Atlas Shrugged

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Explore the ideas in the novel and meet the stars of the film trilogy


Atlas Shrugged Part 3: video scene commentaries

Gain insight into the ideas of Atlas Shrugged. Featuring clips from Atlas Shrugged Part 3.
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Atlas Shrugged video course!

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 teaser trailer just released In these short, engaging videos, philosopher David Kelley, a script consultant on the movie trilogy, plays excerpts from the films and discusses their philosophical meaning.

Each commentary discusses a key idea as dramatized in the films. By watching them, you will acquire or deepen your mastery of the basic elements of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism.  Note; Six new videos have been added to htis series.
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Interview with actress Samantha Mathis (Dagny Taggart)

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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Interview with actor Jason Beghe (Hank Rearden)

Hank Rearden is an Atlas holding up the world through his productive genius, yet is beset by government bureaucrats trying to control him, and married to a woman who despises and finally betrays him. Jason Beghe talks about Hank's integrity as the core of the character. This interview was filmed in L.A. on the set of Atlas Shrugged Part 2.  Watch now >


Interview with Esai Morales (Francisco d'Anconia) 

Esai Morales describes how he negotiated the fine line his character walks—trying to recruit Hank and Dagny for his mysterious purpose without giving away too much  of the secret.
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Interview with Patrick Fabian (James Taggart)

How do you play a non-entity? While filming the Taggart wedding scene in Atlas Shrugged Part 2, Patrick Fabian shared his insights about the character of James Taggart. 
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Interview with Kim Rhodes (Lillian Rearden)

Kim Rhodes discusses the intersecting motives that drive Lillian and make her the villain we love to hate.
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