Atlas Shrugged by Ayn RandThis is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?
Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor — and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.
Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life — from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy — to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction — to the philosopher who becomes a pirate — to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph — to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad — to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.
You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions.
This is a mystery story, not about the murder — and rebirth — of man’s spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.
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Atlas Shrugged is Rand's magnum opus. It is her last, longest, most philosophically detailed, and in the opinion of many, best novel. Since its publication in , it has been her best-selling book. The plot is framed as a mystery story, but with strong elements of romance and science fiction, as well as Rand's trademark philosophical ideas. There are actually two mysteries: one about why so many of the world's most productive minds are disappearing, the other about who invented a revolutionary new kind of motor. As you might guess, the solutions to the two mysteries are closely related. Readers follow the struggles of Dagny Taggart, a railroad executive, and Hank Rearden, a steel magnate, as they attempt to answer both of these questions and stave off the collapse of an increasingly irrational and collectivist society.
A first trailer and poster for the Ayn Rand adaptation Atlas Shrugged: Part II have landed online to prove that the sequel actually did get made. Part I was a box office flop when it hit theaters and netted overwhelmingly negative reviews, but the producers were determined to carry on with their plans to complete the trilogy.
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The economy in Colorado is collapsing. Nobody has been able to replicate Ellis Wyatt's method of creating oil from shale, and without the Wyatt fields, the companies dependent on them go out of business., It is the second installment in the Atlas Shrugged film series and the first sequel to the film Atlas Shrugged: Part I , continuing the story where its predecessor left off. Dagny Taggart pilots an airplane in pursuit of another plane.
Not to be confused with the awesome trailer for "Cloud Atlas," the first teaser for "Atlas Shrugged: Part 2" has arrived online. If you're sitting there thinking, "Wait, didn't this movie get scrapped by producer and writer John Aglialoro after critics savaged the little-seen 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 1'? That's because you remember Aglialoro told the Los Angeles Times he was reconsidering his planned "Atlas Shrugged" trilogy. Based on the famed book by Ayn Rand, the second part of "Atlas Shrugged" deals with a government that is infringing on the rights of its people "All copyrights shall be transfered to the federal government. All wages and other forms of income are hereby frozen," says the fiendish president; "I won't be a slave," says the film's heroine and the discovery of an energy source-cum-MacGuffin that could save the world.
Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States. In a post-apocalyptic America, the iron fist of the totalitarian government seeks to crush one mysterious man named John Galt, who has the power and influence to change everything..
The official trailer for Atlas Shrugged Part 2 appears this evening, Wednesday, September 5, at p. Here's the dialogue:. Rearden, times have changed. We all have to be flexible. We can't be tied down by rigid principles. The clip ends with the shocking sound of an explosion and a glimpse of a plane crash. Stay tuned.