Monday, September 22, 2008

Al Ruddy -- Shrugging Off 'Atlas Shrugged'

(A fascinating story of the troubled history of a cinematic version Rand's legendary novel. I guess it is difficult to make a film of a 1200 word novel when you have to deal with a gang of Objectivists?)

Al Ruddy -- Shrugging Off 'Atlas Shrugged'
The Business

Hollywood's been sniffing around Atlas Shrugged since Ayn Rand published it in 1957. So why hasn't it been made into a movie? We talk to legendary producer Al Ruddy, the first guy to get the go-ahead from Rand -- in 1974.

To Listen to the Interview

On another note, check out Bob the Angry Flower's take on Atlas Shrugged (I guess this will have to be the classic visual take on the novel):

Atlas Shrugged Pt. 2: One Hour Later

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