Mar
26

Atlas Shrugged… a Must See Movie

About flipping time this was made into a movie.

atlas-shruggedIf you haven’t read Atlas Shrugged – you have missed one of the greatest stories of all times.

I have read it, and just finished the 63 HOUR (!) audio book. I would listen to it each and every time I was out for a walk with the dog, driving, or had an hour of free time.

It took me a couple months, but it was the most enjoyable ipod time I think I’ve ever had.

Guess what?

They FINALLY made it into a movie!

53+ years in the making.

It’s an independent film, so how many movie theaters it shows in has yet to be determined.

As of yet, it isn’t schedule to run in any Canadian theaters (booooooo), but you can help make that happen.

I have put my vote in for my city – and no matter where you are – you should as well.

Visit the Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Web Site!

Here is the Youtube video as well:

I saw one site that had advanced screenings and the audience was VERY happy with the movie.

This is not an easy one to produce – if you read the book – you know why.

Glad they did though and I hope every politician, bureaucrat and mooch out there is FORCED to watch the movie.

Read the book – demand the movie be shown in your city, and help spread the word of this legendary story.

I am doing my part – hope you will help.

Troy

PS: I thought you should get the Atlas Shrugged review of the book from Wikipedia, to further motivate you…

Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States. Rand’s fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing.[1] The book explores a dystopian United States where leading innovators, ranging from industrialists to artists, refuse to be exploited by society. The protagonist, Dagny Taggart, sees society collapse around her as the government increasingly asserts control over all industry (including Taggart Transcontinental, the once mighty transcontinental railroad for which she serves as the operating executive), while society’s most productive citizens, led by the mysterious John Galt, progressively disappear. Galt describes the strike as “stopping the motor of the world” by withdrawing the “minds” that drive society’s growth and productivity. In their efforts, these “men of the mind” hope to demonstrate that a world in which the individual is not free to create is doomed, that civilization cannot exist where men are slave to society and government, and that the destruction of the profit motive leads to the collapse of society.

The novel’s title is a reference to Atlas, a Titan of Greek mythology, who in the novel is described as “the giant who holds the weight of the world on his shoulders”.[2] The significance of this reference is seen in a conversation between the characters of Francisco d’Anconia and Hank Rearden in which d’Anconia asks of Rearden what sort of advice he would give to Atlas upon seeing that “the greater [the titan’s] effort the heavier the world bore down on his shoulders”. With Rearden unable to answer, Francisco gives his own response: “To shrug”.

Atlas Shrugged includes elements of mystery and science fiction,[3] and it contains Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her works of fiction via a lengthy monologue delivered by the strike’s leader, John Galt.[4]

The theme of Atlas Shrugged, as Rand described it, is “the role of man’s mind in existence”. The book explores a number of philosophical themes that Rand would subsequently develop into the philosophy of Objectivism.[5][6] It advocates the core tenets of Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism and expresses her concept of human achievement. In doing so it expresses many facets of Rand’s philosophy, such as the advocacy of reason, individualism, the market economy and the failure of government coercion.

Atlas Shrugged received largely negative reviews after its 1957 publication,[7] but achieved enduring popularity and consistent sales in the following decades. In the wake of the late 2000s recession, sales of Atlas Shrugged have sharply increased, according to The Economist magazine and The New York Times. The Economist reported that the novel ranked #33 among Amazon.com’s top-selling books on January 13, 2009.[8]

PPS: I am such a Atlas Shrugged fan, I even made this little clip for you

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