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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Greg Mitchell, Huffington Post
Neutral  

MGM hired Norman Taurog to direct the film and Hume Cronyn to star as Robert Oppenheimer. Meanwhile, Ayn Rand worked on another script for a rival studio.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Justin Caffier, Death and Taxes

…when I found out there’s a three-part movie version of “Atlas Shrugged,”—whose third part just came out—it seemed like the perfect way to finally digest the Randian classic.

My plan was simple: Watch all three parts of “Shrugged” in one day. Go in with an open mind and heart to the teachings of Ayn Rand and let these films mold my brain into whatever they may. If all went well, I’d be a more self-sufficient individual by the end of the third film and I’d be able to market my skills to those who would pay me for the privilege of using them.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Ilana Rapp, Huffington Post

[A:] I play Dagny Taggart, Ayn Rand’s most famous heroine. She is the C.O.O. of Taggart Transcontinental, the railroad her family built. Dagny is a smart, decisive, strong-willed businesswoman. She knows her own mind and is secure in her moral and ethical beliefs, though they differ from the majority. In this film she meets and falls in love with John Galt, who is also very principled but whose philosophy makes him her enemy. They have to reconcile their differences before they can be together.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Zoe Rosenberg, Curbed New York

Amusingly, The Nathaniel is named after Nathaniel Taggart, who is the grandfather of the protagonist of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged.” Nathaniel was an entrepreneuring businessman who, after being an aimless and penniless world traveler, created a railroad empire out of nothing but his inherent privilege.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Art Stevens, Captiva Current (Sanibel, FL)

…held on the silver screen. I remember seeing “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and immediately wanted to be an architect when I grew up. Then I saw “Citizen Kane” and wanted to start a newspaper. When I saw “…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Brittany Lovely, Hypable

Not to mention the books I read because I thought they would prove I could be just as smart as Rory Gilmore. Sometimes they were worth it (Howl). Sometimes they just proved to be something to check off the list (The Fountainhead).

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Scott Lloyd, Brown Daily Herald (Brown U, Providence, RI)

In defense of capitalism, I recommend the writings of Ayn Rand (e.g., “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”) and Milton and Rose Friedman (“Free to Choose”) as the antidote to Mr. Katzevich’s descent into madness. What he does not understand is that the keys to wealth generation and human progress are the rights to keep what you earn and to trade freely. Any less is theft, violence and social collapse.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Deb Lavoy, CMS Wire

The core defining assumption was that knowledge and skill flowed from top to bottom. Feedback was not important and too difficult to get. The leader was the leader because he was better, smarter, more gifted than all the others. We know that this is simply not true (unless you’re an Ayn Rand person. Or a creationist).

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Peter J Reilly, Forbes
Atheism   Neutral  

By the way, even though Craig Bergman said he was not seeking balance, he does provide some. Even though there is an overwhelmingly Christian perspective in the book he does quote an atheist – Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Rob Spillman, Salon

By getting in bed with a rapacious efficiency, a corporation that prides economy over artistry, profits over people, they are no better than Ayn Rand libertarians who decry sales taxes and then complain about how underfunded their local public schools are. There are several other analogies one could use, such as selling your land rights to a fracking company. You may get a mountain of cash, but your land is poisoned. Oh, well, let future generations deal with the cleanup.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Jef With One F, Houston Press

…lots of times players discover things that are missed even in the most rigorous playtests for the exact same reason that people sometimes lock monkeys in rooms with word processors. Eventually one will put out Atlas Shrugged and try to prove why they should have more bananas than the others.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Guido Lauwaert, Knack.be

…Vanavond begint de driedaagse van The Fountainhead in deSingel, de nu al legendarische voorstelling van Toneelgroep Amsterdam, in een regie van Ivo van Hove. De voorstelling duurt 4 uur, inclusief…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014