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Monday 14 July 2014
Neutral
Aceshowbiz

“Who is John Galt?” is the opening line in Ayn Rand’s novel of “Atlas Shrugged” and the question that the new trailer of the movie wants to emphasize. The final movie in the trilogy finally reveals a shadowy figure who claims himself as the mysterious John Galt.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Jul 2014
Sunday 13 July 2014
Neutral
ANI News

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new trailer of ’ Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?’ features a shadowy figure revealing himself as the mysterious John Galt.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Jul 2014
Positive
Nona Walia, Times of India

A book that means a lot t o m e : Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Jul 2014
Saturday 12 July 2014
Negative
Phil Klay, New York Times

Political novels are full of pitfalls, particularly for a novelist with strong political leanings. Writers may craft their world however they like, so they need not deal with the complexities of reality if it inconveniences their narrative. Ayn Rand’s philosophy can work in “Atlas Shrugged,” for example, because it’s a fantasyland of her creation. A better approach can be found in “The Brothers Karamazov,” in which Dostoyevsky makes his ideological opponents his most articulate characters.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
Negative
Sam Tanenhaus, New York Times

There was Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, fresh from his easy primary win in Kentucky, who said in his keynote remarks that the time had come for the G.O.P. to stop being the handmaiden to Wall Street and instead attend to the anxieties of the middle class. “Our average voter is not John Galt,” McConnell said, referring to the visionary hero of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” that sacred text of the libertarian right. “Hymns to entrepreneurialism are, as a practical matter, largely irrelevant.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Jul 2014
Neutral
Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter

…The new trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? shows a dystopian U.S. where factories are in ruins and jobs are scarce, and it features a shadowy figure revealing himself as the mysterious John…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Jul 2014
Negative
Matthew Balan, NewsBusters

CHRIS MATTHEWS: …I think the governor is right. A lot of these lawmakers are sitting around reading Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ like it’s the Little Red Book of Mao. (Reagan laughs) It’s like all the information’s in this book. All we have to do is deregulate – which is how we got into the problem, as the governor points out, in terms of the financial crisis. Everybody knows that we got into trouble because of deregulation. They say the answer now is deregulation.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jul 2014
Positive
Alan Boraas, Anchorage Daily News

…they do not live at this place. The faceless shareholders are scattered across the globe, and their decisions are based on profit. Nor are they the “Atlas Shrugged” of Ayn Rand, whose non-corporate owner-capitalism meant offering a good product at a fair price (although John Gault would not like any taxes)….

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jul 2014
Friday 11 July 2014
Neutral
Al Maurer, DigiNews

The Anthem Film Festival last night screened part three of the Atlas Shrugged movie series, subtitled “Who is John Galt?” The film festival is part of Freedomfest 2014, going on this week in Las Vegas. The conference theme is “Is Big Brother here?”

Present for the preview was Kristopher Polaha, the actor who portrayed John Galt in the movie, as well as producer Harmon Kaslow, executive producer John Aglialoro, and advisor David Kelley from the Atlas Foundation. John Stossel moderated a Q&A session following the showing.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jul 2014
Thursday 10 July 2014
Neutral
Zachary Heltzel, State Press (AZ State U)

By the end, the moral dilemmas faced by the film’s intensely likable protagonists as well as its comically evil villains have disturbing implications. Virtue proves to be as damaging as malice; humanitarianism reaps many of the same outcomes as Ayn Randian selfishness, as if the film’s titular train did not call back enough to “Atlas Shrugged” already.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jul 2014
Neutral
Joe Veix, Death and Taxes

But wait, she has a companion. Potentially John Galt. Here they are, isolated from each other in different glass chambers, getting ready for … what, exactly?

Ah, an end of the world piano concerto.

Apparently, the One57 lifestyle—and, to make a sweeping generalization, the “luxury lifestyle”—is a lonely Randian post-apocalyptic fantasy. All for the low price of $54 million.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jul 2014
Positive
Jarrett Kruse, Tech Times

Most notably included on the list are classics such as “Catch 22,” “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Lord of the Rings.” It is hard to believe that such coveted titles are abandoned by readers, but Goodreads has found that these classics are usually left to collect dust before the final page is turned.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jul 2014