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(Deadline)   The producers of 'Atlas Shrugged' have identified the problems that caused the first two parts to not succeed in theaters: all of the cast and crew were completely incapable of capturing the greatness and majesty of the source material   (deadline.com) divider line 72
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2014-02-22 07:08:02 AM  
To be fair, it's hard to capture something that doesn't exist.
 
2014-02-22 07:16:49 AM  
Oh yes, a 17-day shooting schedule and the iron-jawed leading man magnetism of the guy best known for "meekly react to the wacky antics of the townsfolk" -- better start clearing those shelves for Oscars.

That being said, a 17-day shooting schedule would probably work if the whole film is Galt's speech in a single medium shot.
 
2014-02-22 07:19:35 AM  
...and the fun part about putting this to screen? That it will be filled with union actors and crew, and pretty much the only folks who will make any money off her work. How delicious is that?
 
2014-02-22 07:26:55 AM  
(spittake)
 
2014-02-22 07:27:02 AM  
This is the cast of Part I:

Taylor Schilling as Dagny Taggart
Grant Bowler as Henry "Hank" Rearden
Matthew Marsden as James Taggart
Graham Beckel as Ellis Wyatt
Edi Gathegi as Edwin "Eddie" Willers
Jsu Garcia as Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d'Anconia

Part II:

Samantha Mathis as Dagny Taggart
Jason Beghe as Henry Rearden
Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia
Patrick Fabian as James Taggart
Kim Rhodes as Lillian Rearden
Richard T. Jones as Eddie Willers
D.B. Sweeney as John Galt

Part III

Dagny Taggart by Laura Regan
Hank Rearden by Rob Morrow.
John Galt  by Kristoffer Polaha
Francisco d'Anconia by Joaquim de Almeida
Ragnar Danneskjöld by Eric Allen Kramer

They changed the entire cast THREE TIMES IN A TRILOGY.  I'm guessing that someday, this trainwreck will make a fascinating documentary.
 
2014-02-22 07:29:19 AM  
How long can you go on about what a self centered asshole you are without losing the audience?
 
2014-02-22 07:30:19 AM  
Autism. Pure, unadulterated autism.
 
2014-02-22 07:54:49 AM  
Didn't the free market already decide twice that no one gives a shiat about these movies?
 
2014-02-22 07:58:19 AM  
If they want to go with a fantasy version, they could film the Sword of Truth series.. oh yeah, that would be NC-17.
 
2014-02-22 08:03:40 AM  
Bioshock did pretty well....
 
2014-02-22 08:07:08 AM  
The Got-Damned Librul Media got to everybody first!
 
2014-02-22 08:17:18 AM  

stoli n coke: Didn't the free market already decide twice that no one gives a shiat about these movies?


DING DING WINNER!

The characters are all one dimensional.  The first movie was a bit like watching a Rush Limbaugh parody if they made them in two hour segments.
 
2014-02-22 08:20:04 AM  
They should make it into a porn film.  The final scene will involve a wild double penetration while cast recite the objective speech.
 
2014-02-22 08:20:50 AM  
They shoulda made it animated
 
2014-02-22 08:22:04 AM  

Gergesa: They should make it into a porn film.  The final scene will involve a wild double penetration while cast recite the objective objectivist speech.

 
2014-02-22 08:29:52 AM  

Sgt Otter: This is the cast of Part I:

Taylor Schilling as Dagny Taggart
Grant Bowler as Henry "Hank" Rearden
Matthew Marsden as James Taggart
Graham Beckel as Ellis Wyatt
Edi Gathegi as Edwin "Eddie" Willers
Jsu Garcia as Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d'Anconia

Part II:

Samantha Mathis as Dagny Taggart
Jason Beghe as Henry Rearden
Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia
Patrick Fabian as James Taggart
Kim Rhodes as Lillian Rearden
Richard T. Jones as Eddie Willers
D.B. Sweeney as John Galt

Part III

Dagny Taggart by Laura Regan
Hank Rearden by Rob Morrow.
John Galt  by Kristoffer Polaha
Francisco d'Anconia by Joaquim de Almeida
Ragnar Danneskjöld by Eric Allen Kramer

They changed the entire cast THREE TIMES IN A TRILOGY.  I'm guessing that someday, this trainwreck will make a fascinating documentary.


This is the worst poem I've ever read.
 
2014-02-22 08:35:00 AM  
They made a third one of those? You're kidding, right?

I checked out the first one from the library and watched the first 45 minutes or so. By then, the ass-fatigue was so intense I could barely get  to the remote to shut that garbage off.
 
2014-02-22 08:45:46 AM  
Should we spit and sneer at them for not succeeding? Cuz that's what Ayn Rand would do.
 
2014-02-22 08:48:34 AM  
Three of these damn movies, but for 27 years we haven't been able to get a Buckaroo Banzai sequel. Now THAT'S something that makes me want to drop out of society.
 
2014-02-22 08:52:41 AM  
I watched the first one on Netflix because I'm never going to read the book. I didn't get the hype, and I don't recall much of the plot, but I felt like I was watching from the perspective of the villain.
 
2014-02-22 09:04:15 AM  
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
 
2014-02-22 09:12:25 AM  
The rugged individualist producers of 'Atlas Shrugged' aren't afraid to fail, unlike you snowflakes out there. I'll give them that.
 
2014-02-22 09:14:32 AM  

Epic Fap Session: "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."


This made me stop and think.  May I inquire as to whom you are quoting?
 
2014-02-22 09:14:46 AM  
Dont forget about the Windows screensaver quality special effects for the high speed train sequences.

I am excited for part 3 to hit Netflix. I need a good laugh.
 
2014-02-22 09:16:48 AM  

slotz: May I inquire as to whom you are quoting?


'Tis a quote attributed to John Kenneth Galbraith
 
2014-02-22 09:18:19 AM  
I read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead and Anthem when I was in high school and liked them along with the Rush song about Anthem. I still like the Rush song but think the books are crap. Can only imagine what a pile the movies are, crap based on crap.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-22 09:20:55 AM  

Epic Fap Session: "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."


People who acquire wealth through inheritance or duplicitous means always need a justification. Dynasties need justification, quasi-criminals need justification, true effort requires none.

The irony being, of course, that the people with the greatest justification are the last to call for 'moar tax breaks'. They often leave their children with a very small percentage of the fortune donating the rest to society through programs. Sometimes it's as basic as helping with clean water. Sometimes it's as grandiose as raising educational standards.
 
2014-02-22 09:22:01 AM  

Sinbox: slotz: May I inquire as to whom you are quoting?

'Tis a quote attributed to John Kenneth Galbraith


Thank you.  And you have good taste in music.
 
2014-02-22 09:25:14 AM  
Of course. Ayn Rand can never fail, you can only fail Ayn Rand.

/what libertarians actually believe
 
2014-02-22 09:26:16 AM  
Started laughing in the first movie when the protagonist was convinced that the scientists and experts were wrong on the strength of Rearden steel because her love of money was going to make it stronger than the testing results.

The train wreck should have happened when she tried to cross that death-bridge, instead it goes on forever.

In more direct terms, just because you own a horde of sycophants who will let you be full of shiat because they want some of your money doesn't mean you don't smell.
 
2014-02-22 09:28:36 AM  

Sgt Otter: This is the cast of Part I:

Taylor Schilling as Dagny Taggart
Grant Bowler as Henry "Hank" Rearden
Matthew Marsden as James Taggart
Graham Beckel as Ellis Wyatt
Edi Gathegi as Edwin "Eddie" Willers
Jsu Garcia as Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d'Anconia

Part II:

Samantha Mathis as Dagny Taggart
Jason Beghe as Henry Rearden
Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia
Patrick Fabian as James Taggart
Kim Rhodes as Lillian Rearden
Richard T. Jones as Eddie Willers
D.B. Sweeney as John Galt

Part III

Dagny Taggart by Laura Regan
Hank Rearden by Rob Morrow.
John Galt  by Kristoffer Polaha
Francisco d'Anconia by Joaquim de Almeida
Ragnar Danneskjöld by Eric Allen Kramer

They changed the entire cast THREE TIMES IN A TRILOGY.  I'm guessing that someday, this trainwreck will make a fascinating documentary.


Sad about Samantha Mathis. She used to be good.
 
2014-02-22 09:30:11 AM  

slotz: Sinbox: slotz: May I inquire as to whom you are quoting?

'Tis a quote attributed to John Kenneth Galbraith

Thank you.  And you have good taste in music.


You're welcome. And thank you.
 
2014-02-22 09:36:20 AM  
If this entire venture was made as as some sort of tax write-off, can that be considered "ironic"?
 
2014-02-22 10:15:31 AM  

stoli n coke: Didn't the free market already decide twice that no one gives a shiat about these movies?


No shiat, we need another big budget Jesus movie.
 
2014-02-22 10:29:18 AM  

oryx: The rugged individualist producers of 'Atlas Shrugged' aren't afraid to fail, unlike you snowflakes out there. I'll give them that.


Especially when they don't risk their own money:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasshrugged/atlas-shrugged-mov ie -who-is-john-galt
 
2014-02-22 10:38:20 AM  

NathanAllen: Started laughing in the first movie when the protagonist was convinced that the scientists and experts were wrong on the strength of Rearden steel because her love of money was going to make it stronger than the testing results.

The train wreck should have happened when she tried to cross that death-bridge, instead it goes on forever.

In more direct terms, just because you own a horde of sycophants who will let you be full of shiat because they want some of your money doesn't mean you don't smell.


You think someone would have thought of using this "steel" to make stronger, better airplanes instead of train tracks: much cheaper and more efficient.  Has Ayn Rand over heard of these flying machines?
 
2014-02-22 10:48:00 AM  

Mantour: NathanAllen: Started laughing in the first movie when the protagonist was convinced that the scientists and experts were wrong on the strength of Rearden steel because her love of money was going to make it stronger than the testing results.

The train wreck should have happened when she tried to cross that death-bridge, instead it goes on forever.

In more direct terms, just because you own a horde of sycophants who will let you be full of shiat because they want some of your money doesn't mean you don't smell.

You think someone would have thought of using this "steel" to make stronger, better airplanes instead of train tracks: much cheaper and more efficient.  Has Ayn Rand over heard of these flying machines?


She was a clinically insane amphetamine addict. Logic wasn't really her thing
 
2014-02-22 11:16:59 AM  
Show me someone who likes Atlas Shrugged and I'll show you someone with lousy taste in literature.

/that woman was in desperate need of a fark'n editor
//and a good fark
 
2014-02-22 11:30:45 AM  

tzzhc4: I read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead and Anthem when I was in high school and liked them along with the Rush song about Anthem. I still like the Rush song but think the books are crap. Can only imagine what a pile the movies are, crap based on crap.

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Rush's devotion to AV club level Libertarianism is why I have trouble taking them seriously.
 
2014-02-22 11:37:21 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: tzzhc4: I read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead and Anthem when I was in high school and liked them along with the Rush song about Anthem. I still like the Rush song but think the books are crap. Can only imagine what a pile the movies are, crap based on crap.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Rush's devotion to AV club level Libertarianism is why I have trouble taking them seriously.


I disliked them because of their horrible music, but now that I know this, I hate them.
 
2014-02-22 12:11:28 PM  

gingerjet: Show me someone who likes Atlas Shrugged and I'll show you someone with lousy taste in literature.

/that woman was in desperate need of a fark'n editor


I haven't read the books or seen the movie but when I saw the bit in TFA about a "sixty page speech" I did wonder about the editing.
 
2014-02-22 12:23:28 PM  

Sgt Otter: This is the cast of Part I:

Taylor Schilling as Dagny Taggart
Grant Bowler as Henry "Hank" Rearden
Matthew Marsden as James Taggart
Graham Beckel as Ellis Wyatt
Edi Gathegi as Edwin "Eddie" Willers
Jsu Garcia as Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d'Anconia

Part II:

Samantha Mathis as Dagny Taggart
Jason Beghe as Henry Rearden
Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia
Patrick Fabian as James Taggart
Kim Rhodes as Lillian Rearden
Richard T. Jones as Eddie Willers
D.B. Sweeney as John Galt

Part III

Dagny Taggart by Laura Regan
Hank Rearden by Rob Morrow.
John Galt  by Kristoffer Polaha
Francisco d'Anconia by Joaquim de Almeida
Ragnar Danneskjöld by Eric Allen Kramer

They changed the entire cast THREE TIMES IN A TRILOGY.  I'm guessing that someday, this trainwreck will make a fascinating documentary.


This is the most succinct listing of suck and mediocrity that I've ever seen.
 
2014-02-22 12:36:58 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-22 12:44:29 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Sad about Samantha Mathis. She used to be good.


No kidding.

2.bp.blogspot.com

/Never actually saw the movie, but the poster left a mark on my young, impressionable mind
 
2014-02-22 12:45:22 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Rush's devotion to AV club level Libertarianism is why I have trouble taking them seriously.


From Neil Peart's Wikipedia entry:
In a June 2012 Rolling Stone interview, when asked if Rand's words still speak to him, Peart replied, "Oh, no. That was forty years ago. But it was important to me at the time in a transition of finding myself and having faith that what I believed was worthwhile."

But then there is this:

Peart has also ascribed to a philosophy that he has called "Tryism," which means that anything that one tries to attain will be attained if one tries hard enough.

Which is utter nonsense. Determination can take you far. It can also get you shot or jailed depending on what you're trying to attain.
 
2014-02-22 12:52:54 PM  

EngineerAU: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Rush's devotion to AV club level Libertarianism is why I have trouble taking them seriously.

From Neil Peart's Wikipedia entry:
In a June 2012 Rolling Stone interview, when asked if Rand's words still speak to him, Peart replied, "Oh, no. That was forty years ago. But it was important to me at the time in a transition of finding myself and having faith that what I believed was worthwhile."

But then there is this:

Peart has also ascribed to a philosophy that he has called "Tryism," which means that anything that one tries to attain will be attained if one tries hard enough.

Which is utter nonsense. Determination can take you far. It can also get you shot or jailed depending on what you're trying to attain.


Sounds more like Peter Panism. If you wish hard enough, it'll come true!
 
2014-02-22 01:12:41 PM  
i.imgur.com

/Obligatory
 
2014-02-22 01:21:43 PM  

oryx: The rugged individualist producers of 'Atlas Shrugged' aren't afraid to fail, unlike you snowflakes out there. I'll give them that.


It isn't that they're not afraid to fail, it's that their incapable of recognizing that failure or accepting that it's because of some error on their part.  These movies are guaranteed to make them trillionaires, and if it doesn't happen it's the fault of the proles who "just can't understand" the message that they're trying to send.  That message, of course, is that if society asks you to give back even a tiny bit of what you earned in that society then you should just say "fark you, I got mine" and walk away.  Doubly so if you didn't earn it, but cheated your way to it or had it handed to you on a silver platter.
 
2014-02-22 01:50:42 PM  
Sweet Jeebus they're making a THIRD one?  Isn't this some sort of crime against humanity?
 
2014-02-22 01:54:38 PM  

dsmith42: oryx: The rugged individualist producers of 'Atlas Shrugged' aren't afraid to fail, unlike you snowflakes out there. I'll give them that.

Especially when they don't risk their own money:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasshrugged/atlas-shrugged-mov ie -who-is-john-galt


Sorry for the double post but something from this link really jumped out at me.

What has made Atlas Shrugged withstand the test of time, and continue to sell hundreds of thousands of books every year, is just how relevant people find the message of the book to what they're experiencing today

There's no message in Atlas Shrugged, the entire book is just one giant excuse for sociopath assholes to justify their behavior.
 
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