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Atlas Shrugged The Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by delakingois, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Funny, I always thought the Ayn Rand Institute/The Atlas Society had a kind of Scientology-esque recruitment philosophy. Certainly I remember in high school there would be ARI essay contests in the like. Perhaps this movie is an attempt to capitalize on Tea Party discontents, and use it to sell Ayn Rand's philosophy to middle America.

    But it took John Travolta to bring Battlefield Earth to the big screen, so who's behind this?


    You were allowed to know about Rand in high school? I think she is banned from schools where I grew up.
     


  2. robin

    robin Senior member

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    This looks horrible.
    Funny, I always thought the Ayn Rand Institute/The Atlas Society had a kind of Scientology-esque recruitment philosophy.
    Not quite. It's more akin to signing up for newsletters from the Mises Institute.
    You were allowed to know about Rand in high school? I think she is banned from schools where I grew up.
    Canada right?
     


  3. GoneBabyGone

    GoneBabyGone Well-Known Member

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    http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/28...ok-govern.html
    Ayn Rand: hypocrite; yet so self-assured in acting in her own self-interest.
     


  4. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    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.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    What would really make this move perfect for me is if it draws protesters or boycotts.
     


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    audiophilia Senior member

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    For an edited highlight reel, that looks truly awful. Bad CGI and awful acting.

    Who is Stanislavski?
     


  7. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    What would really make this move perfect for me is if it draws protesters or boycotts.

    I don't think there's a person over the age of 18 who takes Ayn Rand seriously enough to be a protester or a defender.
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I don't think there's a person over the age of 18 who takes Ayn Rand seriously enough to be a protester or a defender.

    I can hope. Judging by the comments she draws in the CE I could easily see some campus socialist clubs picketing. It really would make me laugh uncontrollably.
     


  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I can hope. Judging by the comments she draws in the CE I could easily see some campus socialist clubs picketing. It really would make me laugh uncontrollably.

    I could agree with people protesting this on aesthetic grounds, yuck.
     


  10. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I can hope. Judging by the comments she draws in the CE I could easily see some campus socialist clubs picketing. It really would make me laugh uncontrollably.

    If I was 22 years younger and looking for free-love socialist nookie, I'd be up for picketing. Provided they shave their armpits.
     


  11. Piobaire

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    If I was 22 years younger and looking for free-love socialist nookie, I'd be up for picketing. Provided they shave their armpits.

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


  12. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    A worthy and fitting tribute to the author.
     


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    A worthy and fitting tribute to the author.

    Ha! You have redeemed yourself for your penile dysfunction posts.

    Oh, and [insert snarky comment]
     


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    You were allowed to know about Rand in high school? I think she is banned from schools where I grew up.

    You went to school?!? [​IMG]
     


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    If I was 22 years younger and looking for free-love socialist nookie, I'd be up for picketing. Provided they shave their armpits and pussies.

    FTFY (unless you like to floss while down there).
     


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