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The Making Of A Movie
The first of a trilogy.
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December 15, 2010 -- “Atlas Shrugged: The Making of a Movie” was an evening to remember. On December 7, 2010, at the historic Hudson Theatre in New York City, The Atlas Society sponsored a celebration and backstage look at “Atlas Shrugged, Part I,” John Aglialoro’s adaptation of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus.
Aglialoro (an Atlas Society trustee) worked 18 years to find studios and stars for the project. But, with his movie option running out, he decided to produce the film himself (see “Atlas Wraps"). Introducing the film clip, he described his successful struggle to bring Atlas to a movie-viewing audience. The film covers Part I of the novel, with the rest of the trilogy to follow over the next few years.
- Atlas Society executive director David Kelley outlined the narrative elements and essential themes he looked for as a consultant on the script.
- Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal explained the genesis and extraordinary impact of his 2009 article “Atlas Shrugged: From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years.”
Edward Hudgins writes on political and social issues. He is the editor of Freedom to Trade: Refuting the New Protectionism, Space: The Free Market Frontier, and two books on postal service privatization. His latest collection is entitled An Objectivist Secular Reader. He is director of advocacy for The Atlas Society.