Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Somewhere Ayn Rand Is Cackling With Glee
The film version of Atlas Shrugged is being released this week on April 15. For those of you not in the US, that's Income Tax Day. How absolutely appropriate.
Apparently the book has been filmed in three parts; this is Part I. I never have read it, but I have read The Fountainhead, which she also wrote, and found it pretty interesting. I'm probably going to go see AS, unless it gets terrible reviews.
The book has a long history in Hollywood. People have been trying to film it for decades. According to IMdB, there was talk in the 1970's about turning it into a TV miniseries - and Rand wanted Farrah Fawcett to play Dagny Taggart! Who knows, perhaps Fawcett could have pulled it off. I do think Clint Eastwood would have made a great John Galt.
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