Randex

The latest news
and commentary on
Ayn Rand and Objectivism


Subscribe
in a reader

Subscribe
by email

Follow
on Twitter

Statistics

About Randex
Links

Relevant content:
Brief  •
Medium  • •
Substantial  • • •

Top publications
and authors

Archives
May 2012 (278)
April 2012 (351)
March 2012 (225)
February 2012 (279)
January 2012 (351)

December 2011 (217)
November 2011 (354)
October 2011 (338)
September 2011 (302)
August 2011 (341)
July 2011 (410)
June 2011 (451)
May 2011 (582)
April 2011 (745)
March 2011 (297)
February 2011 (289)
January 2011 (245)

December 2010 (239)
November 2010 (247)
October 2010 (325)
September 2010 (264)
August 2010 (279)
July 2010 (263)
June 2010 (241)
May 2010 (257)
April 2010 (314)
March 2010 (283)
February 2010 (317)
January 2010 (269)

December 2009 (301)
November 2009 (342)
October 2009 (257)
September 2009 (236)
August 2009 (243)
July 2009 (152)
June 2009 (160)
May 2009 (203)
April 2009 (262)
March 2009 (312)
February 2009 (193)
January 2009 (184)

December 2008 (166)
November 2008 (201)
October 2008 (268)
September 2008 (164)
August 2008 (125)
July 2008 (118)
June 2008 (121)
May 2008 (124)
April 2008 (133)
March 2008 (151)
February 2008 (152)
January 2008 (97)

December 2007 (107)
November 2007 (145)
October 2007 (179)
September 2007 (175)
August 2007 (124)
July 2007 (97)
June 2007 (95)
May 2007 (116)
April 2007 (90)
March 2007 (101)
February 2007 (92)
January 2007 (108)

December 2006 (62)
November 2006 (94)
October 2006 (102)
September 2006 (114)
August 2006 (62)
July 2006 (75)
June 2006 (78)
May 2006 (71)
April 2006 (114)
March 2006 (82)
February 2006 (76)
January 2006 (90)

December 2005 (82)
November 2005 (81)
October 2005 (90)
September 2005 (65)
August 2005 (91)
July 2005 (65)
June 2005 (65)
May 2005 (61)
April 2005 (74)
March 2005 (41)
February 2005 (109)

By Country
United States (18189)
Canada (844)
United Kingdom (844)
India (468)
Australia (209)
The Bahamas (124)
South Africa (96)
New Zealand (67)
Philippines (41)
Israel (33)
Ireland (32)
United Arab Emirates (30)
Pakistan (22)
Hong Kong (20)
France (17)
Malaysia (16)
Netherlands (15)
Spain (13)
Jamaica (12)
Thailand (10)
Russia (9)
Sri Lanka (9)
Switzerland (9)
Japan (8)
Germany (7)
Bangladesh (6)
China (6)
Nigeria (6)
Singapore (6)
South Korea (6)
Bahrain (5)
Bulgaria (5)
Kenya (5)
Northern Mariana Islands (5)
Qatar (5)
Turkey (5)
Zimbabwe (5)
Ghana (4)
Nepal (4)
Poland (4)
Taiwan (4)
Argentina (3)
Belgium (3)
Fiji (3)
Malta (3)
Trinidad and Tobago (3)
Venezuela (3)
Bermuda (2)
Czech Republic (2)
Egypt (2)
Lebanon (2)
Namibia (2)
Uganda (2)
Brazil (1)
Cambodia (1)
Denmark (1)
Ethiopia (1)
Finland (1)
Greece (1)
Guam (1)
Guatemala (1)
Guyana (1)
Honduras (1)
Indonesia (1)
Iran (1)
Iraq (1)
Italy (1)
Korea (1)
Mongolia (1)
Morocco (1)
Peru (1)
Saudi Arabia (1)
Sierra Leone (1)
Sweden (1)
Turks and Caicos Islands (1)
Ukraine (1)
Vietnam (1)

©2005-2012
Mark Wickens

Powered by ExpressionEngine

Thursday, September 06, 2012

• • Atlas Shrugged, Part II Debuts a Full Trailer 

Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  |Image  |Video  | Continuing the proposed three-film adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, Part II follows the 2011 release with a new set of actors, including Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Patrick Fabien, Richard T. Jones, Esai Morales and Diedrich Bader.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

• • Box Office Preview: Only Stooges Dare Enter The Hunger Games Fray 
,
Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | Angelina Jolie had been trying to make a movie based on Ayn Rand’s cult classic novel, but instead, we got Atlas Shrugged Part 1 (Rocky Mountain Pictures), a poorly-reviewed adaptation starring Taylor Schilling which tanked with $1.7 million in 299 theaters to also end up outside the Top 10 [this weekend last year].

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

• • Audiences flock to Rio opening weekend 
,
Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | The first part of a proposed trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s popular novel, Atlas Shrugged Part 1 (Rocky Mountain Pictures) took in $1.7 million in its opening weekend in 300 theaters.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

 The weekend warrior: April 15 - 17 
,
Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged Part 1 (Rocky Mountain Pictures) is brought to the screen by director Paul Johansson with Taylor Schilling (“Mercy”) playing Dagny Taggart who runs the largest railroad in America and is drawn to an industrialist at a metal company (Grant Bowler from “True Blood”) whose innovative alloy will help rebuild her company’s rail line. Part 1 of the historic epic opens in select cities on Friday.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

• • • Atlas Shrugged Part I 
,
Altruism  |Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  |Capitalism  |Egoism  |Inaccurate  | Ultimately, “Atlas Shrugged Part I” is [...] a laughable failure. Wholly unappealing, it replaces storytelling with zealousness to foolishly argue that, if you have nothing to add, you should get out of the way of the people that do. “From each according to his ability,” stands as the central tenant of Objectivism. Whatever ability the forces behind “Atlas Shrugged Part I” have, filmmaking isn’t one of them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

• • • Trailer for Atlas Shrugged Part I online 

Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  |Image  |Video  | The trailer for the $5 million Atlas Shrugged Part I, the adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, is now online [....]. In the film, Dagny Taggart ([Taylor] Schilling) runs Taggart Transcontinental, the largest remaining railroad company in America, with intelligence, courage and integrity, despite the systematic disappearance of her best and most competent workers. She is drawn to industrialist Henry Rearden ([Grant] Bowler), one of the few men whose genius and commitment to his own ideas match her own. Rearden’s super-strength metal alloy, Rearden Metal, holds the promise that innovation can overcome the slide into anarchy.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

• • Atlas Shrugged to begin shooting in June 

Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | Atlas Shrugged,” the 1957 Ayn Rand novel about a dystopian future, will move into independent production on June 11, according to Deadline New York. The book was optioned in 1992 by John Aglialoro, who paid one million dollars for complete rights to a film version. Since then, a number of false starts have plagued the project, including former plans to develop the story as a television miniseries. Aglialoro’s current plan is to turn the massive novel into four features, directed by first timer Stephen Polk with a script by Brian O’Tool and Aglialoro himself.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

 Now entering the City of Ember 
,
Report from the set of the movie City of Ember.
Scattered throughout the city [set] are posters celebrating everyone doing their jobs. They're classic '40s and '50s style posters, like the cover of an Ayn Rand novel.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

• • • Vadim Perelman shows The Life Before Her Eyes 
,
Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | Interview with the writer/director.
[Q:] You've optioned and adapted a few books, so as far as having the original author involved, what's your take on that? [A:] So far, I've had three, now four, adaptations that I've done to date. I did "The Giver" which is like a big huge young adult novels, and then I'm just in the process of doing “Atlas Shrugged”... well, that author is dead, but she has millions of minions that are watching over me. [Q:] I know a lot of people who consider that book their favorite book, and it's a really hard book to try and adapt. [A:] It's kind of like "Lord of the Rings" in a way. There's a very vocal fandom and community and very intelligent ones at that, so you can't really f**k around with them.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

• •Jolie and Pitt circling Atlas Shrugged? 

Lionsgate has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged from Howard and Karen Baldwin (Ray), who will produce with John Aglialoro, reports Variety. Angelina Jolie, a longtime devotee of Rand's, and Brad Pitt, also a fan, are rumored to be circling the leading roles of Dagny Taggart and John Galt.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

DiCaprio to rock the Cat’s Cradle 

News of plans by Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, to develop and produce a film version of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle to be written by James V. Hart.
Hart is adapting Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged for Baldwin Entertainment.