Comments: NOPE

Those will be good ones to watch after I they are free on cable, and even then only to watch the 'train wreck', as you say! I'm not sure that it could translate to a movie, even when done by people who understand it. Jolie as Dagny Taggert and Brad Pitt as John Galt? .... NOT!

Posted by Barb at April 29, 2006 05:25 PM

Oops, I meant to add that this description just points out the uselessness of Hollyweird even attempting these two movies : "Rand's individualistic and character-driven stories ..."
They obviously don't get Rand or objectivism.

Posted by Barb at April 29, 2006 05:28 PM

I expect they will play up the romantic angles while downplaying or outright ignoring any of the underlying philosophical motivations. Atlas Shrugged will be reduced to a love story.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at April 29, 2006 10:51 PM

An Atlas Shrugged film could be the greatest fantasy film since Lord of the Rings. I just hope it's not too fantastic - industrialists who are responsible... CEOs who are hardworking and actually know how stuff works... it's a hell of a good yarn though.

Posted by Will at April 30, 2006 07:32 PM

Why the shot at Jolie's literacy? I thought you were above assuming that everyone who disagrees with your politics is unintelligent. Are you willing to believe that I'm literate? I don't follow her all that closely, but my impression is that she puts her money where her mouth is in a way that a lot of spokes celebrities don't. I would think that you could admire that even if hyou don't completely share her principles.

Plus, she's hot. :)

Posted by Pericles at May 1, 2006 01:16 AM

Is she hot? Really? I'm told she is, but I've seen her picture everywhere, and I think I'm missing something. I assume I'm wrong on the matter, and I'll try harder to see her hotness in the future, but I just hope TV and People Magazine aren't lying to me again.

Posted by Will at May 1, 2006 08:33 PM

I didn't see it at first either. :) And I do feel awfully bad for Jennifer Aniston. Still, yeah.

Posted by Pericles at May 2, 2006 10:56 AM