Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged

Ross Elliot's picture
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-01-20 09:32

Have any of my American cousins seen this:

Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged

Dennis Miller previewed this on his radio show: Miller preview

Miller and Chris Mortensen have some problems with Galt's speech, but only with regards to length and redundancy.

Oh shit gregster...

Marcus's picture

...I've got to get that for, well, um, er, research purposes. Eye

Rand in Playboy

gregster's picture

Ayn gets a full page spread in the current Playboy, with much of the 1964 interview reprinted. I'll check the shelves.

"A return visit with objectivist number one."

Not Worthwhile

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This is on Netflix now if anyone is interested.

I don't recommend it. The documentary is a mess. It was created without any clear organization or motive. It never does an effective job of describing Ayn Rand's ideas, the plot of Atlas Shugged and its modern relevance. Even though one assumes this was the original goal.

It is as if there were two narratives. One of them being driven by interviews with a bunch of ARI types (Brook, Binswanger, Allison, Amy Peikoff etc). Everyone in this group did a decent job in the clips that were shown, but I think they were either asked the wrong questions or the wrong progression of clips were used. The other narrative was driven by Anne Heller, Jennifer Burns and other random people who were interviewed. These clips tend to to take the documentary in a different, and even more muddled direction. All of this is mixed with badly chosen video clips and "conspiracy theory" music.

Thanks, God Boy

Ross Elliot's picture

Perhaps I had more to say.

Already posted.

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