Today's Ayn Rand News from Randex

Today's Ayn Rand News from Randex
Vadim Perelman to direct ‘Atlas’
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:45 PM CDT
Lionsgate has brought on Vadim Perelman to rewrite "Atlas Shrugged" and direct Angelina Jolie in the starring role. While Lionsgate needs to get a final script before formally committing to a start date with Perelman at the helm, the move puts the company in a strong position for an early 2008 production start, just a shade over 50 years after Ayn Rand's famed novel was first published in 1957. — Michael Fleming, Variety
Bryan Caplan
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:41 PM CDT
Criticism of economist Bryan Caplan. Caplan wrote an “intellectual autobiography” that explains his journey into libertarianism. "It began with Ayn Rand, as it proverbially does," he writes. His friend convinced him to read a passage from Atlas Shrugged in an eleventh grade journalism class. He later finished the thousand-plus page tome in "three largely sleepless nights” and promptly requested materials from libertarian mailing lists. — Steven White, Campus Progress
Collective Soul - Afterwords review
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:37 PM CDT
Taking the name Collective Soul from an Ayn Rand book called The Fountainhead, the group was quickly signed to Atlantic Records. — Mitch Michaels,
A nation is defined by the breadth of its cultures
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:32 PM CDT
In "Multiculturalism means anti-American" (Other Views, Aug. 23), Elan Journo of the Ayn Rand Institute paints a distorted and inflammatory view of multicultural education -- one that plays to fears and stereotypes. — Maryann Woods-Murphy, The Record (Hackensack, NJ)
Don’t blame Bukowski for bad poetry
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:29 PM CDT
On the poetry of Charles Bukowski. In a mostly appreciative New Yorker review, Adam Kirsch still managed this cheeky, backhanded compliment: "[Bukowski] bears the same relation to poetry as Zane Grey does to fiction, or Ayn Rand to philosophy - a highly colored, morally uncomplicated cartoon of the real thing." — Charles Bukowski, The Guardian (London)
Perelman to direct Jolie in ‘Atlas Shrugged’
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:27 PM CDT
Director Vadim Perelman has been brought in to direct the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's best-seller 'Atlas Shrugged' starring Angelina Jolie. —
Columbia University president gets what’s coming to him
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:23 PM CDT
At the University of California at Los Angeles [...] an objectivist student organization (which was pro-illegal immigration, by the way) attempted to hold a debate on the immigration issue. Other pro-illegal immigration factions on campus attempted to shut down the event in an effort to keep the pro-enforcement position from being expressed at all, even in a debate. UCLA was complicit in the effort by charging the group an unconscionable amount of money for security. Rather than assuring that whatever the opposition the free speech rights of the organizing group would be protected, the university essentially shut down the debate by erecting an enormous fiscal barrier. — Luke Sheahan, Family Security Matters
Jolie shrugs at last
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 01:19 PM CDT
On the selection of Vadim Perelman as director for the Atlas Shrugged movie. [Perelman's] wrongheadedly literal adaptation of Andre Dubus III's The House of Sand and Fog suggests that he's just the guy to make a garish, tone-deaf, memorably unintentional comedy out of Rand's already unfilmable novel. — Jeremy Smith,
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