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Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged - Documentary Movie Trailer

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Published on Aug 19, 2011

SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT JANUARY 17! Get tickets at http://atlasshrugged-thedoc.com Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Set in what novelist and philosopher Rand called 'the day after tomorrow,' Atlas depicts an America in crisis, brought to her knees by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and businessmen with political pull.

Despite critical scorn and continued derision from intellectuals on all sides of the ideological spectrum Atlas has remained a popular favorite and today sells more copies than it ever did.

Why? Because - as evidenced by pointed and frequent references to Rand and Atlas Shrugged in the media -- an increasing number of Americans -- right or wrong -- see their society devolving into a nightmare scenario like the one Rand projected over a half century ago.

Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged looks into Rand's background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted.

Comments • 221

ImaSkankyHo
The movies didn't do well because 80% of the people are idiots and don't agree with her philosophy. It had nothing to do with the quality of the films. Read any reviews and you'll see this. They are more about the ideas than the movie.
Cibby Krell
This was no accident..
Michael Blair
She was talking to a brick wall but fight for something or die for nothing
cvb vbc
hi
Mehmet Kenan Sinav
Is it funny that the person who was against government aid was dependent on government aid in her last days. And if didn't get the aid that she was profoundly against, she would have died on the streets.
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MrMarckeedee
Give me a break. She attained fame in a time when america had the most government/social programs in our history. Everything from New Deal to the WW2 efforts where much of the country's sectors became government controlled or regulated. Not to mention the great highway infrastructure,park service, etc built by the federal government. During this time hollywood and broadway flourished as people once again had the means to see movies and see plays. People like her made names for themselves but were pretentious a-holes pretending to be smarter than the general population. Mostly just basic ideas masquerading behind big words and snooty authors. Blah blah blah. 
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ttraderjim
The business leaders of the world are always looking for the best deal they can find. If they find that after considering all factors the United States is the best place to do business they will come here. If a business person  thinks he can do better in Singapore or China he\she will do business there. I think that this is Ayn Rand's message; If we as a nation don't make it attractive enough for business people to want to be here they will disappear. 
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Skibum Willy
Watch “Occupying Chairlifts” on youtube, a simple rule tweak on inheritance ends up changing the direction and purpose of modern human life! Here’s a fair way to transition forward, something specific we can demand, protest for, and adopt ourselves! Spread it around! If this isnt the best answer, at least we’re thinking about what might be. What if we were really just this close to having it work right? Oh yeah, it's a Ski movie thing. Watch “Occupying Chairlifts” on Youtube!
puppetsock
Heh heh. I've never met you, but I'm pretty sure you are plaid. Oh, we are not playing "make absurd statements based on nothing?" Well, you started playing it, so I thought that was what we were doing.
monjiaitaly
one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century.
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