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Interview With Samantha Mathis (Dagny Taggart)
Atlas Shrugged Part 2
October 12, 2012 -- David Kelley, a consultant to the Atlas Shrugged movie, interviewed actress Samantha Mathis (Dagny Taggart) on the set in L.A. The two spoke during a break in the filming of Atlas Shrugged Part 2.
Samantha Mathis plays the heroine who runs a railroad in the face of mounting interference. In this interview, she talks about how she prepared for the role, including Dagny's relationships with her lover, Hank Rearden, and former lover Francisco D'Anconia.
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David Kelley earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, and later taught cognitive science and philosophy at Vassar College and Brandeis University. His articles on social issues and public policy have appeared in Harper's, The Sciences, Reason, Harvard Business Review, The Freeman, and elsewhere. His books include Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses; and The Art of Reasoning, one of the most widely used logic textbooks in the country. Kelley is founder and chief intellectual officer of The Atlas Society.