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'Atlas Shrugged: Part II'
Filmmakers Hope to Sway
Election (Video)

Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/13/2012 6:25:18 AM

The studios and filmmakers behind Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln are avoiding the appearance of trying to influence the U.S. presidential election by holding their movies' release dates until after Nov. 6.Another film, though, is making no bones about its attempt to sway voters. Atlas Shrugged: Part II, which opened Friday, not only wants to encourage moviegoers to vote against President Barack Obama, it’s boasting of its motives in its ad campaign. “Ayn Rand’s best-selling novel is now a major motion picture event. Will it influence the election?” a TV and radio commercial has been asking.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/13/2012 6:41:51 AM     (No. 8929731)

It is amazing that Ayn Rand could write a book of fiction in the 1950's, and that the Obama administration could change Atlas Shrugged into non-fiction.

Ms. Rand was truly a visionary that was able to look ahead to an America as a socialist nation.

I do hope the movie impacts the election.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pixelero, 10/13/2012 6:52:44 AM     (No. 8929741)

Read Orwell.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/13/2012 6:56:20 AM     (No. 8929742)

Sadly, what Ayn Rand wrote about in 'Atlas Shrugged' is coming true under the community organizer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LtE126, 10/13/2012 7:16:33 AM     (No. 8929766)

I saw it yesterday, and it was good, but in a way that it was the setup for the next one.

There was some goofball in back of me that was talking to himself (but really for me) obviously a fan of the kenyan...with his "that's so ridiculous" burping and little laughs at crucial times. Though the old me would have started with him, I let it go...it was very desperate sounding.

We're winning, guys...

BTW, the guy who does the casting really, really, really knows how to pick the "adult female" for his movies. A true treat for the eyes of us red blooded American males.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Native Texan, 10/13/2012 8:09:19 AM     (No. 8929847)

My husband and I saw the movie yesterday and it's really, interesting to think this was written in the fifties and was a fictional novel and we are seeing it played out right before our eyes in 2012.
We can not survive 4 more years of Obama.
We must vote him out and vote Romney/Ryan in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dallasdude, 10/13/2012 8:26:43 AM     (No. 8929883)

The stupid writer says Dark Thirty comes out after the election.... Wrong

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/13/2012 8:42:42 AM     (No. 8929910)

"Zero Dark Thirty" is released on December 19, 2012. The Seal Team Six Movie by National Geographic is televised the day before the election.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Envirodude, 10/13/2012 9:07:20 AM     (No. 8929964)

The movie will not influence the election. I saw it yesterday to support the group that made the first one (saw it too). If you did not read the book, you would be lost. Nobody that reads the book and sees the movie will vote for Obama.....perhaps Romney either.


I thought the camera work was not very good. There was a shot where they were across the street from a door and you could see the top of a sign. Rather than shoot the sign, or move it, they panned the camera down so you could read it and then panned back up.

To me, the only shot that made a statement was the $800+ gas pump image for 20 gallons of fuel.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Marzipan, 10/13/2012 10:27:44 AM     (No. 8930168)

An amazing show of thick headedness by proclaiming the cart before horse. Who would of thought a conservative in the 1950's writing a book against socialistic rule and tendencies would be writing specifically against the current admin? Is Animal farm also propagandisic material pro Romney? Is Soylent Green outing Food inc?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/14/2012 11:31:26 AM     (No. 8932211)

The Lady Chihuahua and I saw the movie yesterday. Both of us thought it was well made. Both of us have read the book, and the movie follows the book closely. Fascinating how they managed to make the movie apply to present day or 'near future'.

For people who won't understnad the message of Atlas Shrugged, best way to connect with them is to point out how much money the government is costing them, especially food and energy. Even welfare bennys don't go as far. Heh.

Go out and see the movie!

On a slightly different topic, found out Atlas Shrugged part 1 was shown in our area even though it wasn't advertised anywhere. Even on the Atlas Shrugged website. You had to check around, and it might be playing. The same could apply for part 2.

Looks like there will be a part 3.

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