Saturday, February 03, 2007

The International Herald Tribune has an article about various aborted attempts to make a film out of Ayn Rand's opus "Atlas Shrugged", which is the only Rand novel I've read. It was an entertaining story, but populated by strawmen. Perhaps if I'd read it in 1957, when she wrote it, it might have had more resonance. It seemed to have lost its relevance with the collapse of Soviet communism and the rise of Reagan Republicans. (Whereas Orwell's "1984" is a more universal portrait of tyranny.)

I did see the film adaptation of "The Fountainhead", which I liked. The IHT article, however, indicates that Rand was not happy with the experience.


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