Kaling stated, “I don’t think about it a ton, but I was surprised by how much not just men but also women felt like they wanted her to be less selfish.” Kaling uses Kenny Powers of HBO’s Eastbound and Down as an example of an anti-hero a wide audience accepts, whereas characters like Kaling’s Mindy Lahiri or Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath face much more criticism for their innate objectivism.
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? It’s a rite of passage for a certain type of teenage boy to read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The book displays a didacticism that maps well with an adolescent’s immature faith in right and wrong, and in the character of John Galt the book feeds an adolescent’s feelings of superiority to the stupidity and childishness of those around him.
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…The movie Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? opens Friday in Reno at the Century Summit Sierra. It stars a former Renoite, Kristoffer Polaha. You have a new movie coming out. Tell me about it…
I’ve said that, in the name of being fair to Ayn Rand, I’ll point out the passages in Atlas that struck me as good, effective writing. This part has one of them, a suitably moody and atmospheric…
The film, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? is the final title of the third segment in an Ann Rand trilogy that began life as a TV miniseries and looking at clips from the films they actually resemble political broadcast messages splashed on the big screen. As further evidence that these movies are intended to elicit some sort of significant meaning to a specific side of the political spectrum one only has to look at the marketing focus of the filmmakers. Special interest was placed upon keeping the “Tea Party,” informed about the film to name but one group who received special attention.