Anthem: The Graphic Novel Video Series

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Have you checked out the Anthem video series by The Atlas Society?

Watch episodes 1-8: https://discover.atlassociety.org/ant...
SOURCE URL: https://discover.atlassociety.org/anthem-video-series/


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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 months, 1 week ago
    Cool! I suggested I wanted something like this, and everyone here condemned the notion as watering down Ayn Rand. I don't care about them. I think this is great.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 2 months ago
    Very timely. The cry of "inequality" is now part of socialist mantra gripping the transformed Democrat party. A graphic novel format should capture the attention of younger readers.
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    • Posted by  $  Solver 2 months ago
      In this world of near perfect equity, what would the cultural marxists do to the council of elders? They seem quite oppressive.

      Answer: they are the council of elders.
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  • Posted by  $  Solver 2 months ago
    This used to be a harder story to read because of the extensive use of the word, “We” commonly meaning one singular person. These days it’s gotten much easier.
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  • Posted by OzzieWest 2 months ago
    Yes. It might appeal to those who do not read, or those who cannot. Leaving them out seems like a recipe for losing. That would make us, LOOZERS. We want to win. So, spreading these ideas far and wide is a good thing.
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  • Posted by bsmith51 2 months ago
    The challenge is to develop a connection between the viewer and a hero who calls himself, "we." I felt no such connection and don't see how young people would, either.
    Told in the manner of the Divergent/Insurgent/Allegiant movie series, this message could be very powerful, but I don't feel it here. Comics were never my thing, anyway.
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  • Posted by EgoPriest 2 months ago
    The esthetics are without flaw. It is a thoroughly unobjectionable adaptation (imo). But it is not advertising for a novel that is ubiquitous due to lack of copyright; it is advertising, rather, for the Atlas Society (an organization for skeptics opposed to thinking in principle).

    The Anthem videos, in and of themselves, redundantly caption the obvious for anyone who's actually had the pleasure of reading Rand's unsurpassed prose. I'd have been more impressed had it been made by non-Objectivists (oh, that's right, it was). -- (B^\/)
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 months ago
    I got my interest in classic literature from 6th grade when I had all the Classics Illustrated comic books. I awakened my interest to read the real thing and understand more. Our daughter did read "Anthem" as a sixth grader (given to her by us, not the school), and understood it perfectly well. Okay, her IQ is in the top 1% of the US.
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  • Posted by OzzieWest 2 months ago
    I have not watched this yet, but if it is good I will be sharing the link on all of my other social and antisocial media. So should we all.
    Spread the word !
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  • Posted by  $  puzzlelady 2 months ago
    Have you shown it at Comicon yet? It needs to be doled out in small doses because the story is too horrible. And too prophetic of where our culture is going. And this medium of story-telling is what today's young go for. Comics are cool, and the more extreme the cooler. Bravo, Jennifer.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months ago
    Me dino has been watching these episodes as they appear on The Atlas Shrugged Newsletter in my email.
    Loved comic books as a kid, buying the first Spiderman, Iron Man, The Hulk, Creepy, Eerie, Blazing Combat, Vampirella and
    others like Thor, Antman, Dr. Strange bla, bla, bla and saving none (if I only $$$ knew what keepers could be worth at the time).
    Never have bought what became graphic novels (looked through some at Barnes And Noble),but I like this one being narrated to me.
    The art is pretty much what I'm used to having seen.
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    • Posted by Beatlemicah 2 months ago
      Superman
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months ago
        Action Comics #1 came out during 1938.
        Me dino was born 1947. All the firsts I named came out during the 60s.
        The first Fantastic Four I bought was #4. Missed that first, though that #4 got me hooked on Marvel.
        In #4, I'll never forget Thing carrying a huge nuke on his back through a tunnel.
        New memory flash! I bought #4 in Panama City, Florida, and read it on the ride back to Alabama.
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  • Posted by gharkness 2 months ago
    Watched Episode 1. Prefer to dribble out the content so it will last. Also I agree with DeanGalvinFL that I don't understand the appeal of the "graphic novel."

    Makes me think that it's being dumbed down for people who can't/won't read - and maybe that's true, but it bothers me. I guess whatever it takes to get the points across....
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  • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 2 months ago
    Excellent!
    I haven't read Anthem in years and now I will revisit it.
    Quite well done!
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    • Posted by carollconnelly 2 months ago
      I originally read Anthem in 1996 (helping my 16 year old son with an assignment). I'm not sure why, but I had an urge to read it again a few months ago (must have been something going on in the world that made me think of the book). Enjoyed it even more 22 years later (older and wiser?). Read it again. You won't regret it!
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  • Posted by LazarusLong 2 months ago
    I've read the book several times and now watching the graphic novel series. I find that the series is staying pretty close to the book as I've tried to follow along with the book in hand. Am thoroughly enjoying this series.
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