I love the free market

From the LA Times:

EXCLUSIVE: Twelve days after opening “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the producer of the Ayn Rand adaptation said Tuesday that he is reconsidering his plans to make Parts 2 and 3 because of scathing reviews and flagging box office returns for the film.

I’m having deep second thoughts on why I should do Part 2.

–John Aglialoro, the businessman who spent 18 years and more than $20 million of his own money to make, distribute and market “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1

Isn’t that the point? The Market rules everything, right Randites? If there’s no market for it, then it deserves to die.

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0 Responses to I love the free market

  1. Badtux says:

    Apparently the answer the market has for the question, “Who is John Galt”, is, “who cares?”.

    – Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  2. aramis says:

    But, but, but… he’s one of the Producers. Everything he does is perfect and golden right? It’s all those collectivists trying to ruin him!

    If he really wants to go Galt over this, he should gather every last copy of his “Masterpiece” and burn them. Just like Roarke blew up the building in the Fountainhead. Fuck em all!!!

    God, what a douche.


  3. He’s probably angling for a government bailout.

    Just like Roarke blew up the building in the Fountainhead.

    The book doesn’t specify, but it should be noted that based on standard architectural contracts, Roark got paid for the majority of his work (and presumably cashed the checks) prior to the boomies.


  4. Dimitrios says:

    I’m not surprised that the film failed to find a receptive audience. It posits that one creates in a vacuum, and thus is master of all the fruits of those labours.

    Unfortunately, even a writer — one of the few creators who more properly may be said (nastily) to create in a vacuum — must humbly acknowledge all the editors, typesetters, press operators, book binders, truckers, book clerks and the like who help move his product out of the vacuum of his mind and into the marketplace. To accomplish this, he must surrender total control and share some of the profits with those who have assisted him.

    Bad philosophy makes bad fiction makes bad movies.


  5. Another Kiwi says:

    Maybe they should put some sex and car chases in the next one? Or throw away 99% of the dialogue.


  6. Capt. Bat Guano says:

    I know I’m being juvenile here but…… In your face motherfucker!


  7. tommyspoon says:

    I always thought that hat was wasted on her. And the cigarette holder.


  8. Buffy says:

    Did they really think a movie that claims the workers are useless leeches who contribute nothing to society–and that the world would fall apart without the greatness of the uber-elite CEO types–would go over well in a time with record unemployment and furor over bailouts of banks, GM, etc?


  9. KrazyKid says:

    No, no. Don’t you see? It’s the liberal media’s fault!
    And seeing as we’re pretty much all that’s left of the liberal media –

    GOOD JOB TENGRAIN! (and all you other people)


  10. Jeezus, what an awesome foto. Where’d you find that?


  11. Hey, yeah; awesome idea, Kiwi. Sex, car chases… oh, yeah, and exploding shit. Lots of exploding shit.


  12. Bruce388 says:

    Throw in Rob Schneider and you have a hit.


  13. Zaius Nation says:

    I might go see the film if it had more bikinis and go go boots in it.