Despite weak box office for Part I, Atlas Shrugged Part II is underway

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eagleisland
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Despite weak box office for Part I, Atlas Shrugged Part II is underway

Story here.

I'm glad to hear it. Finally saw Part I the other day on pay-per-view. It was actually better than I expected it to be.

The goal is to have Part II in theaters in October of this year. Ambitious.

Wonder where they got the money?

Abacus
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I have never read the book

I have never read the book and thoroughly enjoyed part I. I am glad they're making a part II.

Michelle Anderson
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We've watched it twice now.

We've watched it twice now. And I imagine before we watch part II, we'll watch it again.

How do they measure box office these days? Just theaters? Or do they add in PPV and rentals? How do they calculate bought DVDs making the rounds of friends and relatives?

eagleisland
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jeepn - do read the book.

jeepn - do read the book. Rand was an annoying writer - she could burn four pages on someone opening a window - but the book is well worth it.

Vic Berardelli
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Reason Magazine web site is

Reason Magazine web site is offering a special deal on the Part I DVD in its store.
I shall not buy it because I thought the movie was dreadful. However, a beautifully-bound 50th Anniversary Edition of the book is displayed prominently on my living room book shelf. I wore my teeshirt with the Atlas Shruggedbook jacket on the front and wished it weren't a warm summer day because, had I worn a jacket, I would have zipped it up to cover it from shame. I'm glad I didn't wear my teeshirt with the picture of Ayn Rand on the front because it probably would have bunched up on me uncomfortably during the movie as she cringed in horror.

Abacus
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Thanks eagleisland, I got the

Thanks eagleisland, I got the book for Christmas and have started it.

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Jeepn; You need not read the

Jeepn; You need not read the book because shortly you will be living it.

ewv
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There is much more to the

There is much more to the book than predicting what we are seeing now. Her primary purpose in writing it was to project in fiction her view of the 'ideal man'. She did not set out to predict what is happening but rather to prevent it. The novel has a page-turning plot with a theme of the role of man's mind in life and a civilized society, illustrating in fiction how and why the predicted descent occurs and what it takes to fix it.

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