“Atlas Shrugged” Movie Premieres, Ayn Rand Asks, “Who is John Galt?”

By on Apr 16, 2011 in Entertainment, Movies, United States Comments

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Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand’s 1,183-page novel, is finally made into a movie and premieres, Friday, April 15 in selected theaters, as reported by entertainment news sites, April 15, 2011.

Ayn Rand asks in her novel, “Who is John Galt?” referring to one of the novel’s main character. The book is a good read and critics are waiting to render judgment if the Atlas Shrugged movie adaptation has done justice to the ethical, moral and political ideologies that the book has flawlessly presented – the philosophy of objectivism.

It would take brilliance to depict in a trilogy, the content of more than a thousand pages of thoughts and lives of the powerful characters in the story. John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow were brave enough to venture into its production. Ayn Rand would be happy if she were alive.

Dagny Taggart, played by Taylor Schilling, says:

“You don’t have to see through the eyes of others, hold onto yours, stand on your own judgment, you know what is, is-say it aloud, like the holiest of prayers, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”

Atlas Shrugged is directed by Paul Johansson, and stars Paul Johansson as John Galt, Michael O’Keefe as Hugh Akston and Edi Gathegi as Eddie Willers and Screenplay is by Brian Patrick O’Toole.

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