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 […]

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

On Tuesday night, at an Atlas Society event, we saw the first eight minutes of the movie, and a special trailer. Wow! Before the event, I was cautiously optimistic. After the event, I was inspired! The first scene sets the context: the world on September 2, 2016. Gas is over $30, trains have become the […]

Christianity and Capitalism

As a follow-up to Gordon Liddy’s broadcast on Ayn Rand (which begs more screen time on this blog), I heard about an unrelated radio broadcast later that same day. R. C. Sproul, theologian, pastor, and founder of Ligonier Ministries spoke about the Bible’s take on Economics. That tidbit led me to his website and notably […]

Looking for quotes

I have been scouring the internet and other sources for notable quotes (by notable Christians) about Ayn Rand, particularly when the point of view is negative. It seems like with Rand’s negative view, there would be some prominent Christian response. I can’t seem to get quotes that work. I would be grateful for any quotes […]

The Intellectual Dimension

Their differences are foundational. Their similarities are unifying. Is there any way to reconcile these two perspectives? At the very least, these worldviews should talk. Sometimes there are just irreconcilable differences. I get that. But, each worldview can teach the other something. There are two aspects that comprise the intellectual dimension of the Conversation. It […]