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Friday 12 September 2014
Drake Baer, Business Insider

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.
Tillerson — chief executive, oil king, and maker of $28 million a year — lists “Atlas Shrugged” as his favorite book.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
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Paul Ausick, 24/7 Wall St.

The final film we’ll note this week is “Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?” It opens on 240 screens. The first two films in the trilogy posted total receipts of just $8 million. The Ayn Rand novel is hugely popular, but that popularity has not carried over to the big screen. The trilogy’s finale is expected to generate around $1 million in ticket sales for privately held Atlas Distribution.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Gina Vaynshteyn, Bustle

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.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Dan’s Papers

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.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
D. Brian Burghart, News & Review (Sacramento)

…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…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

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…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Michael Smith, Liberty Voice

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.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

“This weekend, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, the third and final part of the trilogy, will be released in 300 movie theaters across America. I wish it were 3,000 theaters, and that we had tens of millions of dollars for advertising, but that would be wishful thinking,” says John…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Steve Almond, Salon

…parasites and follow a hunky guy named John Galt to a gorgeous valley in Colorado, where together they declare themselves on strike against the government. This means they get to live in harmony and…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

…Before Ayn Rand had conceived of her heroic Objectivist architect Howard Roark, Henrik Ibsen had created his Nietzschean Master Builder, Halvard Solness, a creator of towers, whose hubris brings his…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Reason

…it was like to make the movie and why they think Ayn Rand’s work remains appealing decades after its publication.  Approximately 3:31 Interviews by William Neff. Produced by Paul Detrick. Scroll down…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

…weekend, but not screened in advance for critics: “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” (Eden Prairie, Oakdale, Southdale), the third movie in the series based on the Ayn Rand novel, and “The Wedding Video” (St…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014