Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. Published in 1957, it continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies per year. It has inspired millions of readers with its themes of independence and achievement. Its call for freedom has helped create a vibrant movement to promote economic and personal liberty. And it has finally bAyn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. Published in 1957, it continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies per year. It has inspired millions of readers with its themes of independence and achievement. Its call for freedom has helped create a vibrant movement to promote economic and personal liberty. And it has finally been adapted as a film trilogy.If you love the novel and want to reenter the world Ayn Rand created, to appreciate her literary craft, to relive the drama, to enjoy once again the company of the characters, or to study the ideas, this book is for you.If you have seen the films and are reading the novel for the first time, this book is for you, too. It contains expert analysis of the themes and philosophy, the most complete list of characters, and exclusive material on the films."As a board member of the Atlas Society and the producer of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy, I am proud to endorse this guide. For nearly fifteen years, David Kelley gave me unflagging support and advice on one attempt after another to create a film adaptation. I was determined to make a film true to the philosophy and story of Ayn Rand’s great novel. With David’s profound knowledge of the work, his ability to communicate script problems to Hollywood writers and film-makers, andthe help of the rest of the TAS team, he was indispensable to that effort. For those who have enjoyed the films and the novel and want to learn more, this book is the single best educator."—John Aglialoro, producer of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy...
|Title||:||Atlas Shrugged: The Novel, the Films, the Philosophy|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||220 Pages|
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Atlas Shrugged: The Novel, the Films, the Philosophy Reviews
For fanboys only (which I am not). I give it two stars although I personally did not like it because it is at least earnest and sincere in its goals. As the title states, the book is broken into three parts:The Novel: basically Cliffs notes, with a not-very persuasive discussion of Rand's greatness as an author. Would be useful for those High School students who chose to read this book but was stopped by the long speeches.The Film: a short recap on how the book was finally filmed by a trilogy. The most interesting part of the book: a cautionary tale on how to lose money producing your own films. Problem one: hard core devotees of Rand who know nothing about screenwriting but who insist on script control. Also interesting recap on the divisions among Rand's supporters and admirers. There are apparently two keepers of the flame: The Objectivist Society and The Atlas Society.The Philosophy: A useful outline of the 57-page John Galt speech plus a totally insane essay circa 2009 that will appeal to Tea Party types. Very boring.
Extraordinary insight into (as the title conveys) the novel, the films, and the philosophy. Of particular interest to me were the chapters describing how the films came to be and the effort it took simply to make them happen.Good stuff.
I recommend this book for anyone who has read Atlas Shrugged, seen the movie, is considering reading the novel or is just curious about Ayn Rand's philosophy and the state of the economy today.