Atlas Shrugged Part I

Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead was published  in 1943, and a film version was released in 1949.   It took a bit longer to get Atlas Shrugged to the screen.  Rand's lengthy book, a 12 year effort for  the author, was published in 1957, and 54 years later, Part 1 of a planned three part film version opened (on April 15)  at about 300 theatres around the country.  Parts 2 and 3 are planned for release on tax day of 2012 and 2013. Thursday night, I was invited by the Chicago Young Republicans to see a screening of the movie, hosted by the film's Co-Producer Harmon Kaslov.  For one night the age limit on "young" Republicans was waived.   Kaslov discussed the difficulty in getting the movie made, comments he also offered in a phone interview with the Illinois Policy Institute: Predictably, the reviews of Atlas Shrugged in the mainstream press in Chicago Friday were generally awful, and some papers chose not to review the film....(Read Full Article)