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Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? comes to theaters this weekend! The movie opens on September 12 in almost 300 theaters, nation-wide. Find the theater nearest to you on the movie's official website. There are other fun ways to get involved, too! Use The Atlas Society's merchandise link to access the movie's merchandise store. Follow The Atlas Society and Atlas Shrugged The Movie on Facebook. Demand the movie in your town. Share this article on your own social media.
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TAS's Part 2 Special Edition DVD features:
- Three beautifully produced video commentaries on scenes from the film by David Kelley, including commentary on Francisco D'Anconia's "money speech."
- David Kelley's interviews with leads in the film: Samantha Mathis (Dagny Taggart), Jason Beghe (Hank Rearden), Esai Morales (Francisco D'Anconia), Patrick Fabian (James Taggart), and Kim Rhodes (Lillian Rearden).
- Atlas Shrugged and the Struggle for Liberty," a panel discussion at the 2012 Atlas Summit, with John Stossel, Grover Norquist, Robert Poole, and Alexander McCobin.
- "The World of Atlas Shrugged" audio feature (also included in TAS's Part 1 Special Edition).
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Have you ever wanted to see what Galt’s gulch looks like? Ever wondered how Galt’s speech could be adapted for film? You are less than two weeks away from the answers.
Atlas Shrugged Part 3: Who is John Galt? opens September 12, 2014, in selected theaters. To find a theater near you, check out the map at the movie's online forum, Galt’s Gulch Online. The site will also show you how to organize an “Atlas Shrugged Meet-up.” Share the experience with friends and other fans!
See the trailer below and get excited for Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?!
Atlas Shrugged fans will genuinely enjoy this casual behind-the-scenes look at the film trilogy. Joe Thomas, radio talk show host on 107.5 WCHV-FM (Charlottesville, Virginia) interviews Atlas Society founder David Kelley. David served as a script consultant to the trilogy.
The Atlas Shrugged movie has released its teaser trailer for Part 3: Who Is John Galt?!
See images created by sand artist Joe Castillo, illustrating a sunrise, John Galt, and the statue of liberty. The text reads a quote by Patrick Henry: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
Fans of the Atlas Shrugged book might recall that John Galt, Francisco D'Anconia, and Ragnar Dannesköld attended Patrick Henry University.
See the movie this fall on September 12, 2014, or get a first look at the full-length pre-release of the film at The Atlas Summit, June 19-22 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Atlas Summit attendees will have an unprecedented and exclusive opportunity to view and offer feedback on Atlas Shrugged Part III as it is in the process of final production. It’ll be like sitting in the producer’s chair as you view a full-length preview of Atlas Shrugged Part III.
The producers are interested in the reaction of fans as they prepare the film for public release September 12th. They know that Atlas Summit attendees can be expected to provide the insight of people who know and love the story of Atlas Shrugged and are eager to see the film succeed.
Apr 24, 2014
The Atlas Shrugged movie is now accepting Bitcoin to join their web forum, called Galt’s Gulch Online. Limited content is available for free to all visitors of Galt’s Gulch Online, but premium content, such as the new Atlas Shrugged Part 3 teaser trailer, is available only to “producers” who pay a fee. And that fee can now be paid in Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a digital money sweeping the world and offering some degree of freedom from government currencies. It imitates the scarcity of a material currency (e.g. gold) by means of an algorithm, which places a limit on the amount of bitcoin that can be “mined” from its source by those who maintain the transaction ledger. As Rob Wile puts it, "It's like a giant interactive spreadsheet everyone has access to and updates."
The Atlas Shrugged movie team has set a release date of September 12 for the final installment of the Atlas films. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? features Laura Regan as Dagny Taggart, Rob Morrow as Hank Rearden, and Kris Polaha as the heroic John Galt. (See the full cast list.) In this final chapter we'll see scenes from 'Galt's Gulch', the fictional utopia of creative capitalists. We'll also hear Galt's speech, dramatizing Ayn Rand's message in Atlas Shrugged and calling for individualism and freedom.
The Atlas Society has supported the movie team throughout the trilogy, offering insights and providing connections between the movie and the philosophy of Objectivism. Fans of Atlas Shrugged will recognize September as a significant time in the novel (the story begins on September 2), while the politically inclined will recognize September as anticipating midterm elections. Producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow have taken advantage of American politicial unrest and the timing of elections for the previous movies as well, with Part 1 released on April 15 in 2011, and Part 2 released before the 2012 presidential election.
Audiences looking foward to the movie can signal their interest by "demanding" the movie in their cities. Areas with the most interest will tell the movie team and distributors where best to use their resources.
Picture: Kris Polaha as John Galt, photographed by Judd Weiss.
Mar 15, 2014
Interview with Kris Polaha
The John Galt Theme
Who Is John Galt?
On Friday in Los Angeles, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and precious metals expert Michael Maloney paid tribute to Atlas Shrugged when he gathered his staff to read aloud to them from the novel. He chose the famous "money speech," delivered by the character Francisco d'Anconia. The staff meeting was recorded, combined with other footage, and edited into a final video entitled "A Warning for Americans."
Maloney is the owner and founder of GoldSilver.com and WealthCycles.com, a monetary historian, and the author of the Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver. He has partnered with Robert Kiyosaki in the popular "Rich Dad Poor Dad" financial education programs, and appeared in the documentary End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless.
Dan Rubock of GoldSilver.com provided this explanation:
Welcome to our weekly company meeting. Like most businesses, each week we have a scheduled time where staff from all departments meet and report on what they achieved during the past week, as well as what will be happening in the near future. For us, this happens every Friday afternoon. It's the only time during the week when the phones are predictably quieter, a handy result of being located on the West Coast and marching to the tune of an East Coast market close. . . .
At these weekly meetings our CEO, Mike Maloney, usually reads something to the team. It could be a current news item, or something that he has been working on for his new book. But most often, it will be a short snippet of wisdom from something Mike has found to be inspirational. . .
Recently, Mike mentioned to me that he was going to read a section from his favorite book of all time - Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Whoa. This was obviously not going to be a normal company meeting. Having just started to scrape the surface of explaining the dangers of socialism in Episode 5 of Hidden Secrets Of Money, it was obvious that this reading would make for an excellent video. It's also very timely when you consider the current events in Crimea, where Ayn Rand lived as a young girl. Yet another example of history echoing through the ages.
. . .I hope you enjoy being in our our company meeting . . . [W]e closed out the meeting as we do every week by reading our mission together, out loud: To enlighten the world that maximum prosperity can only be achieved through individual freedom, free markets, and sound money.
. . . As always, all we ask for in return is that you share this video far and wide. This is a message that needs to be heard.
Video: Entrepreneur Michael Maloney on why Atlas Shrugged is so important.
"This wealth redistribution and people thinking that they can live off of economic energy that you create, it's a very evil thing that just brings about poverty and starvation. So, if you want poverty and death, vote for more socialism. If you don't, vote for the government to get out of your life . . . "
James Taggart is what would now be called a "crony capitalist." His wedding guests are the elite of a politicized economy. Taggart, Francisco, and Hank are all members of the "1%" --but the "money speech" (in the novel, and its distilled essence in the movie) is a clarion call to understand the nature of wealth and the distinction between those who produce it and those who acquire it through political favors. Watch now >
Thanks to you, our readers, taking action, Myths About Ayn Rand: Popular Errors and the Insights They Conceal, rocketed up the charts to become a #1 Amazon best-seller in the free Kindle category of "Political Philosophy." It edged out The Communist Manifesto to grab that #1 spot. The book also advanced rapidly in Amazon's internal search algorithm, turning up on page one of searches for "Ayn Rand"—-ahead of For the New Intellectual, The Romantic Manifesto, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Ayn Rand Reader, and many others..
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