We all know what an abysmal track record Hollywood has when it comes to making movies from great books. With that being considered, I guess I should consider myself lucky that I didn’t read the books that preceded my favorite movies and that most of my favorite books have never made it to the silver screen.
But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t wished that others could see those great stories played out the way I’ve “seen” them in my head. And out of all those I’ve wanted to see put to film, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged has been on the top of my movie “wish list” for over thirty years!
Well, after many failed attempts, it looks like Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 is finally going to hit the big screen on Tax Day – Friday, April 15, 2011! Several sites have even posted the movie trailer, including Dan Mitchell’s International Liberty: The Movie Trailer for Atlas Shrugged!. Here’s my reblog:
More videos at AtlasShruggedPart1′s Channel on YouTube
The Atlasphere’s Hans Schantz has posted his interview with Screenwriter Brian Patrick O’Toole at Q&A: The Atlas Shrugged movie trailer, and Dan Mitchell has posted his impressions after a pre-release viewing at Having Now Watched the Movie, Here’s a Glowing Review of Atlas Shrugged.
As for myself, I can’t remember ever being both this excited and this filled with dread over the release of a movie!
This post is just one of many posts from the In Her Own Words volume of this blog.
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