Ayn Rand on the Big Screen

From Dangerous Minds, I see that a movie based on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is scheduled to hit theaters in April. This is the first movie of a projected trilogy.

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Now that both The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged are going to be movie trilogies, it seems a good time to remember the words of John Rogers:

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

Indeed.