Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Sharon Gless
Director: Michael Paxton Cast: Sharon Gless
Michael Paxton

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Author and philosopher Ayn Rand (born Alice Rosenbaum) developed an intense following in the 1930s and '40s for her best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and her anti-Communist, pro-Capitalism creed of Objectivism. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is a two-and-a-half hour exploration of her life, work, and influence, featuring newsreel footage of Rand and interviews with her friends, associates, and followers. Narrated by actress Sharon Gless, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature of 1998.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
UPC: 0712267980420
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 41,962

Special Features

Disc 1: Widescreen edition of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life; Disc 2: Bonus material; Photo gallery of some never-before-seen photos: Ayn Rand & Frank O'Connor; To Lorne Dieterling, deleted dance sequence from the film; Stills from the filmed version of Ayn Rand's play, Ideal; Stills of Kay Gonda's "movie roles" from Ideal; Bonus footage of outtakes from the film: additional interviews with friends of Ayn Rand; The complete filmed version of Ayn Rand's play, Ideal; Episode of Filmmakers - an interview with director Michael Paxton on the making of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life; Cast & crew bios; Website information and reading list

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen Edition
1. Main Titles [4:14]
2. Growing Up in Russia [5:19]
3. The Mysterious Valley [8:15]
4. God and the Universe [4:42]
5. Discovering the Cinema [4:47]
6. Coming to America [5:39]
7. Working for DeMille [4:07]
8. Meeting Frank O'Connor [6:04]
9. "What Is Romantic Love?" [7:51]
10. Night of January 16th [4:48]
11. We the Living [7:58]
12. The Founding Fathers [3:38]
13. Anthem [2:32]
14. The Fountainhead [9:18]
15. Fighting Collectivism/H.U.A.C. [4:00]
16. Filming the Fountainhead [8:17]
17. Nathaniel Branden [3:32]
18. Frank O'Connor [1:20]
19. The Pursuit of Happiness [4:23]
20. Atlas Shrugged [7:04]
21. Public Speaking [8:02]
22. To Lorne Dieterling/Objectivism [5:16]
23. Articles and Non-Fiction [4:09]
24. Ayn's Family [2:36]
25. Loving America/Losing Frank [5:07]
26. Enjoying Life Until the Last Moment [6:10]
27. End Credits [4:42]

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