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(Onion AV Club)   Since the first two bombed at the box office, in order to make the third installment of "Atlas Shrugged" Ayn Rand's paean to extreme self-reliance and the glories of the free market. the producers are asking for help on Kickstarter   (avclub.com) divider line 161
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2013-09-24 05:46:09 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-24 05:47:51 PM  
*shrug*
 
2013-09-24 05:53:14 PM  
FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?
 
2013-09-24 05:53:44 PM  
Begging, Randians?

/not very bootstrappy of you
 
2013-09-24 05:54:20 PM  
"We are happy to assure you that this one will be just as big a piece of shiat as the last two!  Bigger, even!"
 
2013-09-24 05:54:58 PM  
"Audience Shrugged"?
 
2013-09-24 05:58:25 PM  

odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?


I was going to comment that, to a Randian any sort of altruism is seen as a weakness, they would likely ask for many times what they needed and keep the extra and likely laugh about it as well.  This is so much more what I should have expected.  Production, distribution and marketing meaning 'line my pockets'.
 
2013-09-24 05:58:25 PM  

simplicimus: "Audience Shrugged"?


Morelike "Atlas Snubbed!"  Amirite?  Amirite?
 
2013-09-24 05:59:48 PM  
Would you kindly buy a ticket?
 
2013-09-24 06:00:05 PM  
I would just like to point out that the first two were made using Union labor.
 
2013-09-24 06:00:30 PM  
"The movie is actually already fully funded," the FAQ says right up front, adding that the whole, give-$250,000-to-a-movie-about-self-reliance campaign is really just a marketing technique aimed at wringing negative publicity out of those who would mock it, apparently by giving them all the ammo they would ever need.

So the Kickstarter is to troll anti Randians into giving them free publicity. How bootstrappy.
 
2013-09-24 06:01:55 PM  
Didn't even know they made a Atlas Shrugged movie, let alone three.
 
2013-09-24 06:02:20 PM  
In the first day, the kickstarter has earned $108,870 of the $250K goal. Impressive.
 
2013-09-24 06:04:10 PM  

Moopy Mac: In the first day, the kickstarter has earned $108,870 of the $250K goal. Impressive.


Pft. Ron Paul used to raise 100 times that in one day.
 
2013-09-24 06:05:10 PM  

Moopy Mac: In the first day, the kickstarter has earned $108,870 of the $250K goal. Impressive.


A shame people wanted this more than Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero.
 
2013-09-24 06:06:16 PM  

odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?


Marketing budget?   This flaming piece of shiat is going to straight to the deepest bowels of Netflix Instant Watch library, next to VH1 Classic Albums: Richad Marx - Repeat Offender and Yakov Smirnoff  Live from Branson
 
2013-09-24 06:07:33 PM  
That would have to be one long, boring ass movie.  Like Lord of the Rings if it were three hours of Frodo and Sam walking and sharing their family genealogies and affinities for potatoes.
 
2013-09-24 06:13:11 PM  

there their theyre: Didn't even know they made a Atlas Shrugged movie, let alone three.


Saw the first part. Looked like an episode of Burn Notice would have had a larger budget. Felt starstruck when the guy that played the black Mormon on House showed up.
 
2013-09-24 06:13:51 PM  
Sorry, Johnbigbootay is not in today. You will no longer reap his biting wit for free. You see, he has moved to a self-sustaining ranch in Colorado where people will pay good money or barter for services with him for his biting wit.
 
2013-09-24 06:18:45 PM  
Seeing as how the third part of the novel is essentially an endless pedantic lecture by John Gault This may be the most boring movie of the three.
 
2013-09-24 06:24:42 PM  

InmanRoshi: odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?

Marketing budget?   This flaming piece of shiat is going to straight to the deepest bowels of Netflix Instant Watch library, next to VH1 Classic Albums: Richad Marx - Repeat Offender and Yakov Smirnoff  Live from Branson


csb:

I once saw Yakov Smirnoff live at a small club in Sacramento

/he had me removed because I was getting more laughs than he was
//no sense of humor
// /csb
 
2013-09-24 06:24:55 PM  
Box office?  Shoe box maybe...
 
2013-09-24 06:25:35 PM  
Tried to watch the first one.
Couldn't make it 15 minutes.

/OK. I shrugged.
 
2013-09-24 06:27:44 PM  
I thought they'd whittled the book down to two films. What's the third film, the monologue from the end of the book?
 
2013-09-24 06:28:27 PM  
If only there was some book that would talk about what happens when you continue to prop up failing ideals instead of letting try capitalism take hold.
 
2013-09-24 06:30:59 PM  
These vanity projects by fringe types seldom make bank. Battlefield Earth, Atlas Shrugged, (I can't find if 1948's The Fountainhead turned a profit), etc. Mel Gibson's snuff film seems to have been profitable, though.
 
2013-09-24 06:32:11 PM  
Maybe we could do a kickstarter to buy subby some punctuation help instead? It would be a more worthwhile cause.
 
2013-09-24 06:32:34 PM  
The last part of book is pretty much 250 pages of John Galt speaking ranting like a lunatic on the radio.

Shouldn't be that expensive to film
 
2013-09-24 06:38:33 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Sorry, Johnbigbootay is not in today. You will no longer reap his biting wit for free. You see, he has moved to a self-sustaining ranch in Colorado where people will pay good money or barter for services with him for his biting wit.


Did you bring your army of robot farm hands? Because your wit is for shiat, Bigbootie.
 
2013-09-24 06:41:44 PM  

there their theyre: Didn't even know they made a Atlas Shrugged movie, let alone three.


The third part of the trilogy is going to be the end speech.
 
2013-09-24 06:42:56 PM  
Why NOT do a kickstarter?  If the ignorant altruists want to donate to your cause, why not take the pitiful fools for all they're worth?  It's practically a moral imperative.  Gimme gimme gimme.  Me me me.
 
2013-09-24 06:43:45 PM  
Why are you uber bootstrappy Homo Superiors asking us filthy nosepicking worthless peons for money?
 
2013-09-24 06:44:07 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Did you bring your army of robot farm hands? Because your wit is for shiat, Bigbootie.


I thought Atlas Shrugged had an infinite engine powering an invisibility forcefield. Asimov's Foundation had the robot farmhands...?
 
2013-09-24 06:46:02 PM  

InmanRoshi: odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?

Marketing budget?   This flaming piece of shiat is going to straight to the deepest bowels of Netflix Instant Watch library, next to VH1 Classic Albums: Richad Marx - Repeat Offender and Yakov Smirnoff  Live from Branson


Repeat Offender is a fantastic album.
 
2013-09-24 06:48:30 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: InmanRoshi: odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?

Marketing budget?   This flaming piece of shiat is going to straight to the deepest bowels of Netflix Instant Watch library, next to VH1 Classic Albums: Richad Marx - Repeat Offender and Yakov Smirnoff  Live from Branson

csb:

I once saw Yakov Smirnoff live at a small club in Sacramento

/he had me removed because I was getting more laughs than he was being a stupid, drunken asshole.
//no sense of humor
// /csb


FTFY. I've been to hundreds of comedy performances in my life, and I've never seen a heckler who was funnier than the comedian on stage. I have seen, however, plenty of hecklers who thought they were funnier, but it's usually because they were too drunk to know any better.

/people didn't pay to see you
//if you don't like the act, leave the club
 
2013-09-24 06:48:54 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: InmanRoshi: odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?

Marketing budget?   This flaming piece of shiat is going to straight to the deepest bowels of Netflix Instant Watch library, next to VH1 Classic Albums: Richad Marx - Repeat Offender and Yakov Smirnoff  Live from Branson

csb:

I once saw Yakov Smirnoff live at a small club in Sacramento

/he had me removed because I was getting more laughs than he was
//no sense of humor
// /csb


I had a girlfriend leave me for Yakov Smirnoff

/not farking kidding
 
2013-09-24 06:51:04 PM  
Didn't see them, but the trailers were hilarious.  Were they supposed to be comedies?
 
2013-09-24 06:51:07 PM  
I for one am in full support of the richest among us leaving to live amongst their pompous narcissistic selves and no longer manipulating government for their own gain. If it takes shiatty literature or god awful movies to get that point across then I'm all for it.
 
2013-09-24 06:51:41 PM  
The invisible hand of the free market sure is a biatch, isn't it?
 
2013-09-24 06:53:16 PM  
A couple of points:

1. Donating to something you think is worthy of your money isn't antithetical to Rand's ideas. She didn't consider charity (though this is more like an investment) a primary virtue, but she didn't decry it, either. She made a distinction between voluntary charity and being forced to give to others.

2. The first Atlas Shrugged installment was awful by any standard available, and the second even worse. Regardless of one's opinion of the novel and its ideas, a novel can be adapted to the screen. But this one was made by people who didn't understand the novel, and who were pressured to begin filming by a deadline on the movie rights. The crappy screenplays, awful performances, anemic budgets, miscasting (then recasting), and gutting of the novel's plot created a film more hysterically off-base than that Turkish Superman movie that featured a female, unmasked, flying Spiderman.

Even the target audience hated the Atlas movies; it's no wonder they didn't make any money, and have to crowdfund the last one.
 
2013-09-24 06:55:48 PM  

hammettman: Didn't see them, but the trailers were hilarious.  Were they supposed to be comedies?


I sat through the first one (didn't even know they bothered to make a second) and it was indeed a comedy. Not intentionally of course.

However, in a way, the utterly ham handed acting and directing style matches the utterly ham handed literary style of the original work. In that way it is a true to the source adaptation.
 
2013-09-24 06:56:19 PM  
I can't wait for the first Randian Mars colony.
 
2013-09-24 06:57:23 PM  
If they blew all the hand-outs on amphetamines, it would be a perfect representation of Ayn Rand's welfare-sucking life.
 
2013-09-24 06:59:43 PM  

Atomic Spunk: MaudlinMutantMollusk: InmanRoshi: odinsposse: FTF Kickstarter:  The movie is actually already funded and is now headed into production this October. All additional funds collected through Kickstarter however will be put towards expanding the production, distribution, and marketing budgets.

Randians just can't help being scumbags, can they?

Marketing budget?   This flaming piece of shiat is going to straight to the deepest bowels of Netflix Instant Watch library, next to VH1 Classic Albums: Richad Marx - Repeat Offender and Yakov Smirnoff  Live from Branson

csb:

I once saw Yakov Smirnoff live at a small club in Sacramento

/he had me removed because I was getting more laughs than he was being a stupid, drunken asshole.
//no sense of humor
// /csb

FTFY. I've been to hundreds of comedy performances in my life, and I've never seen a heckler who was funnier than the comedian on stage. I have seen, however, plenty of hecklers who thought they were funnier, but it's usually because they were too drunk to know any better.

/people didn't pay to see you
//if you don't like the act, leave the club


Well, at least you get to feel superior, so there's that
 
2013-09-24 07:00:28 PM  
I tried to watch both movies, but fell asleep. Much like the books.
 
2013-09-24 07:03:56 PM  
The movie's actually totally finished and awesome, you guys, you just haven't met her.  She's from Canada.
 
2013-09-24 07:04:18 PM  

nucrash: If only there was some book that would talk about what happens when you continue to prop up failing ideals instead of letting try capitalism take hold.


I see what you did there.......good job!

/ approves very much
 
2013-09-24 07:06:25 PM  

Lernaeus: A couple of points:

1. Donating to something you think is worthy of your money isn't antithetical to Rand's ideas. She didn't consider charity (though this is more like an investment) a primary virtue, but she didn't decry it, either. She made a distinction between voluntary charity and being forced to give to others.

2. The first Atlas Shrugged installment was awful by any standard available, and the second even worse. Regardless of one's opinion of the novel and its ideas, a novel can be adapted to the screen. But this one was made by people who didn't understand the novel, and who were pressured to begin filming by a deadline on the movie rights. The crappy screenplays, awful performances, anemic budgets, miscasting (then recasting), and gutting of the novel's plot created a film more hysterically off-base than that Turkish Superman movie that featured a female, unmasked, flying Spiderman.

Even the target audience hated the Atlas movies; it's no wonder they didn't make any money, and have to crowdfund the last one.


Well, they've put themselves in a logical half-Nelson, haven't they? If they convert the books into a somewhat filmable script, the only certain target audience will throw a fit because their Holy Scripture is being modified. If they film Rand's blather unmodified, they will sell tickets to the fanatical Randians  - but nobody else.

The only winning move is not to play.
 
2013-09-24 07:09:00 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk:
Well, at least you get to feel superior, so there's that


I wasn't trying to feel superior. I've seen a lot of comedians, and it's really aggravating to have to listen to some idiot in the audience mouth off. You're actually lucky that Smirnoff is a shiatty comedian. I don't think he has the chops to put you in your place.
 
2013-09-24 07:11:50 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Ed Grubermann: Did you bring your army of robot farm hands? Because your wit is for shiat, Bigbootie.

I thought Atlas Shrugged had an infinite engine powering an invisibility forcefield. Asimov's Foundation had the robot farmhands...?


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