April 29, 2006


I guess I want to comment on this rumor about an Atlas Shrugged movie. I'm so not going to see it. I love this horrible synopsis of the book:

The Russian-born author's seminal tome, published in 1957, revolves around the economic collapse of the U.S. sometime in the future and espouses her individualistic philosophy of objectivism.

My husband came home ranting about this, saying that Hollywood types might be surprised to find that the "economic collapse of the U.S." isn't because of global warming or Bushitler's junta. This book is about the triumph of capitalism, so it's ironic that they're considering Miss UN for the lead role. Seriously, Angelina Jolie is a fan of this book? She can read?

And I'd love to see the trainwreck that is Oliver Stone's version of The Fountainhead.

Posted by: Sarah at 11:39 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 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 12:25 PM (g9qHI)

2 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 12:28 PM (g9qHI)

3 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 05:51 PM (DdRjH)

4 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 02:32 PM (eIQfa)

5 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 April 30, 2006 08:16 PM (eKf5G)

6 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 01, 2006 03:33 PM (eIQfa)

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

Posted by: Pericles at May 02, 2006 05:56 AM (eKf5G)

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