Atlas Shrugged Movie Producer Comments Make Charlie Sheen Seem Like The Voice of Sanity

From The Daily Caller:

[…] John Aglialoro, the producer of the movie adaptation of the classic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged,” hinted that part three of the movie trilogy might be made as a musical.

“But you know, part three could be a musical . . . like a Les Miserables kind of a musical,” said Aglialoro. “That’s part of the impact and I guess I haven’t said this publicly yet, but I’m looking at it completely different if part three is a musical with quality music that’s done in a certain way that people will like.”

[…] Aglialoro, who held the movie rights and toiled over adapting the novel to film for 18 years, told TheDC he wants to shock audiences with the final installment: “I mean, if you saw the play Les Miserables without the music, and then with the music, you may go in there saying, ‘oh hell, I would never want to see that great book in a musical.’ That’s going to shock a lot of people to see part 3 be a musical, and part 2 may be very different from part 3 and very different from part  1. It has to be new, you know . . . We get a freshness, a vitality about it, and yet it has the same, rock-solid principles and philosophies that we all know and love.”

Clueless. If the AS movie bombs Mr. Aglialoro will be the reason for it.

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3 Responses to Atlas Shrugged Movie Producer Comments Make Charlie Sheen Seem Like The Voice of Sanity

  1. Dsharp5898 March 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Mr. Agliaoro will not be the reason for it. No movie does a great job on being translated from a good novel. AS is much too large a book to be made effectively into a movie. Too much must be left out of the movie. Only people who know the book well will understand the movie. I will go see it buy it and watch it many times but I expect to be disappointed by it. I have reread AS many times beginning in 1960. I once read it at one sitting.I began at 5AM and finished at 11:30 PM. I have read portions of it often. Each time I learn more that previously. I often reread Francisco’s instructional speeches to Rearden. I reread Galt’s often always learning from it. I am sorry to find the wworld coming to the end Rand presented in AS.

    • Patriot58 April 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

      It is very difficult to translate a great novel into a movie. For instance, I thought 2001:A Space Odyssey was an excellent book, and I thought the movie was great. But if you hadn’t read the book, you’d never fully understand the movie, especially the closing scene. They should have required that viewers sign a disclaimer stating that they wouldn’t complain about the movie if they hadn’t previously read the book. Atlas Shrugged is probably in that same category.

  2. Xamy Deus March 18, 2011 at 6:32 am #


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