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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It would be interesting if the acting can overcome the terrible writing and one dimensional characters in the book.
    I've never read the book, and I've heard enough bad comments about it that I probably won't. I won't see the movie either.
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    No. I read the book years ago, and truthfully... I was not impressed. I think Ayn Rand is highly overrated.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I've never read the book, and I've heard enough bad comments about it that I probably won't. I won't see the movie either.
    I tried to read the book, but the people in it were so unreal that I couldn't suspend disbelief long enough to get into it.

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    I loved the book, but the movie looks bad. I'll probably see it, but I doubt it'll be even half as good as The Fountainhead. And I enjoyed Atlas Shrugged far more than the Fountainhead, its just that none of these actors seem on the level of Gary Cooper.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    And you call yourself a libertarian? I think you should reconsider.

    Listen to the Neal Boortz show, or go to Boortz.com for comments.

    Atlas Shrugged is the greatest novel of all time. It is also the greatest selling novel of all time.
    Is it really? A quick google search for me revealed a couple different candidates including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Atlas Shrugged was not up there.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Is it really? A quick google search for me revealed a couple different candidates including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Atlas Shrugged was not up there.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Could someone brief me on the beliefs/arguments of Ayn Rand? I haven't read his book nor have I heard much about him.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Could someone brief me on the beliefs/arguments of Ayn Rand? I haven't read his book nor have I heard much about him.
    Well, for starters, she's a her. =P

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand

    Rand's political views, reflected in both her fiction and nonfiction work, emphasize individual rights (including property rights) and laissez-faire capitalism, enforced by a constitutionally limited government. She was a fierce opponent of all forms of collectivism and statism,[3][4] including fascism, communism, socialism, and the welfare state,[5] and promoted ethical egoism while rejecting the ethic of altruism.[6] She considered reason to be the only means of acquiring knowledge and its advocacy the most important aspect of her philosophy,[7] stating, "I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows."[8]
    For the record digs, she was a staunch atheist so I'm not sure how much you would like her:

    As an atheist who rejected faith as antithetical to reason, Rand embraced philosophical realism and opposed all forms of what she regarded as mysticism and supernaturalism, including every organized religion.[90] Rand wrote in her journals that Christianity was "the best kindergarten of communism possible."[91] Rand argued for rational egoism (rational self-interest), as the only proper guiding moral principle. The individual should "exist for his own sake," she wrote in 1962, "neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself."[92]
    The best kindergarten of Communism? wtf?
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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Could someone brief me on the beliefs/arguments of Ayn Rand? I haven't read his book nor have I heard much about him.
    Objectivism (Ayn Rand) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Could someone brief me on the beliefs/arguments of Ayn Rand? I haven't read his book nor have I heard much about him.
    Well her, lol

    And this should suffice.
    Ayn Rand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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