Thursday, May 01, 2008

Who is John Galt? (the movie)

According to Cato's blog, the movie of Any Rand's Atlas Shrugged is finally set to start shooting later this year.
Scott Holleran at Box Office Mojo is all over the Atlas Shrugged movie project. A few days ago he talked to Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate, the studio that is planning to make the film. He confirmed that Angelina Jolie will star as Dagny Taggart. Burns says John Galt should not be played by a movie star but by an actor with “an incredibly remarkable face, a face that just pops out at you,” to which his Randian interviewer responds, “A face with no fear, no pain, no guilt?”

Read the whole thing.
I have read both Atlas Shrugged and Rand's other acclaimed work, fountainhead. I appreciate the contributions Rand has made and accept part of her philosophy of objectivism, but I find some of it repulsive. Particularly objectivism's modern day interpretations like the stuff dished out by the Ayn Rand Institute.

Anyway, the book is a good read and I look forward to seeing the movie.

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