If you're not going to read the book, I do suggest seeing the films to appreciate just how far-thinking Rand was, and how many of the things predicted in this book, written so many years ago, have happened. Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand, she understood the beast in her opinion very well, and represented the conflict through engaging dialogue in fiction. Galt was almost as bad, looking like a street lout rather than a cultured scientist. But as Ayn Rand would say, don't trust anyone else's mind before your own. There weren't any stellar moments to speak of, only there was nothing off putting either.
Here is a quick synopsis of some of the sillier moments: 1 Dagny and Hank travel to Wisconsin to find an engine that runs on Ozone no idea how Hank got the plans for the engine or why he thought it would still be in a long shut down factory. Dagny Taggart Laura Regan goes in search for the mysterious John Galt. It actually wasn't all that bad. I particularly liked how Dr. I guess that's the type of America we live in now though where anything that mirrors your worldview is a great art. I thought I knew what to expect being a Ann Ryand based film and figured if I agreed with it or not it might be a study in that mindset.
I also wish for the same reason in the third installment last night that we'd seen one of the final scenes of the novel, in which Eddie Willers was trying to fix a broken train, which was very much an A is A Objectivist final critique of my life up to that point. Beck's calling himself a libertarian is like Hitler calling himself a humanitarian. The problem is, they don't stay there. But the actress who played Dagny was a big let down. It's individuals who are putting all their money in it, but it's not going to be, say, the type of production you'd get out of The Dark Knight Rises. He usually plays pathetic characters the insurance salesman in Groundhog Day , so it was great to seem him evolving into a more heroic figure, and if that's what he wants for his future, I hope he continues to take it! They also have Francisco's and Dagny's meeting of him trying to stop her from returning in a cabin, rather than her apartment. It was very true to the book, though I wished that it had been a little bit longer.
Certainly a little more dialogue with context towards some of Rand's ideas. Blu-ray despite great video and audio falls short as a Blu-ray release Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. If you are intelligent or sane, you will probably be angry at yourself if you watch this film all the way through. In my mind in the book , I 'heard' a Charlton Heston. There are those who are Alinsky socialists who will never see the picture for the ideas presented.
Between 2009 and 2010, however, these deals came apart, including studio backing from Lions Gate, and therefore none of the stars mentioned above appear in the final film. At the point in the book most of the movie covers, the leaders of the People's State of America are supposed to be whole-heartedly dedicated to the way they are running the world. It looks good on the screen. Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on January 7, 2015 where this Blu-ray release scored 1. The problems start in the very first scene with the huge cliché of showing the ending first and then presenting the movie as a flashback leading up to that point.
Dagny has reached Galt's Gulch, and Galt himself rescues her from the crashed plane. The next morning, Dagny and Rearden begin investigating an abandoned prototype of an advanced motor that could revolutionize the world. As Dagny and Rearden continue their celebration into the night by fulfilling their growing sexual attraction, the shadowy figure responsible for the disappearances of prominent people visits Wyatt with an offer for a better society based on personal achievement. But much of the appeal of the novel to me is the challenge of trying to connect with the philosophy behind the story of railroads, metals and motors. Because she grew up in communism. Could anyone be inspired by this? So I'm not expecting miracles. As others have noted, the special effects in this aren't exactly top quality, but they're passable.
Plot John Galt Kristoffer Polaha is an employee of a company that has made it a practice to pool everyone's earnings and then pay it workers based on their needs. With another change in the cast, it's been difficult again to follow what's been going on. I guess not , and the characters explicitly spelled out their ideals more like they were reading talking points off of Ron Paul's pamphlets, not describing hard decisions they actually had to make in their lives. You never actually see him, of course. I think the actor who played Jim Taggart was sort of weirdly chosen. I'm not even sure if it qualifies as a 'B' movie. It's pretty outrageous that financing was found to make such a film, but I guess some right wing lunatics and I mean that word literally, anyone buying into this film's thesis is borderline insane if not worse, use every means possible to spew their nonsense.
Dialogue is nevertheless presented very cleanly and clearly, and the track offers excellent fidelity with no problems to report. Some drawbacks: since this project lacked major studio support and the undertaking was so huge, the budget seemed to dwindle and major characters had to be played by differing actors in each episode which makes continuity a little confusing. In addition, I can't believe anyone would be inspired to do anything after listening to this anemic and pathetic distillation of her speech. There is some confusion about the relative size of the budget for the first two movies. Rearden is saved from this travesty by being completely omitted from the story save for his voice on a phone call. All of this is merely to indicate that Ayn Rand has had an impact on my life, for both better and worse, as she continues to have for people to this day. Rearden is a semi-believable character, and you have to love the dialog right out of Nietzsche, but his metal foundry is a joke.