Cameo Quibble

Posted by MattFranke 7 years, 2 months ago to Movies
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"The cameos, by the way, do little for the movie, but that's another quibble." from straightlinelogic's review.
Ok, here's my silver dime. (My way of saying two cents) I think Ron Paul was a decent choice as he is a living example of Randian idealism, consistently. I was VERY disappointed to see Beck and Hannity poaching publicity, and think that their appearance in the movie was a disservice to Ayn Rand's philosophy. In short, I don't think that she would be a fan of either of them. Maybe I'm wrong, but I have a hard time imagining Ayn sitting and watching Beck (or Hannity) clown around and jibber jabber. I have stated my opinion before, that I think they are both (among others) a judas goat for conservatives that like to think they are libertarians (but aren't). They are tainted goods and do not exemplify good objectivists by any means. For those who want evidence for my opinion, please read Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World.
That's what I have to say. What do you think??

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  • Posted by LionelHutz 7 years, 2 months ago
    I think it was a major mistake because it actually runs contrary to the novel. The press wasn't critical of Mr Thompson, they were willing accomplices carrying water for the administration. Having Hannity in there saying "I don't see how Thompson survives this" is just so counter to the state of affairs in the book - a country that had degraded from a Republic to a Tyranny that didn't allow critical voices.
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  • Posted by $ number6 7 years, 2 months ago
    I stated in my review on the first day that the use of Hannity, Beck and Wilkow seemed to be major mistakes.
    It will turn off many people who might might be reached with the overall message because of their polarizing personalities.
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  • Posted by SD86 7 years, 2 months ago
    Hannity and Beck were in there to continue the message (and they delivered it nicely) but it indeed was a contradiction.... Opposition opinion would never have been allowed on Mr. Thompson's airwaves. Hannity and Beck could not exist in the nation that America had become in the movie (and novel).
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