Skip to comments.Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 to be filmed (out fall 2012)
Posted on 06/08/2011 10:57:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II in theaters fall 2012
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
>>It’s official: Atlas Shrugged Part 2 is headed to theaters. Target: Fall 2012. Who is John Galt?
Excellent news. I really liked the first part.
Really? That’s excellent news. I didn’t think he was going to do the 2nd after the first lost money.
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.
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.”
It’s 64 hours and yes the Galt speech can drag etc but you will be entertained!
I’m thrilled to hear this! I thought the left was saying no one saw it or cared to see Part II....
Anyone know when the DVD is supposed to be released? Thanks in advance.
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
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.”
(a ready-made market :)
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.
Yes, It is!
The timing is good... just before the elections.
Revenge...Is dish, best served cold.
GO! SARAH! GO! ....take that Rollins.
Excellent! But whomever plays Dagny needs to be a bit more alpha.
Yes, and you're on it.
My guess is that it will be Taylor Schilling again.
Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” is now a top classic film, but was initially a financial disappointment.
Good news for those of us who liked Part 1.
Cool,thank you for the ping...
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.
Reading the book for second time after forty years. Still great and I loved the movie.
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
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
"I"m Proud of My Eagle Scout"
"01-20-2013 The End of An Error"
"Who Is John Gault?"
thanks! 8^) ...
This is great.
I hope it doesn’t really read “Gault” - if so, demand your money back from the bumper sticker salesman. :)
Read “we the living and fountainhead.” She is something else. BTW the movie will come out right before the presidential election.
Great news but I’m still waiting for Part 1 to open in Canada :-(
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.
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?
Terrific! Looking GOOD!
have looked all around online, no word yet but I’m sure eventually. Hopefully sometimes this yr.
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 dAnconia, Ragnar Donashield et al.
Thanks for the Ping
“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.
“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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
At least you didn’t write, “It’s all my falt.”
I’m waiting for Part 1 to come out on DVD. It didn’t play locally.