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Ayn Rand & The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
     

Ayn Rand & The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged

Director: Chris Mortensen,

Cast: Chris Mortensen, Gary Anthony Williams, Nick Jameson, Rajia Baroudi

 
Published in 1957, objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand's seminal novel Atlas Shrugged quickly became one of the most popular and yet controversial books of all time. Set in an unspecified future time frame -- which Rand referred to as "the day after tomorrow" -- the novel depicts a dystopian America in chaos, hallmarked by politicos and businessmen who squelch

Overview

Published in 1957, objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand's seminal novel Atlas Shrugged quickly became one of the most popular and yet controversial books of all time. Set in an unspecified future time frame -- which Rand referred to as "the day after tomorrow" -- the novel depicts a dystopian America in chaos, hallmarked by politicos and businessmen who squelch individual achievement, corrupt governmental regulation, and dozens of other ills. Rand uses the epic-length novel to defeat the concept of altruism, and argue that self-sacrifice and murder are equivalents of one another. This documentary from Chris Mortensen explores the individual predictions of Atlas, providing systematic evidence for the notion that our contemporary, early-21st century world has become a virtual mirror of everything that Rand predicted in the late '50s.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2012
UPC:
0829567086223
Original Release:
2011
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
28,824

Special Features

Over 40 minutes of in depth interviews, with eight experts

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Anthony Williams Narrator
Nick Jameson Voice Only
Rajia Baroudi Voice Only
John Allison Interviewee
Clifford Asness Interviewee
Mike Berliner Interviewee
Andrew Bernstein Interviewee
Harry Binswanger Interviewee
Yaron Brook Interviewee
Northrup Buechner Interviewee
Jennifer Burns Interviewee
Corey Bustamante Interviewee
Rep. John Campbell Interviewee
Christopher Cerf Interviewee
Corey Clark Interviewee
Dan Cloer Interviewee
Reut Cohen Interviewee
James Ellias Interviewee
Charlene Fowler Interviewee
Erin Fowler Interviewee
Nicole Gelinas Interviewee
Richard Graham Interviewee
Matthew Harrison Interviewee
Anne C. Heller Interviewee
James M. Kilts Interviewee
John W. McIntyre Interviewee
Michael Mignogna Interviewee
Kendall Murfas Interviewee
Kevin O'Connor Interviewee
Amy Peikoff Interviewee
Elliot Persico Interviewee
Richard E. Ralston Interviewee
Al Ruddy Interviewee
Ed Snider Interviewee
Michael Walsh Interviewee
Lisa Wolf Interviewee

Technical Credits
Chris Mortensen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Fawaz Al-Matrouk Associate Producer
Al Broderick Cinematographer
John Corry Executive Producer
Rob Marish Cinematographer
Mark Simon Cinematographer
Martin Singer Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
1. Scene 1 [6:55]
2. Scene 2 [6:47]
3. Scene 3 [8:16]
4. Scene 4 [6:28]
5. Scene 5 [6:39]
6. Scene 6 [8:30]
7. Scene 7 [5:14]
8. Scene 8 [7:13]
9. Scene 9 [3:11]
10. Scene 10 [3:27]
11. Scene 11 [7:28]
12. Scene 12 [9:23]

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