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Had a few experiences with hairy pits in the 90s. It was really disconcerting at times.

Then you shouldn't have been s3xing men.
post #32 of 101
Never read this book, but the cover art and the title always seemed pretty bad ass to me. I thought I'd get around to reading it one day and see what all the fuss was about, but not now after seeing that trailer. The set design, costume and cinematography look good, replete with art deco touches like the book covers usually are, but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck it looks boring.
post #33 of 101
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Originally Posted by Wackadoodle View Post
Never read this book, but the cover art and the title always seemed pretty bad ass to me. I thought I'd get around to reading it one day and see what all the fuss was about, but not now after seeing that trailer. The set design, costume and cinematography look good, replete with art deco touches like the book covers usually are, but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck it looks boring.

What the fuck are you talking about? Boring!?! Didn't you see that part where that chubby guy raises his voice in anger?

I have four words that should set every moviegoer's heart racing with excitement-- Moratorium! On! Railroad! Bonds! I mean, what more could you possibly want from a movie? I hear theatres are going to be given explicit instructions not to let anyone enter or leave the theatre during that old guy's press conference so that none of the rapt moviegoers are distracted. You pay for the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge!

It's so timely as well. I mean, what could possibly have more relevance to our post-modern 21st Century existence than the construction of railroads? They really tapped into the zeitgeist with this one! Is "Atlas Shrugged" the most thrilling movie ever made?

"To a successful business partnership."
"I'll drink to that."

BOOM!

HOLY SHIT! I'M CAMPING OUT TO BE FIRST ONE IN LINE TO SEE THIS MOVIE!
post #34 of 101
I like the fountainhead. This one better be good.
post #35 of 101
Does have a straight to dvd quality to it. Read the book about 10 years ago, not sure if I wanted it ruined by the movie. I will probably watch it on a lazy Sunday afternoon when it comes out in dvd
post #36 of 101
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged_(film)

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Development

In 1972, Albert S. Ruddy approached Rand to produce a cinematic adaptation of Atlas Shrugged. Rand insisted on having final script approval, which Ruddy refused to give her, thus preventing a deal. In 1978, Henry and Michael Jaffe negotiated a deal for an eight-hour Atlas Shrugged television miniseries on NBC. Michael Jaffe hired screenwriter Sterling Silliphant to adapt the novel and he obtained approval from Rand on the final script. However, in 1979, with Fred Silverman's rise as president of NBC, the project was scrapped.

Rand, a former Hollywood screenwriter herself, began writing her own screenplay, but died in 1982 with only one third of it finished. She left her estate, including the film rights to Atlas Shrugged, to her student Leonard Peikoff, who sold an option to Michael Jaffe and Ed Snider. Peikoff would not approve the script they wrote and the deal fell through. In 1992, investor John Aglialoro bought an option to produce the film, paying Peikoff over $1 million for full creative control.

In 1999, under John Aglialoro's sponsorship, Albert Ruddy negotiated a deal with Turner Network Television for a four-hour miniseries, but the project was killed after the AOL Time Warner merger. After the TNT deal fell through Howard and Karen Baldwin obtained the rights while running Phillip Anschutz's Crusader Entertainment. The Baldwins left Crusader and formed Baldwin Entertainment Group in 2004, taking the rights to Atlas Shrugged with them. Michael Burns of Lions Gate Entertainment approached the Baldwins to fund and distribute Atlas Shrugged. A two-part draft screenplay written by James V. Hart was re-written into a 127-page screenplay by Randall Wallace, with Vadim Perelman expected to direct. Potential cast members for this production had included Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Brad Pitt. Subsequent developments cast doubt on the participation of some of these individuals, although the resurgence of public interest in the novel seemed to be attracting additional funding.[

Writing

In May 2010, Brian Patrick O'Toole and Aglialoro wrote a screenplay intent on filming in June 2010. While initial rumors claimed that the films would have a "timeless" setting, later information revealed that they would instead be set in the year 2016, with a dystopian United States suffering economically amid greater calls for collectivism and government intervention. Other noted changes included reductions for some characters and side stories, such as that of Eddie Willers, and removal of others, such as that of composer Richard Halley.

Filming

Though Stephen Polk was initially set to direct, he was replaced by Paul Johansson nine days before filming was scheduled to begin. With the 18-year-long option to the films rights set to expire on June 15, 2010, producer Aglialoro began principal photography on June 13, 2010, thus managing to retain his rights. Shooting took five weeks and came in on a budget north of US$5 million.

Casting

Though director Johansson has been reported by various sources as playing the pivotal role of John Galt, he made it clear in an interview that with regard to who is John Galt in the film, the answer was, "Not me." He explained that his portrayal of the character would be limited to Part 1 of a planned film trilogy and would be seen only from the back of the head while wearing a hat, thereby suggesting that another actor will be cast as Galt for the subsequent parts of the trilogy. In the beginning of the official movie trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Part 1, Johansson appears as a silhouetted figure wearing a trenchcoat and fedora.

Well this all certainly bodes well for the film. I love the list of "potential cast members". Somehow it wound up so that the only cast members I recognize are Nick Cassavetes and Jon Polito.

And this is only Atlas Shrugged Part 1. Do you think there's any chance parts 2 and 3 will ever get made?

They should have written some train explosions or hijackings or something into the movie, if only for the sake of the trailer. It would have been ideal if, somewhere in the development process, "Atlas Shrugged" ended up getting grafted onto Unstoppable or Under Siege 3.
post #37 of 101
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
I have four words that should set every moviegoer's heart racing with excitement-- Moratorium! On! Railroad! Bonds!

LOL.

I'd consider myself an uneducated, casual economics nerd (enjoy feeling clever reading the Economist and Freakonomics type stuff, never taken a class in it) and a giant narcissist to boot, so prime audience for Ayn Rand. Yet this movie looks boring as hell.

The public reaction will be more interesting than the actual movie - could either create mass support for libertarian politics, or make it a laughing stock.
post #38 of 101
who is john lobb?
post #39 of 101
Lulz @ the thought of Julia Roberts having anything to do with Rand. I always get a chuckle out of her oft repeated schtick, "I looked up 'Republican' in the dictionary. It's between 'reptile' and 'repugnant.'" While her argumentation skills are obviously at a third grade level her sympathies are fairly clear.
post #40 of 101
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Scene released.
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post #41 of 101
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+1. Jesus, that was just......bad. Soooo much yellow/orange wtf.

There is trend in modern cinematography to make everything orange and cyan. Look at any michael bay film.
post #42 of 101
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Scene released.
Are they airing the movie on Lifetime?
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post #43 of 101
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post
Look at any michael bay film.

No thanks.
post #44 of 101
:shrug:

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Originally Posted by TheIdler View Post
Objectively speaking, this looks laughably awful.



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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
Also: she was really, really ugly.

One can't help imagining that a more atrractive Ayn Rand would never have developed the misanthropic worldview for which she became famous.

And yet she had no trouble getting laid.

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A worthy and fitting tribute to the author.

post #45 of 101
I just want to say I love how fucking crazy it is to modernize the setting BUT keep the idea that TRAINS are what make people into ultra-rich tycoons.

it's like a movie about a telegraph corporation set in 2009.
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