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. […]

John Aglialoro, producer of Atlas Shrugged, interviewed on Fox Business News

John Aglialoro, producer of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, was interviewed on Fox Business News, Friday. The show is Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano. His questions were good, like he truly understands the message. The clip from the movie was Orren Boyle, James Taggart, Paul Larson, and Wesley Mouch, hatching political plots against Hank Rearden.

Interview with John Aglialoro, producer of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

In an interview with Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 Producer John Aglialoro, Amanda Carey of The Daily Caller asked ten questions. My personal favorite, having seen the film and met Nathaniel Brandon and Barbara Brandon at the screening, was this one: 10. What do you think Ayn Rand would think of the film? I’ve pondered that question […]

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 […]