Atlas Shrugged the film has over-performed in Atlanta, New York, Nashville!

I couldn’t resist this article from the Washington Times. A refreshing take, in the midst of some rather strong sentiments against Atlas Shrugged, Part 1. CHICAGO, April 29, 2011 — By current Hollywood standards, it is a movie that should never have been made. Imagine this story pitch to progressive movie execs: “we have a […]

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 […]

Grassroots Marketing !?!

The “picture of the day” from the Atlantic Mobile, where FreedomWorks President and CEO says this about the approach of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 producers’ unorthodox promotional tactics. FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, has undertaken a massive campaign to push the movie into as many […]

Hollywood Reporter quote on Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

From an article in The Hollywood Reporter entitled How ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Shocked Hollywood’s Marketing Machine It’s a passionate bunch that didn’t need much encouragement. On Monday, for example, a caller to Dennis Miller’s radio show said he saw the film opening night and purchased another ticket on his way out of the theater that he […]

Great Review in Barron’s this Monday: Big Novel Meets Big Screen

The movie version of Atlas Shrugged is both entertaining and true to its author’s vision, our reviewer says. And guess who the guys in the white hats are. Leave it to Barron’s to write a first class article on such a momentous occasion as the release of Atlas Shrugged to the big screen. Well done. […]

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 […]