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Atlas Shrugged Movie Update

by @ Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Individual Liberty, Movies

Reason took a trip to the set of the Atlas Shrugged movie and I must say it left me feeling more positive about the project than I was initially: Let’s see what they come up with.

Atlas Shrugged Movie Begins Filming

by @ Monday, June 14th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Movies

Just before his options rights were set to expire, John Aglialoro began filming his movie version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: The long-brewing feature version of author Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” has begun shooting in Los Angeles as a $5 million indie produced by John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow. Cameras began rolling over the weekend […]

Atlas Shrugged Movie To Go Into Production ?

by @ Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Movies

Another rumor about another Atlas Shrugged movie production: For almost two decades, Hollywood has tried unsuccessfully to turn Ayn Rand’s 1100 page classic Atlas Shrugged into a feature film with actresses ranging from Angelina Jolie to Charlize Theron to Faye Dunaway. John Aglialoro, the entrepreneur who  17 years ago paid $1 million to option the […]

A Question For The Readership

by @ Thursday, March 25th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Economics, Individual Liberty, Politics

In a comment to my post about the Obama Administration’s impending announcement of yet another unconstitutional bailout, Chris Berez asks this: Have we reached a point where we can declare Directive 10-289 passed yet? Or do we still have that on the horizon? For those unfamiliar with the the idea, this is Directive 10-289. So, […]

A Pledge Against ObamaCare

by @ Sunday, March 21st, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Health Care Reform, Individual Liberty, Politics

Objectivist philosopher Andrew Bernstein has issued this pledge of resistance to ObamaCare: If the government takes over health care, I will refuse to buy their package, refuse to pay the fine imposed, and make them arrest me. I will broadcast my refusal to cave to socialism on my website, on Facebook, to my students, in […]

A Reason Magazine Roundtable On The Ideas And Legacy Of Ayn Rand

by @ Monday, November 30th, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Politics

Anne Heller On Ayn Rand’s Days In Hollywood

by @ Sunday, November 22nd, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty

Anne C. Heller, author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about Rand’s days in Hollywood, and dropped a hint about a possible picture deal based on her biography: My review of Heller’s book can be found here.

Jennifer Burns On Ayn Rand And The Rise Of American Libertarianism

by @ Friday, November 20th, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Libertarians, Politics

Jennifer Burns, author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, spoke to recently about her new book: My review of Burns’ biography can be found here.

The World Of Ayn Rand

by @ Friday, November 20th, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty

Ayn Rand died twenty seven years ago, and yet her novels and ideas remain as widely distributed, controversial, and inspiring today as they were when they were first written. Both The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged continue to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year, and when The Modern Library asked readers to name the […]

Barbara And Nathaniel Branden On Ayn Rand

by @ Thursday, November 19th, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Individual Liberty, Politics

Outside of her husband Frank O’Connor, and possibly even to a greater extent than he, there were no two people closer to Ayn Rand than Barbara and Nathaniel Branden. Here they are, in separate interviews, discussing Rand, her ideas, and the movement they were a part of: Barbara Branden: Nathaniel Branden: For me the most […]

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