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Atlas Shrugged mini review

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Godot, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Godot

    Godot Senior member

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    Am a bit of a Ayn Rand fan, so when I learned of this movies release, I wanted to be first in line. The night before, I rented Atlas Shrugged 1 on Netflix (hey it's been twenty years). I recommend this or reading the book. Problem with the book is that it will be out of theaters before you finish the book.
    I arrived at the theater about a half an hour early & had this flash. The Billy Goat(chz burger chz burger no fries chips is only two blocks away, so I ran the two blocks, got my chz burger, wolfed it down an ran back to the theater. When you live in a big city, every once in a while you get to do something that no matter how trivial is a turn on.

    So about the movie. It moves seamlessly from the first. There are even bits of trivia inspired by the book. It uses modern technology without over doing it in special effects. The actors seem to be cloned from the original film. I mean this in a good way. There is not much else to say except that I left the theater moved and thinking about the individual vs the state and also what one should demand from oneself. Somehow watching this was a liberating experience for me.

    When I left the theater I walked down the street and went into Ermenegildo Zegna's clothing shop. You may think, so what, he goes into a clothing shop big deal. It's one of those Michigan Avenue shops that are not meant for ordinary people. I normally wouldn't have the nerve to enter it, but yesterday I did. I was offered Pellegrino Water upon entering. The ties were $300 and I saw a tan leather jacket for $4000. Sticker shock, yes but the items were perfectly made and I mean perfect in the sense of The Platonic Ideal. They reminded me of something in the book where Dagny Taggart is served a bowl of chili that is done just right & then later is offered a cigarette with a $ logo on it that was the perfect blend.

    I don't have anything to add but "Who is John Galt?".

  2. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    Oct 5, 2008
    Running the trap house.

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