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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2007, 05:53:00 PM »

Out of necessity, the film of The Fountainhead left out a lot from the novel, as they almost always do. The producers of Atlas Shrugged hope to avoid this flaw by doing the film in several parts.

The best screen treatment of a Rand novel is Goffredo Allessandrini's 1942 version, made without Rand's approval (or even knowledge). Ironically, it was financed by the fascist Italian government, which considered the story anti-communist. When released, they wondered why it suddenly became so popular--and then realized that it was just as anti-fascist as anti-communist. The government immediately yanked it from the theaters.

I have the tape of the movie. It is of very high production values for the time, and renders Rand's semi-autobiographical novel very well onto the screen.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2007, 07:03:33 PM »

I don't see how they're going to be able to make the movie long enough to cover everything without making it 4+ hours. Each LOTR book wasn't nearly as long as AS but you know how long those movies turned out.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2007, 07:04:57 PM »

Do you have any more information on that version?
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2007, 08:17:22 PM »

Do you have any more information on that version?

If you're referring to We, the Living, then this is from the Wiki entery:

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Without Rand's permission, We The Living was made into a pair of films, Noi vivi and Addio, Kira in 1942 by Scalara Films, Rome, despite resistance from the Italian government under Benito Mussolini. The film was eventually pulled from theatres as the German and Italian governments, who abhorred communism, found out the story also carried an anti-fascist message. These films were re-edited into a new version which was approved by Rand and re-released as We the Living in 1986. Ayn Rand - We the Living (1994) Director: Goffredo Allessandrini; A Scalera Films Production


It may be obtained from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Ayn-Rand-LIVING-Alida-Valli/dp/B00004LC7U
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2007, 08:39:37 PM »

Uh, would you like to rent your copy?

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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2007, 10:59:55 AM »

You might be able to Netflix it.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2007, 02:07:45 PM »

I wonder if Dr. Sorens got his FSP idea from Atlas Shrugged?
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2007, 04:00:24 PM »

The Atlasphere: How did the idea for the Free State Project initially gel in your mind?

Jason Sorens: At the time, around 2001, there was a great deal of discussion among libertarians about the failure of libertarian electoral and political strategies up to that point. The libertarian movement had been active for at least three decades, but with only a few policy successes to show for it.

Many people were considering new strategies to increase the weight of libertarian ideas in the policy debate. And the Free State Project seemed to me to be an appropriate way of concentrating activist resources into a single geographical area where they could have a much greater impact.

Another factor that caused this idea to occur to me was my own research on autonomous movements around the world. The fact that the regional or state level is becoming more important worldwide seemed to indicate that the same trend may happen in the U.S. — that the state level may be the level at which important political action takes place in the future.
http://www.theatlasphere.com/columns/040223_schwartz_sorens.php
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Re: Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2007, 10:45:24 PM »

I guess it takes a PhD to say "I nicked it from Rand" in that many words.
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