7 Responses to Make Atlas Shrug Near You

  1. Gary Chartier February 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    An amusing Salon piece on what you might think the film was about if you only had the trailer to go on.

  2. Brian S February 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    “Limited release” = direct to video, essentially.

    I am guessing this will play in 5 theaters so that it’s not actually DTV, but that’s the reality. They must be hoping for a lot of rentals on Netflix.

  3. Anon73 February 19, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    I wonder if this will just make the situation worse – we already had a “lone, Randian millionaire” making this movie, opening it up to the obvious criticisms, and now it’s not even going to get a theatrical release.

  4. TomG February 19, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Hmmm. I know Atlas Shrugged (and to a lesser extent The Fountainhead) are the best known books, but in the last 30 years we have had many other libertarian, even anarchistic, novels.
    Maybe we would have more success trying to get a movie made from, say, Alongside Night. Or even The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
    (Or The Third Revolution by Anthony Lewis, but I haven’t read that one yet.)

    • Roderick February 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

      Schulman is in the course of trying to get Alongside Night made.

  5. Jonathan M. F. Catalán February 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    If the idea is to open people to new ideas, what’s the point of releasing it to people who “demand” it? I mean, we’re already open to those ideas. Well, you have to make your money, I guess! Hopefully they release it in at least one theater in every major city. When I gave my zip code, San Diego had 31 “demands”. That’s not even enough to fill own showing!


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