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Atlas Shrugged The Movie

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

  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Well-Known Member

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

    Who is Stanislavski?
     
  2. Don Carlos

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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.
     
  3. Piobaire

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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.
     
  4. Fuuma

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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.
     
  5. Thomas

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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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. ConcernedParent

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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]
     
  9. imageWIS

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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).
     
  11. GQgeek

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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.
     
  12. Wackadoodle

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    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.
     
  13. tagutcow

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    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!
     
  14. Pantisocrat

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    I like the fountainhead. This one better be good.
     
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    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
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged_(film)

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    who is john lobb?
     
  19. Piobaire

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    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.
     
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