Can we get Keira Knightley as the next Dagny Taggart?

Two words for you: Keira Knightley. I am a huge fan of Atlas Shrugged, and I am watching with fascination as the casts (multiple casts for the three-part series of the movie) are revealed for each part of the trilogy. First there was Angelina Jolie, then Charlize Theron, even thoughts of Kim Basinger. I like […]

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 […]

Who else knows where they will watch Atlas Shrugged on April 15th?

Since I last posted about distribution, the number of theaters showing Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 on April 15th has jumped to 300! That said, there has been very little spending to promote the movie (relative to what gets spent on movies in general). It’s vital that you get out to the theaters. Take your friends, […]

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. […]

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