Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
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Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged looks into Rand's background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted.
"...a dystopian cautionary tale about a future USA." --The Boston Phoenix
"Guaranteed to start arguments in the parking lot." --Box Office Magazine
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Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus; the summation of her philosophy of objectivism. This documentary, to be really good, has to sum up that philosophy well. Does it do that? I think the summary of objectivism is well done, but somewhat lacking in the in depth and quality needed to fully explain her philosophy and its outcomes. Ayn Rand was an unrestricted capitalist. Government had to get totally out of the economic system so it can sprint along propelled by the energy of free minds. But she was also an atheist who rejected any idea of God (god) as mystic. She thought that production was the key reason and purpose of humanity. The documentary does not go into Rand's ideas that throughly.Read more ›
The documentary also walks you through Ayn Rand's life and helps the viewer understand why she wrote the book.
The movie reminded me that I need to go out and find new people who might learn from the book. As I left the theater, I actually considered reading it a third time...thankfully, I quickly came to my senses (LOL!)
This fascinating documentary, which was released in 2011, gives the story of Ayn Rand and her magnum opus. The book tells the story of Ms. Rand's life in Russia, her immigration to the U.S., and her discovery that the same root philosophy that resulted in the horror of communism was already at work, undermining the nation's future. Then, it goes on to tell of her literary life, her triumphs and disappointments (more of the latter than the former), and of the impact her writings have had.
Overall, I found this to be a great documentary. Even if you don't agree with Ms. Rand or her philosophy, it is a very interesting look at a woman who has had a large (but largely ignored!) impact on American thinking. I really enjoyed it, and don't hesitate to recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been a devotee of Rand since the mid sixties. I have read all of her works and even was a subscriber to her newsletter. I bought this book to add to my collection.Published 1 month ago by Cuzilla47
Atlas Shrugged is an awesome movie. I got all 3 of them and it was so very entertaining. I was really amazed at the story line. I think everyone would enjoy it.Published 2 months ago by couchpoato
I have read all of Rand's fiction and about half of her non-fiction books so far. That being said, this wotk did not add much to my understanding of Rand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon customer1
This was better than I thought possible. It gives insight into her thoughts as writing the book. Also, this shows how she predicted today's problems in the 1950s that are coming... Read morePublished 4 months ago by RJ
"Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged" gives a basic overview of Rand's literary carreer and some basic information about her philosophy and moral values and what... Read morePublished 6 months ago by NoWireHangers
The documentary does not live up to its title. There were very few examples of "what was prophesized," and "the way things are today. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Feilongshi
Terriible. A a visual hagiography of a monster. One star seems overly generous.Published 9 months ago by John Mc Teague
Everyone in America should see the DVD Atlas Shrugged, AGENDA, the DVD Grinding Down America and the DVD obama 2016. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Miles Miller
Amazing that over 50 years ago, she predicted what would be happening today.Published 10 months ago by Linda S