011 11:17:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio
good news.....
Is there a Ping List?

10 posted on 06/08/2011 11:22:31 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: skinkinthegrass

GREAT NEWS!


11 posted on 06/08/2011 11:24:01 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: raccoonradio
Buying the DVD of Pt 1 when it comes out.

...same here.
(a ready-made market :)


12 posted on 06/08/2011 11:26:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: raccoonradio

I am soo glad to see this!

First the critics here at FR said that they didn’t spend enough money on the film, it just couldn’t be good.

Then, it was the movie didn’t make enough money, Part 1 will be the only part made.

HA! I am sooooooo glad to see this.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Bush_Democrat
GREAT NEWS!

Yes, It is!


14 posted on 06/08/2011 11:29:03 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: raccoonradio

The timing is good... just before the elections.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 11:29:21 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: TruthConquers
First the critics here at FR said that they didn’t
spend enough money on the film, it just couldn’t be good.

Revenge...Is dish, best served cold.
GO! SARAH! GO! ....take that Rollins.


16 posted on 06/08/2011 11:34:50 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: raccoonradio

Excellent! But whomever plays Dagny needs to be a bit more alpha.


17 posted on 06/08/2011 11:43:24 AM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Is there a Ping List?

Yes, and you're on it.

PING!

18 posted on 06/08/2011 11:50:58 AM PDT by FreeKeys ("The evidence that Obama's true agenda is to weaken the country he 'rules' is stacking up."-N.Boortz)
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To: Monitor

My guess is that it will be Taylor Schilling again.


19 posted on 06/08/2011 11:51:36 AM PDT by RainMan
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To: Dagny Taggart; Hank Rearden; Wyatt's Torch; dAnconia; Ragnar Danneskjold; OwenKellogg; ...
ping


20 posted on 06/08/2011 11:54:48 AM PDT by FreeKeys ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” is now a top classic film, but was initially a financial disappointment.
/trivia


21 posted on 06/08/2011 12:00:44 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good. Don't post and drive!)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Aggie Mama; alarm rider; alexander_busek; AlligatorEyes; AmericanGirlRising; ...

Good news for those of us who liked Part 1.


22 posted on 06/08/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT by Publius
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To: FreeKeys

Cool,thank you for the ping...


23 posted on 06/08/2011 12:10:50 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: raccoonradio

It needs to be out BEFORE elections! Sept at the latest...

It will wake up another layer of voters as to what is happening in this country.


24 posted on 06/08/2011 12:18:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (.WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: maine-iac7

Reading the book for second time after forty years. Still great and I loved the movie.


25 posted on 06/08/2011 12:20:49 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: raccoonradio

So a bunch of people who know nothing about the book or Rand herself, joined on Facebook to denounce her? Liberals never cease to amaze me


26 posted on 06/08/2011 12:24:01 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: DWC
We have threads from our FReeper Book Club on Atlas Shrugged that might help you.

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

27 posted on 06/08/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by Publius
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To: raccoonradio
My Prius has three bumper stickers on it:

"I"m Proud of My Eagle Scout"

"01-20-2013 The End of An Error"

And

"Who Is John Gault?"

28 posted on 06/08/2011 12:43:36 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: FreeKeys
Is there a Ping List?
Yes, and you're on it.

thanks! 8^) ...


29 posted on 06/08/2011 12:44:41 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: FreeKeys
:(not a surprise) danggit!.....
all the good FR names were "taken", when I signed-up in '03.

30 posted on 06/08/2011 12:50:20 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: raccoonradio

Awesome!


31 posted on 06/08/2011 1:42:32 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Free Lazamataz! One per guest!)
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To: raccoonradio

This is great.


32 posted on 06/08/2011 2:06:59 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Redleg Duke

I hope it doesn’t really read “Gault” - if so, demand your money back from the bumper sticker salesman. :)

NFP


33 posted on 06/08/2011 2:13:01 PM PDT by Notforprophet
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To: FreeKeys; Jim Robinson; All
JimRob, Sheila and Mama_Bear, "Going Galt" at a Tea Party Rally in Fresno.


34 posted on 06/08/2011 2:15:24 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ("Sorry looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.")
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To: Publius

Read “we the living and fountainhead.” She is something else. BTW the movie will come out right before the presidential election.


35 posted on 06/08/2011 2:27:35 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: raccoonradio

Great news but I’m still waiting for Part 1 to open in Canada :-(


36 posted on 06/08/2011 3:35:47 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- mission accomplished)
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To: raccoonradio
Good news regarding Part II. I see on Box Office Mojo that Part I was only in theaters for 35 days. In that time, it pulled in a bit less than $5,000,000. If I were their accountant, I suppose I would say that's not so good. But I'm hoping they will make up a lot of the cost of the movie on dvd sales.

For a rogue movie, with no big names or backers, they did OK. In any event, I'm glad they are going forward with Part II.

37 posted on 06/08/2011 5:27:34 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: raccoonradio

Excellent news. I really enjoyed part 1, and I’m anxious for it to come out on DVD. Anybody heard of a DVD release date?


38 posted on 06/08/2011 5:42:42 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Mama_Bear

Terrific! Looking GOOD!


39 posted on 06/08/2011 5:56:43 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("It certainly takes a lot of brass to keep repeating fallacies that were refuted long ago." - Sowell)
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To: Ramius

have looked all around online, no word yet but I’m sure eventually. Hopefully sometimes this yr.


40 posted on 06/08/2011 10:57:18 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Publius

Someone once said that we have to learn lessons the hard way or it has no real meaning.

After New York and the rest of the US (as well as the rest of the world) shut down, those in Galt’s Gulch had to wait for people to become self reliant again. They had to learn that there was nobody to come and rescue them from the bad guys. They had to do it themselves

They had to relearn what we as a nation slowly forgot over 200 plus years. Then some people would pick up where our country started from in the first place. Then the men and women in Galt’s Gulch could come out of hiding and organize those that learned the lesson and could be trusted to be self reliant and not rely on government.

20 to 40 years sound like a good enough time for that process to take place. 10 years is not long enough. 20 years and people will have started to develop a longing for freedom and liberty (Egoism).

I think it will require 40 years to shake the bitterness of the past and adapt a more positive forward thinking way of life. Those that fail, die. Those that adapt and are successful will be the new John Galt, Dagney Tagert, Howard Roark, Hank Rearden, James Wyatt, Francisco d’Anconia, Ragnar Donashield et al.


41 posted on 06/08/2011 11:25:56 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: FreeKeys

Thanks for the Ping


42 posted on 06/09/2011 4:12:54 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: raccoonradio

“Consider the audiobook.”

This may seem like a stupid question. I’ve limited experience with audiobooks, but in all cases, they were straight narration by a single voice. I’m curious whether the Atlas Shrugged version is “play-acted” i.e., different voices for different characters etc.

I don’t know that it’s unique to AS, but on the printed page, quotation marks and paragraph splits aid the reader in figuring out who is doing the talking at any given moment. But if a single narrator is talking on tape, identifying when the conversation has shifted from one character to another may be less readily apparent. For a 1,000 page book, I would think a “play-acted” version would be easier to follow and less likely to feel boring. Listening to the same voice for 64 hours—no matter how gifted the narrator—could tend to be monotonous.


43 posted on 06/09/2011 4:45:09 AM PDT by DrC
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To: DWC

“BTW the movie will come out right before the presidential election.”

Since by that time we may have entered Obama’s double-dip recession, that may help amplify perceptions that we’re on the wrong track entirely and that things won’t turn around until/unless we remove Obozo from office. I think it’s terrific timing, so I hope it doesn’t get delayed any further.


44 posted on 06/09/2011 4:48:49 AM PDT by DrC
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To: DrC; All

No, it’s single narrator. The version I have is by Scott Brick and it’s not bad though there’s also an abridged version by Edward Hermann (heard part of it at library) and his voice wasn’t as good. Brick varies his voice and adopts a softer tone for female characters like Dagny and Mrs. Rearden.
So it isn’t play acted by diff. voices, other than the same
narrator doing variations. And yes, sometimes it may be tough to know what’s being talked about in terms of “quotes” from characters but usually a skilled narrator can make it understandable.

Audiobook narrators can be good, middling, or awful. I will say that I have 2 audiobooks by Howie Carr, a Boston-based conservative talk host who has written about mobsters like Whitey Bulger and
Johnny Martorano. The book on Bulger (Brothers Bulger) was narrated by Michael Pritchard, not too bad. The other one, Hitman, was narrated by Keith (somebody) who had a raspy “tough guy” voice and it wasn’t as good. It worked when he was quoting gangsters (”I killed the rat.”) but not when quoting a refined-voice politician like Billy Bulger.

Here’s a small sample of the Scott Brick Atlas Shrugged.

http://raccoonradio.freehostia.com/Air/AtlasShruggedSample1.mp3

Three minutes; first minute is the start, when Eddie Willers encounters a bum on the street. Then it jumps to a couple chapters ahead, where Hank Rearden is at his home
and his moonbat brother Phillip, who is raising money for a “progressive” charity, is awarded $10,000 by Hank—yet Phillip demands that Hank give it to him in cash, as
“Friends of Global Progress is a very progressive group”
and they wouldn’t want to be associated with a steel magnate
corporate fatcat like Hank.

(Some people have put audio clips from Atlas Shrugged on YouTube but I think it’s the other version, not the Brick one)


45 posted on 06/09/2011 7:02:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Notforprophet
"I hope it doesn’t really read “Gault” - if so, demand your money back from the bumper sticker salesman."

NO I MADE A MISTAKE IN SPELLING!

IT WAS ALL MY FAULT!

Are you satisfied now, or would you like to continue picking fly shit out of the pepper shaker?

Some people need to get a life!

46 posted on 06/09/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: raccoonradio

Thanks so much for such a thorough reply. Having heard the clip I “see” how a good narrator handles the transitions. I’ve already read the book twice, but may want to read it once again before Part 2 comes out and an audiobook might be an easier way to absorb it.


47 posted on 06/09/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Redleg Duke

At least you didn’t write, “It’s all my falt.”


48 posted on 06/09/2011 1:53:07 PM PDT by Misterioso (A liberal is a communist, but too stupid to realize it.)
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btrl


49 posted on 06/10/2011 7:57:50 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m waiting for Part 1 to come out on DVD. It didn’t play locally.


50 posted on 06/14/2011 1:58:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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