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  • John Boehner: Big Oil to pay 'Fair Share'

    04/26/2011 8:08:42 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 155 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/25/2011 | Darren Goode
    House Speaker John Boehner says he’s open to calls from the White House to curb some of the $4 billion in oil and gas subsidies and tax incentives, as Washington continues to feel the heat over high gas prices. Oil and gas producers are “gonna pay their fair share in taxes and they should,” Boehner told ABC News. Continue Reading Text Size -+reset Listen VIDEO: Boehner on oil subsidies POLITICO 44 Latest on POLITICO Blago trial may be moved for Oprah VIDEO: POLITICO Playback Clyburn urges 'compassion' Playbook: 'An insurgent campaign' Brewer: Birther fight is destructive Poll: Gas prices costing...
  • Box Office: 'Atlas Shrugged' collapses, even without a NY Times review

    04/26/2011 12:48:34 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 114 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 26, 2011 | Lou Lumenick
    My esteemed colleague Kyle Smith may not qualify as a box-office Nostradamus ("I smell a hit,'' he once wrote of "An American Carol'') but he was certainly on the mark in predicting that "Atlas Shrugged -- Part One'' would flop in his Sunday column a couple of weeks ago. After a middling performance during its opening weekend that was hyped in some quarters (i.e., The Hollywood Reporter), the per-screen average for this amateurish Ayn Rand adaptation (even Kyle could only muster 2.5 stars' worth of enthusiam for the movie, though he liked its message) plunged to an alarming $1,890 from...
  • Atlas Is Shrugging

    04/25/2011 10:37:52 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 19 replies
    A cool trailer made by FreedomWorks, connecting it to today with Obama and the usual suspects.The movie opened with 299 theaters; now it's at 465. Go see it, take your family!ATLAS SHRUGGED TRAILER
  • What Have the Tea Party and the Church of Satan Got in Common? Answer: the Sinister Ayn Rand

    04/24/2011 10:07:56 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 106 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 24th, 2011 | Tim Stanley
    Ayn Rand is recapturing the hearts of American conservatives. The Cold War writer’s individualist philosophy is back in fashion among the Republican faithful. Her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged has just been released as a movie and while critics call it slow and two-dimensional, Tea Partiers are queuing around the block to see it. Something about Rand’s take-no-prisoners prose strikes a chord with people exasperated by Obama’s tax-and-spend liberalism and desperate for a road-map to liberty. But Ayn Rand is not a natural pin-up for American conservatives. Her individualism went beyond libertarianism. It was an exciting, revolutionary mix of greed, atheism,...
  • Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders

    04/24/2011 5:04:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 21, 2011 | PAUL BOND
    The power of Ayn Rand devotees has impressed some Hollywood distribution executives, who took note of the hefty $5,640 per-theater average scored by “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” during its opening weekend. “Shocking,” one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing, considering its “awful” marketing plan. Awful or not, business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month. They don’t have enough film prints to fill all the orders. “Things have turned for us,” Kaslow...
  • Want a Gov't Contract? Rumored Rule Changes May Require Polit. Donation Disclosure for Contractor

    04/23/2011 10:07:18 AM PDT · by bushwon · 18 replies
    belinga.com ^ | 04/21/2011 | Gary Cassady
    U.S. President Barack Obama is considering an executive order to mandate that all companies seeking government contracts first disclose any and all political donations. The rules would cover any donations made within two years of the contract application. The White House has advanced the argument that taxpayers have the right to know when contractors seeking government money are influencing the political process. Republicans aren't in agreement with the idea. "Let me be clear: No White House should be able to review your political party affiliation before deciding if you're worthy of a government contract," said Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate Minority...
  • 'Atlas' Movie Is Stirring But Overly Messianic

    04/23/2011 7:23:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2011 | John Andrews
    “To the Colorado renaissance.” That’s the oilman’s toast to the steelmaker and the railroad mogul in the new film version of “Atlas Shrugged.” As Ayn Rand’s epic novel of capitalism finally comes to the screen, more timely now than when she wrote it in 1957, my home state has a starring role. You never saw the aspens so golden, the individualism so heroic, the bureaucrats so villainous. Audiences applaud as the movie ends – with Ellis Wyatt having set his own oilfield on fire and gone off with the rebel messiah John Galt. His signboard of defiance to big government,...
  • NLRB dictates Boeing operational plans

    04/22/2011 7:14:12 PM PDT · by bushwon · 26 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 04/21/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I’ve heard plenty of people dismiss Atlas Shrugged (the book as well as the movie) as overwrought, contrived paranoia about the regulatory state. The government can’t run companies through its regulatory system, critics scoff, no matter what a Russian ex-patriate thought more than 50 years ago. No one is marching into manufacturers in the US and telling the Hank Reardons of the world what they can build and where. Of course not: In 2009 Boeing announced plans to build a new plant to meet demand for its new 787 Dreamliner. Though its union contract didn’t require it, Boeing executives negotiated...
  • Conservative movie ATLAS SHRUGGED playing in limited theaters in VA

    04/22/2011 6:03:22 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 37 replies
    We need more screens in VA....no SWVA locations have the movie, yet..... Virginia Alexandria AMC Hoffman Center 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 Arlington Regal Ballston Common 12 671 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203 Fairfax Rave Motion Pictures Fairfax Corner 14 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA 22030 Midlothian Regal Commonwealth Center 20 & IMAX 5001 Commonwealth Center Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112 Richmond Bow Tie Movieland at Boulevard Square-Richmond 1301 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230 Cinebistro at Stony Point Fashion Park 9200 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA, 23235
  • Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders

    04/21/2011 10:32:04 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 21, 2011 | Paul Bond
    The power of Ayn Rand devotees has impressed some Hollywood distribution executives, who took note of the hefty $5,640 per-theater average scored by “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” during its opening weekend. “Shocking,” one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing, considering its “awful” marketing plan. Awful or not, business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month. They don’t have enough film prints to fill all the orders. “Things have turned for us,” Kaslow...
  • "Atlas Shrugged" box office success stuns liberal Hollywood

    04/21/2011 6:14:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-21-11 or 4-29-11 | Bill Kelly
    CHICAGO, April 29, 2011 — By current Hollywood standards, it is a movie that should never have been made. Imagine this story pitch to progressive movie execs: "we have a female heroine, genius entrepreneurs disappearing, and a government conspiring to control its people and their creations. In short, a powerfully persuasive anti-government message." Not exactly “Iron Man 3” is it? Yet, despite (or because of) Hollywood’s best efforts to keep the movie down, “Atlas” is racking up dollar signs at the box office. With a hearty $5640 per theater in its opening weekend, “Atlas Shrugged,” based on the influential Ayn...
  • Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders

    04/20/2011 6:28:45 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4/20/11 | PAUL BOND
    The power of Ayn Rand devotees has impressed some Hollywood distribution executives, who took note of the hefty $5,640 per-theater average scored by “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” during its opening weekend. “Shocking,” one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing, considering its “awful” marketing plan.
  • How 'Atlas Shrugged' Shocked Hollywood's Marketing Machine

    04/20/2011 6:29:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 108 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 20, 2011 | by Paul Bond
    Despite its "awful" marketing plan, as one distribution exec calls it, the movie earned a $5,640 per-theater average opening: "Things have turned for us," producer Harmon Kaslow tells THR. "Shocking," one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing considering its "awful" marketing plan. Awful or not, business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month, they told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. The two said they fielded 500 inquiries from theater bookers Monday but...
  • Atlas Shrugged. Did Anyone Notice?

    04/19/2011 10:53:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 128 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/19/2011 | Bill Frezza
    The movie does a serviceable job of laying out Ayn Rand's essential message. It took half a century but Atlas Shrugged: The Movie (Part 1) finally clawed its way into limited release this past weekend on several hundred screens across the country. Given the press blackout, if you weren't on the mailing list you probably missed it. If you did sign up for the mailing list you've undoubtedly been forced to install a spam filter to protect your inbox from carpet bombing. Rest easy, true believers, the movie does a serviceable job of laying out a CliffsNotes version of Ayn...
  • The Continued Relevance of Rand's Villains (Atlas Shrugged)

    04/19/2011 6:27:19 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | April 19, 2011 | J. Patrick Rhamey Jr.
    On Saturday, my parents called to report they had driven an hour into Reno, Nevada, to see Paul Johansson's adaptation of Atlas Shrugged. Despite the film's strongly negative reviews, the theater was full. Curiously, this scene was true across the nation this weekend, as the film brought in more than 1.6 million despite only opening in 300 theaters: an average of $5,600 per theater, leaving it behind only the heavily advertised films Rio and Scream 4. Unfortunately, the quality of this adaptation is representative of its low budget and brief production time. The film meticulously retains the original plot of...
  • DOWNHILL ONLY ... Mark Steyn

    04/19/2011 4:00:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Apr 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Wandering round this great republic predicting the apocalypse, I’m often asked by audience members why it is I’m being quite so overwrought if not an hysterical old queen about the whole business. After all, President Obama’s now-forgotten “Deficit Commission” produced a report melodramatically emblazoned “The Moment of Truth” and proposing such convulsive course corrections as raising the age of Social Security eligibility to 69.</p>
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED

    04/18/2011 6:41:10 AM PDT · by cgchief · 26 replies
    I'm sure it won't be reported by the mainstream media, but does anyone have an idea on how Atlas Shrugged did at the box office this weekend?
  • 'Atlas Shrugged: Part I' Derails?

    04/18/2011 5:56:00 PM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 33 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | April 17, 2011 | Brandon Gray
    Atlas Shrugged: Part I was the top-grossing limited release of the weekend, generating an estimated $1.7 million at 300 single-screen locations. For a pure independent release, Atlas Shrugged: Part I's opening was fine. But for the first-ever adaptation of Ayn Rand's influential mega-selling 1957 novel that had far more media hype than any other independent movie could dream of, it was disappointing. There aren't many direct comparisons, because it's rare that an adaptation of such a famous book gets such a modest release. Atlas Shrugged: Part I opened higher than recent limited Christian movies The Grace Card and To Save...
  • Atlas Shrugged The Movie--Time to Expand

    04/18/2011 6:46:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 62 replies
    A Shrugged Facebook ^ | 4/18/11 | A.S. Part 1
    THANK YOU. After an incredible opening weekend, it would appear it's time to expand. In only 300 theaters, Atlas Shrugged made 1.67 million dollars averaging $5,590 - 3rd only to Rio and Scream 4 in averages. Atlas Shrugged Movie = Free Market Working. Spread the word. This is our moment. Here we come.
  • iPad of Evil: Jesse Jackson Jr.’s War on Wealth Creation

    04/17/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 13 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 17, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Atlas Shrugged Part I hit movie theaters this weekend. While entertaining and provocative, there were times when the film seemed a bit preachy, and the characters a tad exaggerated. In particular, there's a scene where steel magnate Hank Rearden is engaging a government bureaucrat from the State Science Institute. Rearden has developed a new metal, lighter and tougher than steel, which has tremendous applications. Rather than congratulate him, the G-man is there to deliver a reprimand for overproduction. Flabbergasted, Rearden asks a simple question. "Is Rearden Metel good or not?" The question is irrelevent. If Rearden Metal is not good,...
  • Atlas Shrugged Movie Boosts Book to #4 on Amazon Bestseller List

    04/17/2011 9:43:01 AM PDT · by RonDog · 103 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | April 17, 2011 | MARC E. BABEJ
    Here’s a marketing question I thought I’d never ask: Would you think that a critically panned, low-budget movie, with a virtually unknown director and cast, could catapult a more than 50 year-old book near the top of the Amazon bestseller list? Well, exactly that appears to be happening with the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
  • Will Conservatives Make ‘Atlas Shrugged’ A Hit?

    04/16/2011 10:47:22 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2011 | Anthony Kaufman
    After more than 50 years, Ayn Rand’s seminal novel and ode to free market capitalism “Atlas Shrugged” is finally hitting the big screen this weekend, in the first of a planned trilogy of movies. Independently produced and distributed by entrepreneur John Aglialoro, chairman of UM Holdings Inc, the film “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1″ was budgeted under $10 million and includes a cast of little-known actors (newcomer Taylor Schilling stars as the powerful female industrialist Dagny Taggart). At one time, Algialoro, who optioned the book’s rights 18 years ago, had struck up a partnership with Lionsgate Films to make a version...
  • Ayn Rand rising as Tax Day, ideologies converge in U.S.

    04/16/2011 10:11:59 AM PDT · by Crush · 13 replies
    The US Report ^ | 15 April 2011 | Kay Day
    Ayn Rand died 29 years ago, yet her legacy thrives. A film based on her most well-known novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ premieres on April 15, traditionally known as Tax Day in the U.S. Perhaps because of the film premiere or perhaps because of the current political climate, Rand is being discussed, debated and in some instances, despised all over again. Gone missing from commentary on RandI noted comments on a left-leaning message board where someone had posted a link to an article at The US Report about a billboard many people see on I-95 as they drive south. The billboard asks...
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED, PART 1: a SPECTACULAR movie and the most elegant adaptation

    04/16/2011 6:55:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    theknightshift.blogspot.com ^ | April 15, 2011 | Christopher Knight
    Six nights ago I was sitting in a theater in Asheville, North Carolina during ActionFest for a midnight screening of Hobo With A Shotgun, with a mostly male audience that didn't quite fill all the seats in the house. A short while ago, I came back from the one theater in Greensboro, North Carolina that's showing Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 on its opening day, and I saw it with a MUCH bigger audience: this one made up of men and women and boy and girls of all ages... who sat in utter silence during the hour and 45 minutes that...
  • Atlas Dined: An Ayn Rand Spoof

    04/16/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT · by Huck · 25 replies
    me | Huck
    ATLAS DINED: An AYN RAND SPOOF By Huck Could I please have a glass of ice water? The server hurried off, somehow seeming annoyed that he had ordered ice water. Jack Caldwell didn't know why he had, why it summoned inside of him a strange emotion, not quite envy, but a nagging-- well, who had time to think of emotion? He had been longing for ice water all day; not out of need, but respect, for its clarity, its precision, and yet, he felt a certain contempt for it. Perhaps it was because its perfection was wasted on craven fools...
  • Why Atlas Shrugged Changes Lives

    04/16/2011 5:33:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 16, 2011 | Debi Ghate
    Whatever your response to the movie, know that there is no substitute for reading the Ayn Rand novel. (Also see: "Mr. Galt Goes to Washington.") Hearing about the new Atlas Shrugged movie, I thought back to my first encounter with Ayn Rand’s epic novel. When I read Atlas Shrugged, I was captivated. There were complicated romantic relationships, alliances and treachery, heroes who overcame obstacles, villains who tried to stop them, and an intriguing question that seemed to be behind it all: “Who is John Galt?” And yet, it was unlike anything I had ever read before. My response was far...
  • Just arrived home from seeing Atlas Shugged...LOVED IT!

    04/15/2011 11:13:51 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 32 replies
    Movie Review | April 15th, 2011 | Jenny Hatch
    Took my three teens to the 9:30 pm show in Boulder. Had a great conversation in the car on the way... On the way home 16 year old son said now he wanted to read the book....another great chat on the way home from the theatre. Thanks Movie Makers and Cast. We loved it! Jenny Hatch PS I gave the opening speech at the 1st Denver Tea Party and talked about Three Ways to go Galt. http://coloradoindependent.com/23026/ayn-rand-stars-at-denver-stimulus-tea-party-protest Huge Rand Fan!
  • I'm going to see Atlas Shrugged Pt.1 in Charlotte tonight! woohoo!

    04/15/2011 3:11:51 PM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 10 replies
    Yes.
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED- Freeper Reviews

    04/15/2011 1:31:44 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 328 replies · 1+ views
    Freepers | April 15, 2011 | RobFromGa
    Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Quick Review- 5 stars! Very faithful to Rand's ideas. I didn't feel like they skipped any major items... the back story with Francisco was hinted at and would have been too hard to develop completely. Casting was superb. Hank (Hooray!) and Lillian (Boo!)Rearden and Ellis Wyatt (!!!) were done perfectly as was Wesley Mouch and the other moochers and looters. Dagny was good but it took about ten minutes for me to completely buy her in the role. Pace was perfect... it kept moving at a fast speed, and I didn't want it to end. Cinematography...
  • Atlas Shrugged (1 star)

    04/14/2011 3:54:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 191 replies
    www.rogerebert.com ^ | 04/14/11 | Roger Ebert
    <p>I feel like my arm is all warmed up and I don’t have a game to pitch. I was primed to review "Atlas Shrugged." I figured it might provide a parable of Ayn Rand’s philosophy that I could discuss. For me, that philosophy reduces itself to: "I’m on board; pull up the lifeline." There are however people who take Ayn Rand even more seriously than comic-book fans take "Watchmen." I expect to receive learned and sarcastic lectures on the pathetic failings of my review.</p>
  • Shrug Off Some Of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged - Ayn's Too Much A Materialist

    04/15/2011 6:02:13 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 118 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 4/15/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    I am glad that Ayn Rand has been resurrected as of late, although, as an avowed atheist, she had no confidence in the afterlife, but rather, she bet everything on this earthly, materialistic life. Financial advisor Don Luskin, one of my favorites on Larry Kudlow's CNBC economy program, has written a beatifying piece on Ayn Rand in the Wall Street Journal, which exalts Rand to superheroine status, despite the fact that she was quite the unrepentant adulteress, pro death abortionist, God-denier, and ultra narcissist. Strangely enough, Ayn got her "big break" by working in the ancient movie King of Kings...
  • Roger Ebert gives 1 star to Atlas Shrugged: Part I

    04/14/2011 10:12:52 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 14, 2011 | Roger Ebert
    I feel like my arm is all warmed up and I don’t have a game to pitch. I was primed to review "Atlas Shrugged." I figured it might provide a parable of Ayn Rand’s philosophy that I could discuss. For me, that philosophy reduces itself to: "I’m on board; pull up the lifeline." There are however people who take Ayn Rand even more seriously than comic-book fans take "Watchmen." I expect to receive learned and sarcastic lectures on the pathetic failings of my review. And now I am faced with this movie, the most anticlimactic non-event since Geraldo Rivera broke...
  • Remembering the Real Ayn Rand

    04/14/2011 5:46:14 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/11 | DONALD L. LUSKIN
    Tomorrow's release of the movie version of "Atlas Shrugged" is focusing attention on Ayn Rand's 1957 opus and the free-market ideas it espouses. Book sales for "Atlas" have always been brisk—and all the more so in the past few years, as actual events have mirrored Rand's nightmare vision of economic collapse amid massive government expansion. Conservatives are now hailing Rand as a tea party Nostradamus, hence the timing of the movie's premiere on tax day. When Rand created the character of Wesley Mouch, it's as though she was anticipating Barney Frank (D., Mass). Mouch is the economic czar in "Atlas...
  • Are you a producer or a moocher? The battle between those who create and those who take.

    04/14/2011 7:13:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2011 | Marsha Enright and Gen LaGreca
    “Atlas Shrugged: Part I,” which opens April 15th, is a movie unlike any other. Based on Ayn Rand’s novel, it dramatizes the fundamental conflict gripping our world: the battle between those who create value and wealth through their own efforts (the producers) and those who seek them through force (the looters and moochers). With eerie accuracy, Rand’s novel depicted — in 1957 — the very struggle between these diametrical opposites that we’re witnessing today. This battle couldn’t be more important because the fate of civilization rests on the outcome. Since this conflict inescapably affects everyone, it’s crucial to know which...
  • Remembering the Real Ayn Rand

    04/13/2011 10:38:36 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 14, 2011 | DONALD L. LUSKIN
    Tomorrow's release of the movie version of "Atlas Shrugged" is focusing attention on Ayn Rand's 1957 opus and the free-market ideas it espouses. Book sales for "Atlas" have always been brisk—and all the more so in the past few years, as actual events have mirrored Rand's nightmare vision of economic collapse amid massive government expansion. Conservatives are now hailing Rand as a tea party Nostradamus, hence the timing of the movie's premiere on tax day. When Rand created the character of Wesley Mouch, it's as though she was anticipating Barney Frank (D., Mass). Mouch is the economic czar in "Atlas...
  • P.J. O’Rourke: Atlas Shrugged. And So Did I

    04/12/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/6/2011 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Atlas shrugged. And so did I. The movie version of Ayn Rand’s novel treats its source material with such formal, reverent ceremoniousness that the uninitiated will feel they’ve wandered without a guide into the midst of the elaborate and interminable rituals of some obscure exotic tribe. “Atlas Shrugged” presents other problems for a moviemaker. The book was published in 1957 and set in an America of the future. But time seems to have taken a U-turn, so that we’re back in a worse Great Depression with a more megalomaniacal business competition-loathing FDR-type administration. All sorts of things have been uninvented,...
  • "Atlas Shrugged," the movie

    04/11/2011 4:18:45 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 51 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/9/11 | Bruce Ramsey
    “Atlas Shrugged, Part I” comes to the big screen April 15. I’ve seen the picture on an advance DVD, and for fans of Ayn Rand--and she was one of the heroes of my youth--it is well worth seeing. They will like it, mostly. It is Rand’s world, and remains true to the book. The movie falls short of the book, but given what sort of book it is, and that the movie was financed by a fan, and done in a hurry by a less-experienced director with non-famous actors on a limited budget, it is a creditable effort. The novel...
  • ‘Atlas Shrugged’: The First Tea Party Movie?

    04/08/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    bighollywood.com ^ | April 7, 2011 | Hollywoodland
    About 9 million adults are active Tea Partiers, and 45 million support the movement, a CBS/New York Times poll says. Atlas Shrugged, a novel in which society’s most productive citizens choose to disappear, was published in 1957, and filmmakers have spent nearly every year since trying to adapt it. They finally succeeded, and the first part of what’s planned as a trilogy comes out April 15. If you didn’t know that, it’s likely you’re not a member of the Tea Party.
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 1 - the Movie

    04/08/2011 6:59:38 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 35 replies
    http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters ^ | 8 April 2011 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    One week til it opens. Anticipation High. Atlas Shrugged Site IMDb Site Rotten Tomatoes Site -- wow, right now a whopping 82?? First of 3 in series if box office is good. DO read the book if you have not done so. It is long but doable in a week. Get paperback at local Bookstore etc. Understand most libraries have waiting lists
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED Fans Shock Theater Chains

    04/05/2011 2:05:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | April 1, 2011
    Theater chains inundated with requests from fans. Producers look to expand to more than 80 Cities CULVER CITY, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the film's recent fan-based grassroots uprising, "The Strike" Productions today announced it will be expanding the initial release of the Atlas Shrugged movie from 11 markets to over 50. "AMC called directly to report their online contact system was being hit too hard. They requested we direct traffic to a specific address just to handle the volume," said producer Harmon Kaslow. "While it's unusual for showtimes to be listed this early, the doors of...
  • Dagny Taggart Confronts the Union (video clip)

    03/31/2011 8:50:15 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 47 replies
    AtlasShruggedPart1 ^ | Mar 31, 2011 | AtlasShruggedPart1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8MVFoiw-dw&feature=feedu Fantastic video clip of Dagny telling off a union boss
  • WATCH: What Did People Think of the Atlas Shrugged Movie?

    03/25/2011 6:57:20 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 28 replies
    On March 23rd we went to the Atlas Shrugged movie premiere at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC. Afterward we were able to catch up with producer Harmon Kaslow and several people who attended the premiere. Here is what they had to say about the movie.
  • Adapting the Epic: The Making of Atlas Shrugged the Movie

    03/22/2011 12:20:42 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/22/2011 | CapCon
    "The whole theme of the movie is, really, human evil," says Brian O'Toole, the screenwriter behind Atlas Shrugged Part I, the feature adaptation of Ayn Rand's influential novel. "And human evil springs from good intentions." O'Toole and producer Harmon Kaslow tell Reason.tv what viewers can expect to see in the movie, which covers the first of three sections in Rand's novel.
  • Starting A New Currency is “Domestic Terrorism”?

    03/22/2011 10:33:23 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 58 replies
    Fox Business: The Power To Prosper ^ | 3-22-11 | John Stossel
    This weekend, a North Carolina man was convicted of minting and circulating “Liberty Dollars” and “Ron Paul Dollars” that were valued based on the gold and silver they contained. The man, Bernard von NotHaus, now faces up to 25 years in prison and the forfeiture of $7 million worth of gold and silver that was taken by police in a raid. The U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case explains: “It is a violation of federal law … to create private coin or currency systems to compete with the official coinage and currency of the United States.” But what’s wrong with...
  • John Galt sign spotted in Hopewell, PA

    03/20/2011 11:34:23 AM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 13 replies
    Myself | 3-20-2011 | Myself
  • Stossel: Why Hollywood Was Against the “Atlas Shrugged” Film

    03/10/2011 3:20:03 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 59 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 9, 2011 | Hannity
    The film adaptation of the classic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged” is set to hit theaters soon. Why were some liberals trying to stop you from seeing this movie?
  • Obama's Directive 10-289

    03/06/2011 7:15:48 AM PST · by mnehring · 16 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | November 2008
    He's going to try fleshing it out in real life. For the uninitiated, Directive 10-289 is ratified roughly halfway through Atlas Shrugged as an emergency measure. It locks the economy in place. As they learned the hard way in the subsequent pages, economy, like an education, is motion, not a status, position or level. To lock it in place is to kill it. Point One: All workers, wage earners, and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment... Point Two: All industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and business...
  • Favorite line from ATLAS SHRUGGED?

    03/04/2011 6:41:17 PM PST · by albionin · 47 replies
    Just saw a clip from the new ATLAS SHRUGGED movie and thought it would be fun to hear everyone's favorite line from the book if you've read it. There are so many to pick from but I think mine is when Francisco has just deliberately caused the crash of D'anconia Copper's stock and he says to James Taggert: "money is the root of all evil, so I just got tired of being evil". Love it!
  • John Galt vs. Bamtrak ( high-speed rail )

    03/04/2011 2:03:48 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    wsj ^ | MARCH 4, 2011. | JAMES TARANTO
    "U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funding intended for Florida will be sent to other states after the state Supreme Court upheld Gov. Rick Scott's decision to reject the money..." Why was the federal government trying to force this boondoggle on the Sunshine State? ... Who is John Galt? ... "Atlas Shrugged" is a lengthy parable about individualism and freedom. Set in the not-too-distant future, it depicts an America whose economy is falling apart under the weight of an overweening government run entirely by people with approximately the integrity, cognitive ability and humility...
  • Producer of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie Says Part Three of Trilogy Could be a Musical

    03/03/2011 8:38:20 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2011 | Amanda Carey
    In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Caller to be published Friday, John Aglialoro, the producer of the movie adaptation of the classic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged,” hinted that part three of the movie trilogy might be made as a musical. “But you know, part three could be a musical . . . like a Les Miserables kind of a musical,” said Aglialoro. “That’s part of the impact and I guess I haven’t said this publicly yet, but I’m looking at it completely different if part three is a musical with quality music that’s done in a certain way...