‘Atlas Shrugged Part III’ Movie Review: The value of a gift–a scribble and a diamond

Posted by overmanwarrior 9 years, 8 months ago to Entertainment
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The third film in a series of three Who Is John Galt was a movie about values. Based on the treasured novel Atlas Shrugged, it did a good job of Cliff-Noting through the most important topics of the American classic. The famous John Galt speech from the novel to the movie was greatly condensed and enormously effective. The sections of the movie containing the speech along with the scene between John Galt and Mr. Thompson was powerful. Just a few weeks prior to the release of Who Is John Galt, I watched Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and can declare that there was nothing in that great movie about the last days of the Lincoln presidency that eclipsed the value of John Galt being offered all the power of the world by Mr. Thompson and Galt laughing in his face saying, “nobody should have that kind of power.” For me, it was the most powerful scene in the movie—one I would pay again and again to see—just for that one scene. There is within that exchange between Thompson and Galt the keys to most modern problems and Galt has the answer delivered with excessive minimalism. The movie shines most during this moment.
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  • Posted by LetsShrug 9 years, 8 months ago
    I loved that scene as well! T: "So what do you have to say?" JG "Nothing. I didn't ask to speak with you." lol My other favorite scene is Akston and Dagny in the vineyard, A "Would you hire your brother." D "Oh God no!" Good way to sum it up in a hurry.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 9 years, 8 months ago
      Sounds like:
      Toohey: Mr. Roark, we're alone here. Why don't you tell me what you think of me? In any words you wish. No one will hear us.
      Roark: But I don't think of you.
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      • Posted by LetsShrug 9 years, 8 months ago
        Isn't that the best line ever? "I don't".
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        • Posted by IamNemo 9 years, 8 months ago
          Expound please.
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          • Posted by khalling 9 years, 8 months ago
            Toohey is like a Paul Krugman or a Piers Morgan. Their goal is to shape public opinion and in order for that to work, they must have influence. Toohey is obsessed, not by sycophantic followers of his, but the very individualists he tries to destroy. If Roark said I hate you, well, Toohey would take that as a compliment. But to not have his attention in any way, devalues Toohey's existence-which is to destroy. If the Toohey's of the world cease to influence...that's on a personal level.
            However, on a political level, there is great danger in ignoring these kinds of people. Don't assume people have bad intentions...they're just misguided. But failure to respond to a Krugman or a Al Gore or a Rachel Carson or Bill Nye the Science Guy-does have bad results. But The Fountainhead was not written in the political realm.
            Upshot: Rand's point is EVIL is ineffective without the tacit support of GOOD people.
            in other words: evil can only happen when good men stand aside
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