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Just Finished "The Fountainhead"

And would say that it is equally eye opening. For those that couldn't stomach it, remember you are in for a PHILOSOPHY LESSON... So don't be obsessed with how intriguing the plot is.

Rand can teach so much philosophy by telling a story. I wish all books had this much to offer.

Yes! what a great book!

the movies? meh... but how can they be as good as such a long book?

Also just finishing The Fountainhead... another great Rand book!

I love words. Meh means

Meh means no, it isn't as good as may have been expected, but how could you ever have expected it to have been?

Oddly, it is a complimentary word.


Just checked the definition:
Well, I was half right.


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expectations are

overrated. funny though! or meh?!

I didn't understand the Jesus story until I read Atlas Shrugged.

It literally converted me.

Jesus didn't predict that Judas would betray him, he COMMANDED it. The same as John Galt commanded that in order to protect liberty and productivity, he had to destroy it, betray it and abandon it rather than spread it among swine.

The only way to safeguard it and make it grow was to sacrifice it.

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Watching this makes me want to read the book again.

Neither part I or part II movies did the book justice, although I enjoyed part I and that was a good effort. The book is where it's at in terms of the full message. When you get to the chapter entitled "This is John Galt Speaking," get ready for a 50 page speech. However, the speech by Francesco d'Anconia about money grabbed me the most. Enjoy this book if your haven't read it yet.

“Francisco’s Money Speech”

The atlas abridged audio book cuts the speech to a manageable


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It was good

and certainly thought provoking. I watched part 1 and it was so good I watched part 2 the same night. Then I watched both parts again the next day. For some strange reason I never got around to reading the book but I certainly will now.

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

I've read the book 3 or 4 times...

People get so hung up on the philosophy they forget it is an adventurous suspenseful sexy story.

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I love that description Chris

I have always viewed it as almost mythology in a way. I have not brought myself to watching the movies yet though.

They were ok...

Like that they modernized the time period.

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I'm interested

in seeing how much the movie follows the book.. I usually read anything that doesn't read me first and I can even see the book in my minds eye when I had it years ago.

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

I've only read the paperback copy I have with cover torn off.

It is so familiar now that I don't even have to use a bookmark to remember where I left off reading the last time. And especially to where on the page I was last. Can recognize specific conversations before seeing any of the words.

Absolutely imprinted to my brain. There's a reason it is on Ron Paul's own reading list in Liberty Defined.

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I'm looking forward to seeing part II of the movie

Nice book review!

Weird movie trivia - all the cast members were replaced.

I like to think of that fact as the film makers making the statement that it doesn't matter what these people look like as they are first, just actors playing a role, and secondly a role based not on a character but an archetype, as Ayn Rand intended.

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You mean Atlas Shrugged THE MOVIE

they used different actors in parts 1 from 2? Dagney 1 and Dagney 2?

Different Dagnies, different Hanks, different Franciscos,

different Jameses, different wet nurses...

Possibly the same John Galt...

Here's a short 'making of' video:


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