Review of Atlas Shrugged Part I

Although I'm not an Objectivist, I enjoyed reading both Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.  Rand herself was an interesting person who contributed an important moral defense of capitalism - hence why I've taken the time over the last fifteen years to read Anne Heller's bio of Rand, to watch the documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, and to … Continue reading Review of Atlas Shrugged Part I

Interview with Atlas Shrugged Movie Producer Harmon Kaslow

We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to interview Atlas Shrugged movie producer Harmon Kaslow during the opening weekend of the film.  Here are his responses to some of our questions:   1.         Who is your favorite Rand character? Henry Rearden. He's the focused, hard-working, innovator, visionary entrepreneur ... and even though he has an … Continue reading Interview with Atlas Shrugged Movie Producer Harmon Kaslow

Is Atlas Shrugged Coming to a Theatre Near You?

If the answer is no, here's a link where you can help create an incentive for a local cinema to show the film.  In true Randian (and Smithian) fashion, it is not out of altruism that the typical theatre is going to show Atlas Shrugged but out of the self-interested desire to earn a profit (of course, in doing … Continue reading Is Atlas Shrugged Coming to a Theatre Near You?

Sunday Morning Quotation (Valentine’s Day Season Edition) – Ayn Rand on Love

Given that the movie version of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is coming out soon and that it is Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought it appropriate to post Rand's observation on love from her famous - and wonderful -interview with Playboy magazine (Caveat: link may contain advertising on the edges of the screen inappropriate for the workplace … Continue reading Sunday Morning Quotation (Valentine’s Day Season Edition) – Ayn Rand on Love

Atlas Shrugged – Movie Update

Back in July, I blogged about the coming film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.  So, where does the project now stand? The plan is to release the film on April 15, 2011 - a great date given the themes of the book.  There isn't yet a trailer available as far as I know.  However, a preview … Continue reading Atlas Shrugged – Movie Update