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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 19:10
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged_%28film%29

    Who wants to chip in to buy No1 and Rwingett a pair of opening weekend tickets each so that they and their significant others (or friends, I'm not picky) can enjoy what no doubt will be the highlight of their weekend?
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    13 Feb '11 19:34
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged_%28film%29

    Who wants to chip in to buy No1 and Rwingett a pair of opening weekend tickets each so that they and their significant others (or friends, I'm not picky) can enjoy what no doubt will be the highlight of their weekend?
    A trilogy, eh? Sounds long and tedious; a faithful adaptation of the book.
  3. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    13 Feb '11 19:57
    Originally posted by rwingett
    A trilogy, eh? Sounds long and tedious; a faithful adaptation of the book.
    ... sounds like one of those moments where you wish Hollywood would stick to form....
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    13 Feb '11 20:03
    Originally posted by kmax87
    ... sounds like one of those moments where you wish Hollywood would stick to form....
    Indeed. Isn't there some second rate superhero they've overlooked somewhere that they could make a movie out of? I don't think they've done Aquaman yet.
  5. 14 Feb '11 02:10
    I read Atlas Shrugged 40 years ago.

    Honestly can't remember squat about it now.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    14 Feb '11 03:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Indeed. Isn't there some second rate superhero they've overlooked somewhere that they could make a movie out of? I don't think they've done Aquaman yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKIV-o6YyUw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKIPN0Kj7Cw
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    14 Feb '11 17:15
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Indeed. Isn't there some second rate superhero they've overlooked somewhere that they could make a movie out of? I don't think they've done Aquaman yet.
    I got great news for ya...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvmB8uCSRMQ&NR=1
  8. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    15 Feb '11 06:43
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged_%28film%29

    Who wants to chip in to buy No1 and Rwingett a pair of opening weekend tickets each so that they and their significant others (or friends, I'm not picky) can enjoy what no doubt will be the highlight of their weekend?
    Good grief, no.

    Why oh Lord, why?
  9. 15 Feb '11 13:10 / 1 edit
    Is this another one of those masochist festivals? Rand's extant screenplays were already coma-inducing. The book demonstrated an embarrassingly inadequate level of emotional development. Her life itself was embarrassing. I know teenagers who have a better grasp human relationships. What is the attraction to Rand? Every intelligent Libertarian I have ever known considered her to be the worst thing ever to happen to Libertarian philosophy and among actual philosophers she is only a bad joke.
  10. 15 Feb '11 14:02
    Originally posted by TerrierJack
    Rand's extant screenplays were already coma-inducing.
    Actually, King Vidor's film of The Fountainhead, from a script by Rand, is very stylish and entertaining. But I think that's got more to do with Vidor, a director who was usually able to bring conviction and power to melodrama, than with Rand's original story.

    Interestingly, We the Living was filmed without Rand's permission in Italy in 1943; the film got the go-ahead as an anti-Communist film, without Mussolini realising that it could also be interpreted as a satire on other forms of totalitarianism, such as his own. After a few weeks in the theatres, Mussolini belatedly realised the truth, and the film was pulled.
  11. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    15 Feb '11 15:18
    Originally posted by sh76
    I got great news for ya...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvmB8uCSRMQ&NR=1
    GEEEZUS!
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    15 Feb '11 17:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TerrierJack
    Is this another one of those masochist festivals? Rand's extant screenplays were already coma-inducing. The book demonstrated an embarrassingly inadequate level of emotional development. Her life itself was embarrassing. I know teenagers who have a better grasp human relationships. What is the attraction to Rand? Every intelligent Libertarian I have e ...[text shortened]... ever to happen to Libertarian philosophy and among actual philosophers she is only a bad joke.
    Fun Fact: Rand despised the Libertarians and felt they owed her money and public, legal acknowledgement for "her ideas".
  13. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Feb '11 19:49
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Good grief, no.

    Why oh Lord, why?
    The Devil switched all Job's books for Ayn Rand.
  14. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    15 Feb '11 20:22
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The Devil switched all Job's books for Ayn Rand.
    Surely there's only one book of Job?
    And besides, I'm pretty sure that Ayn Rand is everything but an example of theodicy.

    If she had a biblical book it would be called: Faeces is as faeces does... and the atlas shrugged.
  15. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    16 Feb '11 00:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Fun Fact: Rand despised the Libertarians and felt they owed her money and public, legal acknowledgement for "her ideas".
    Other than her sycophants and virile, manly capitalists, who didn't she despise?