Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

Part One

DVD - 2011
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The year is 2016, and America is on the verge of economic disaster. The greatest citizens are being targeted, and dark forces are working to bring about America's final days. A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2011
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 ATL NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Atlas shrugged. Part I

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MeReneG
Jul 17, 2017

Someone finally put Ayn Rand's classic onto the screen. // Her story/philosophy addressed interesting issues and questions -- many of which remain relevant and problematic some 60 years later. Watching the special features included in Part 1 may be helpful to those (like me) who have not read the book. // Unfortunately, despite using many well-known faces, the new casts for each of the three parts/installments were a distraction. // Notable actors included: Taylor Schilling (pre-OITNB) in Part I; Jason Beghe (pre-Chicago Fire/PD) and Patrick Fabian (pre-Better Call Saul) in Part II; Greg Germann and Rob Morrow in Part III. // Having watched this trilogy, I may read the book.

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Caro12
May 02, 2016

Very prophetic about today's Draconian policies. John Galt for President!

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ScorchingSun
Mar 11, 2016

Sociopolitical elements aside, this first movie was fairly absorbing. Though not a big fan of corruption and power struggle themes, I found myself rooting for the good guys.
The third movie however, was another story.

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tenet
Jan 18, 2016

Rated 4/10.

LRS1969 Apr 17, 2015

As this story line (a 3-part movie series) parallels the book of same name, I will simply post the main segment of my Review of book here.

I had read (with much effort) this book years ago and recently "re-visited" it with a scanning.

And likewise had, over subsequent months, checked out these multi-part movies as based on that book (and equally difficult to get through... having some antiacid tablets on hand did help slightly).

Aside from mentioning the fact that it is an absolutely horrific book (in these cases, movies) to wade through (excessively long, poorly written, extremely self-pitying while tremendously egotistical), the fact of it being one of the iconic books of the ultra conservative movement (to include a large number of fundamentalist type Christians even) is the heights of hypocrisy and irony...

That is in seeing as how Rand (not her native name) was born in Russia and a lifelong atheist, believed strongly in and practiced fully an "open marriage" (adultry) concept, and who virulently attacked Social Security and Medicare though once her husband and her had needs for those programs (*) did NOT hesitate to use them!

(*) Having attacked the anti smoking movement for years, she of course developed lung cancer in 1974 and died of smoking related heart attack in 1982... and gladly used those government help programs.

Rather than get into more (much more) about this book and the author, I would just direct those interested to these links:

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged#Atlas_Shrugged

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand

P. S. The multi-part movies (as reflected here) done as based on this book are all simply poorly done and equally nauseating versions of the book.

ecrl Apr 11, 2015

Excellent movie, very well done with excellent actors, a must see for anyone. Makers transported the 1940's era to the present very well.

redban Feb 17, 2015

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

NewYorkViews Nov 13, 2014

This does not seem like a big movie screen theater film, but as a TV screen film, it is great, fantastic. Great casting and acting, basic setting design that works for a TV movie. It follows the book, and if I had not read the book, the film may not have seemed as good. I give it five stars for a TV movie. I could watch it over and over--it is an escape film like The Great Gatsby, just different subject matter. Atlas Shrugged 1 has romance, high powered female exec who is also an engineer, new technology--steel, railroads--just a fabulously interesting creative twist with a bit of sci-fi added.

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rslade
Sep 12, 2014

Almost completely faithful to the one-dimensional book. (Fortunately, the sex scenes are toned down, so we don't have to worry about a glorification of rape.) Unfortunately, by the time part two finishes we are only about halfway through the book, and the rest doesn't seem to have been made, so it's kind of pointless. Visually, the interiors are 1940s (when the book was written) while the exteriors try for slightly-in-advance-of-modern.

aaa5756 Sep 11, 2014

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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Jul 07, 2013

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EuSei Aug 15, 2012

I thought by the time the sun was exhausted, men would find a substitute. Dagny Taggart (this is my favorite quote!)

EuSei Jan 04, 2012

Paul Larkin: They say you're intractable, you're ruthless, your only goal is to make money. Henry Rearden: My only goal is to make money.

EuSei Dec 16, 2011

Dagny Taggart: You'd be surprised how quickly things get done when you do some actual work and don't rely on political favors.

EuSei Dec 16, 2011

Midas Mulligan: Who's asking? John Galt: Someone who knows what it's like to work for himself and not let others feed off the profits of his energy.

EuSei Dec 16, 2011

Paul Larkin: They say you're intractable, you're ruthless, your only goal is to make money. Henry Rearden: My only goal is to make money.

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turbo12
Jul 07, 2013

Sexual Content: Sex scenes are pretty tasteful, but involve adultery

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