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Best Juneteenth celebration ever--I binge-watched Atlas Shrugged I-III

Posted by craigerb 1 month, 2 weeks ago to Entertainment
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What better way to celebrate the "end of slavery". I had forgotten how beautiful and significant the trilogy was.


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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I read both books at such a young age, but I realized on some level that i was of the same belief as what was going on. I observed Big Business and more and more realized I was a 'thinker'.
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  • Posted by CathyColeman 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I love the movies but read the book twice in a row and it is such a step up from the movies. Reading The Fountainhead now - so so good. I don't think I am the same person I was before I read them. Glad to be in touch with folk who see things this way too.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Well, I went and saw all three parts in the movie theater, but i was left with the impression that it didn't begin to do justice to the book.
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    • Posted by gafisher 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      The trilogy is the best "Hollywood" film version before or since. I'd be happy to see it done even better, but I'm not holding my breath. I love the trilogy and watch it at least once a year.
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    • Posted by $ gharkness 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      It's literally not possible to put the 1,200 + pages of AS into 6-7 hours of movie. It just cannot be done. Fortunately, I had some 40 years of reading and re-reading AS before the movies came out, and I knew to expect that they would be substandard (but I was still thrilled to see them!) I did watch as the movies were coming along, the interviews with Peikoff and some of the others involved in making them. They tried really hard to be true to the book, but at some point, you know they had to say "we've done the best we can." They were also hampered by using different actors in the roles, but that also could not be helped. (I have heard that the next several sequels to Avatar, BTW, are all being filmed at once, in order to avoid that problem. But then, Avatar has a couple of nickels more to invest than AS did.)

      BUT if they convinced a few people to investigate further "That was an interesting movie, but I wonder what was left out," then they did their job.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Great movie. Just wished they kept the cast and director from the first segment. The third was pretty campy filmography, looked like a soap opera.
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  • Posted by rjkford 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for bringing that up. We’ve got the Trilogy also (and I’m in it for 4 or 5 seconds) . Have to watch it again. There was talk about making a made for tv mini series, anyone hear anything about that?
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    • Posted by Rex_Little 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      I thought it should be a miniseries way back before there was such a thing. I hated the trilogy. Part 1 was good (Taylor Schilling matched my image of Dagny exactly except she was blonde instead of dark-haired) but the cast changes and holes in the plot ruined the rest of it for me.
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  • Posted by gafisher 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Juneteenth has been hijacked and perverted, but the event it historically (and for some, still) celebrates should resonate with every lover of liberty.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Wish I had thought of that. We did a "Columbo" marathon, and ignored the news all day. Met pals for coffee, then met some for pizza. Retirement is good, until Biden steamrolls it all.
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  • Posted by $ katrinam41 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    We ignored the whole thing. Better things to do with our time than exalt our penultimate progressive destroyers. I am of the opinion that progressives are no longer the spearheads, but have been replaced by something far worse.
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