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Atlas Shrugged: Part I
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April 27, 2011, 05:44 PM
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From my movie review in Taki`s Magazine:
Atlas Shrugged: Part I is the most universally despised movie of 2011, but I liked it. Critics hate this adaptation of Ayn Rand`s 1957 cult novel for predictable ideological reasons, while Randites are embarrassed that their exalted capitalist system failed to pony up the munificent financing necessary to give Rand`s doorstop novel the blockbuster treatment they feel it deserves. ...
To my surprise, I quite enjoyed Atlas Shrugged. Although the story is a hymn to the overdog, this low-budget movie has underdog appeal. I soon started to root for the plucky filmmakers to pull off their high-wire act of making a movie that`s distinctive-not distinguished, but still very 1957 in texture-without having anywhere near enough of the dollars that Rand idolized.
Read the whole thing there.