Friday, October 26, 2012

Atlas Shrugged II

I have not seen either film but here are some thoughts on it for those of us who like to keep up with the movie world. To quote:
I liked Atlas Shrugged Part II more than Part I, and in fact, more than the book. I know this will be heresy for Rand Followers, so let me explain.

The weakness of Ayn Rand is that her characters are abstractions. Each character stands for an idea or a type. In a way, this is odd for a champion of individualism: Her characters are not actual individuals, but stereotypes, archetypes, or caricatures. The heroes stand up, give long speeches, and the other characters actually listen. Not too realistic. (Read entire article.)

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