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If you are an online marketer you are a Capitalist! As such, you should see the movie (and read the book) Atlas Shrugged.

You will gain a better understanding of what is happening to our world, and why it is you, the Capitalist, that is the prime mover of it.

"We are the ones who move the world."

Check out the website and see if it is playing in a theater near you!

Atlas Shrugged, the movie part 1

-David T. McKee
  • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
    My son saw it and really liked it. I'm planning on seeing this weekend.

    I've read the book and I'm looking forward to see how it translates on screen.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      I haven't seen the movie yet, but this great classic (first published 1957) is just as relevant and current today as it ever was.
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      • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        I haven't seen the movie yet, but this great classic (first published 1957) is just as relevant and current today as it ever was.
        Absolutely! I also enjoy The Fountainhead.
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      • Profile picture of the author awkwardgenius
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        I haven't seen the movie yet, but this great classic (first published 1957) is just as relevant and current today as it ever was.
        I'd argue even more so. I just finished my first read of Atlas Shrugged last month (plowing through The Fountainhead right now). I have to say it was simultaneously inspiring and terrifying to see the striking similarities between the world in this work of fiction and the one in which we live.

        Of course, the film was universally panned by critics...not merely for its low production value, but for the message, which is more essential now than ever. I don't agree with everything in Ms. Rand's world view, but her defense of freedom is an ideal to which we can all aspire.
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        • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
          Panned by the critics but doing surprisingly well at the box office:

          Critics and Audiences Disagree on 'Atlas Shrugged': Were They Watching the Same Movie? - FoxNews.com



          Originally Posted by awkwardgenius View Post

          I'd argue even more so. I just finished my first read of Atlas Shrugged last month (plowing through The Fountainhead right now). I have to say it was simultaneously inspiring and terrifying to see the striking similarities between the world in this work of fiction and the one in which we live.

          Of course, the film was universally panned by critics...not merely for its low production value, but for the message, which is more essential now than ever. I don't agree with everything in Ms. Rand's world view, but her defense of freedom is an ideal to which we can all aspire.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Wow - they made a movie? Thanks David - hadn't heard that yet. This might be one movie that will actually be as good as the book.
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    • Profile picture of the author David McKee
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Wow - they made a movie? Thanks David - hadn't heard that yet. This might be one movie that will actually be as good as the book.
      It's pretty close, I thoroughly enjoyed it. They had to update a few things to put it in that "just a little in the future" mode. I think I will go get the book and read it again, its been about 20 years.

      Unfortunately, as can be expected, the liberal media ignored or panned the movie - but then that is to be expected.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtom
    This brick-of-a-book has been on my list for so long..

    I guess I'll take the plunge. And I totally didn't know this was getting a movie. Looks good!
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  • Profile picture of the author davis cup
    I am planning to watch it online, no worth spending 100 bucks on a movie.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShaneWilliams
      Lol.....$100 for a movie....where do you live?


      Have been hearing about the book now for months. Finally ordered it. What a beast!! That's perfect though....I don't like when thoroughly great finds of entertainment end too quickly.

      Movie critics are a very weird breed to me. It seems like you have to be severely negative in nature to fill that position. I'm so open-minded that I rarely ever completely dislike a flick. Not the greatest plot....maybe the acting was good, or vice versa. Maybe it started slow but the ending was dynamite.

      Book, movies, or food....it's always best (in only my opinion of course) to sample everything yourself. Who knows your taste better than you??

      The message to this inspires me greatly so I'm sure I will love it! Just missed out on the premier here in Portland so I may have to wait till it hits DVD and BUY it. Ten years to write the book? Who am I to bootleg that effort? I will gladly invest in that level of quality!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Gubuan
        So I'm currently listening to the audiobook version of this novel. I just don't have the spare time to read it, so I listen to it while I'm at my J-O-B.

        Let me tell ya, after reading Part 1, I'm actually frightened to how real this book is. The parallels are incredibly similar to our modern society and still VERY relevant.

        I really hope that this book isn't a life imitating art kinda book.....off to see the movie now that I'm done with Part 1.
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        • Profile picture of the author ShaneWilliams
          Originally Posted by Mark Gubuan View Post

          So I'm currently listening to the audiobook version of this novel. I just don't have the spare time to read it, so I listen to it while I'm at my J-O-B.

          Let me tell ya, after reading Part 1, I'm actually frightened to how real this book is. The parallels are incredibly similar to our modern society and still VERY relevant.

          I really hope that this book isn't a life imitating art kinda book.....off to see the movie now that I'm done with Part 1.

          In this day and age I didn't even think to pick it up on audio also, thanks Mark! I'd much rather listen to a great read than most of the crap on the radio! Scribblin' that reminder on the ol' whiteboard right now!
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          • Profile picture of the author Mark Gubuan
            Originally Posted by ShaneWilliams View Post

            In this day and age I didn't even think to pick it up on audio also, thanks Mark! I'd much rather listen to a great read than most of the crap on the radio! Scribblin' that reminder on the ol' whiteboard right now!
            That was a fast response! Yeah, listening to the book is cool if you can put up with a guy doing the voice of literally EVERY character. LOL. Kinda funny but bearable. The book is just too good.
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            • Profile picture of the author ShaneWilliams
              Originally Posted by Mark Gubuan View Post

              That was a fast response! Yeah, listening to the book is cool if you can put up with a guy doing the voice of literally EVERY character. LOL. Kinda funny but bearable. The book is just too good.
              Hahahahaha....same guy doing a bunch of different voices? Well you kinda have to as the narrator. You know who was made for that role that I could listen to.....Robin Williams! (no relation, lol)
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      • Profile picture of the author David McKee
        Originally Posted by ShaneWilliams View Post

        Movie critics are a very weird breed to me. It seems like you have to be severely negative in nature to fill that position. I'm so open-minded that I rarely ever completely dislike a flick. Not the greatest plot....maybe the acting was good, or vice versa. Maybe it started slow but the ending was dynamite.
        I have to agree... don't forget, it was "Movie Critics" Who disliked "Star Wars" back in the day... yeah, they were right on the mark there...

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