Reviews of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

Based on my observations (for six years, I was paid to analyze the U.S. media industry by the European investment bank I worked for in New York), the general sentiment of the media is against capitalism. Most of my readers would agree. So, it’s not surprising to me that the media has panned Atlas Shrugged, Part […]

Fear Not! See the movie!

“There was little time left for even truncated versions of Rand’s hallmark speeches. We are left with protagonists who seem to hold Randian views but we never hear why… The movie version of Atlas Shrugged feels flat because we are given so few opportunities to get inside the heads of the characters and empathize with […]

First Look at the Movie: A Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

I attended a screening on Thursday, February 24th (actually two screenings) at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The movie exceeded my expectations. Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 opens with the accident that threatens Taggart Transcontinental, and by extension, the rest of the country which now (2016) depends on rail transportation more than ever because of the […]

Hank Rearden, and the first look at the bracelet

Nice clip of Hank Rearden, coming home to an ungrateful family, after a long day at the mill. This is the day that Rearden poured Rearden Metal for the first time. It’s perfect. I saw the movie in its entirety this Thursday. Brilliant. I will be writing a full review soon. Become a fan! Visit […]

Atlas Shrugged, Part 1: Trailer Transcript

Of course, the trailer is a lot more than just what you can read in the transcript, but here it is! Man: Midas Mulligan Mulligan: Who’s asking? Man: Someone who knows what it’s like to work for himself, and not let others feed off the profits off his energy. Mulligan: Who are you? Eddie: We found […]

Not Much Substance in Tyler Cowen’s Review

In response to the release of the trailer last week, Tyler Cowen‘s post tried to be provocative: Apart looking like a bad movie, I found this jarring. It should be in black and white, or muted colors, with the palate and overall look of a Visconti film. It has some Art Deco architecture (good), but […]

It’s here! Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 Trailer

It’s here, and WOW! Check this out! Incredible. I’ve already watched it over and over. This movie is going to be phenomenal, and my enthusiasm and optimism is at an all-time high. “To a successful business partnership.” “I’ll drink to that.” Become a fan! Visit

Atlas Shrugged is Coming!

The trailer is coming this week! It will be everywhere soon, but it will come first to the Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 website. Check The Soul of Atlas ( on April 11th to see a description of the scenes in the trailer, the characters, and how they fit in. Become a fan! Visit

A Day on the Set of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

I had never been on the set of a movie before, let alone Atlas Shrugged, whose scenes I know and love. This was an opportunity that I couldn’t miss. And it was thrilling. I didn’t bother hiding my naivete about film making, and my enthusiasm for everything Hollywood. In other words, I didn’t try to […]