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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  • Dsharp5898

    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

      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.

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