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post #76 of 101
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Do you mind if I ask your age?

And how many other books he's read?
post #77 of 101
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The first third of the book was almost strictly character development for the latter portion, so while the first movie is almost guaranteed to be boring, the latter 2/3 of the book crescendos into a magnificent explosion of classically liberal/libertarian perfection.

Hands down the best book that I have ever read; hopefully the trilogy can live up to the book, but I have my concerns...

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post #78 of 101
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Originally Posted by gtg732w View Post
The first third of the book was almost strictly character development for the latter portion, so while the first movie is almost guaranteed to be boring, the latter 2/3 of the book crescendos into a magnificent explosion of classically liberal/libertarian perfection.

Hands down the best book that I have ever read; hopefully the trilogy can live up to the book, but I have my concerns...

The culturally poor need some subsidies, maybe some free Bergman DVDs?
post #79 of 101
boom. roasted. you showed him.
post #80 of 101
as someone who leans libertarian I'd like to say this movies existence pisses me off to high heavens.


LOL DUDE my goal is to makes deh monies.


wtffffff
post #81 of 101
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
What would really make this move perfect for me is if it draws protesters or boycotts.
It would be like the world's most overdone troll post . . . I can't help but wonder what they will do with Galt's speech. EDIT: "If Ayn Rand were alive today, would she be a member of the Tea Party?" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...nt-republicans
post #82 of 101
I saw this yesterday and was actually quite impressed. I went in with pretty low expectations, but it is much better than a TV or direct to DVD movie.

As for the plot, yes, it's mostly character introduction, but they do a good job with the characters and they even do a good job at the beginning of the film to explain why the trains are plausible.

And sorry if this upsets the Rand fans, but I actually think this is one of those rare cases where a movie is a better way to present the story than the book. Rand had some interesting ideas, but as a writer who could actually develop characters or write dialogue she left a lot to be desired.

Overall I liked it and am looking forward to the next two films.
post #83 of 101
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
I saw this yesterday and was actually quite impressed. I went in with pretty low expectations, but it is much better than a TV or direct to DVD movie.

As for the plot, yes, it's mostly character introduction, but they do a good job with the characters and they even do a good job at the beginning of the film to explain why the trains are plausible.

And sorry if this upsets the Rand fans, but I actually think this is one of those rare cases where a movie is a better way to present the story than the book. Rand had some interesting ideas, but as a writer who could actually develop characters or write dialogue she left a lot to be desired.

Overall I liked it and am looking forward to the next two films.

It's going to take a lot of Tea Party money to finance the next two films. Production budget was $20 million. It grossed $3.096 million the first week in 299 theaters.

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?pag...asshrugged.htm
post #84 of 101
Did the dialogue seem repetitive or preachy?
post #85 of 101
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
I saw this yesterday and was actually quite impressed. I went in with pretty low expectations, but it is much better than a TV or direct to DVD movie.

As for the plot, yes, it's mostly character introduction, but they do a good job with the characters and they even do a good job at the beginning of the film to explain why the trains are plausible.

And sorry if this upsets the Rand fans, but I actually think this is one of those rare cases where a movie is a better way to present the story than the book. Rand had some interesting ideas, but as a writer who could actually develop characters or write dialogue she left a lot to be desired.

Overall I liked it and am looking forward to the next two films.

Reading about the production process put up all sorts of red flags for me, and the didacticism of the source material isn't likely to translate well to the screen in any case. If they've managed to make a movie that's watchable, they've far exceeded my expectations.
post #86 of 101
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
I saw this yesterday and was actually quite impressed. I went in with pretty low expectations, but it is much better than a TV or direct to DVD movie.

As for the plot, yes, it's mostly character introduction, but they do a good job with the characters and they even do a good job at the beginning of the film to explain why the trains are plausible.

And sorry if this upsets the Rand fans, but I actually think this is one of those rare cases where a movie is a better way to present the story than the book. Rand had some interesting ideas, but as a writer who could actually develop characters or write dialogue she left a lot to be desired.

Overall I liked it and am looking forward to the next two films.

Thanks for the write up. I'm sure the fact you didn't hate it is upsetting some folks now.
post #87 of 101
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Originally Posted by youngScholar View Post
Did the dialogue seem repetitive or preachy?

Not really.
post #88 of 101
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Originally Posted by pstoller View Post
And how many other books he's read?

I'm 25, why do you ask?

As for the other books, obviously too many to list explicitly, but everything from Paradise Lost to Slaughterhouse Five. I'm stuck on a lot of planes, so I've been re-reading a lot of things I was too young to appreciate as a kid.

Right now I've been working through the works of Bret Easton Ellis; I've finished Rules of Attraction and just started American Psycho.
post #89 of 101
No Part 2 or 3 Because of Poor Reviews

If critics had this much influence on box office numbers, the modern day horror genre would not exist.
post #90 of 101
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
No Part 2 or 3 Because of Poor Reviews

If critics had this much influence on box office numbers, the modern day horror genre would not exist.

Dude totally misses the joke when the producer says he's going on strike.

It's such a cop-out for Aglioloro to point the finger at the critics, instead of looking at what he created and asking the hard questions.
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