>Woo-Hoo! "Atlas" Slated To Play In Indy!

11 Apr

>Atlas Shrugged Part One is on the playbill at theatres in Carmel and down on the South Side. Appears to have been picked up in Fort Wayne, too.

The thing about this film is not that I think Ayn Rand was the “it” girl or that I think Objectivism is The Answer and it is certainly not because I think Atlas Shrugged is a blueprint for the future; it’s that she’s a pretty good propagandist against the ills of big government and creeping socialism and for the benefits of genuinely free trade and a restrained, limited government.

That’s a message that needs to get out. There’s only one John Stossel, only one Reason magazine — and only one Ayn Rand. A lot of people are put off by a talky, thousand-page novel, but they’ll go to a movie. I’m hoping the filmmaker’s done a good job of giving us our money’s worth.

Rand’s proposed solutions can be poked full of holes from many angles but she certainly managed to identify the problem. And she makes Left-wing hippie’s heads explode, too.

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6 Responses to “>Woo-Hoo! "Atlas" Slated To Play In Indy!”

  1. North 11 April 2011 at 7:01 am #

    >I'm 'pro-exploding-head'.

  2. Montie 11 April 2011 at 8:14 am #

    >Oh yes! It will be playing in a couple of theaters in Tulsa. I rarely go to movies anymore, but I plan on seeing this one at the theater. I will be keeping a watchful eye out in the audience for any unsuspecting hippie types who might have wandered in, hopefully to catch some "splodey head" action when they start to grasp the message of the film.

  3. Tango Juliet 11 April 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    >I am hoping they find a way to smuggle it into Nebraska.

  4. perlhaqr 11 April 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    >I don't think Atlas is really a blueprint for the future, but damn if the the lines don't look kinda familiar, sometimes.

  5. greg 12 April 2011 at 7:08 am #

    >I have found the trailer a little more…thrilling than I remember the novel to be, and the actress playing Dagny is somewhat more Hollywood than I pictured Dagny in my head. That's to be expected though…someone, somewhere is still hoping to make money off this movie. Right now it's not scheduled to play in the Tri-Cities area…but I'm not sure I would choose to use a movie night to see it instead of 'Sucker Punch' anyway…

  6. Larry 13 April 2011 at 11:18 am #

    >It's on in Raleigh, too.I'm going, alone if I must.

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