Who is John Galt?

April 18, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

Atlas Shrugged Part I, the movie, an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 objectivist novel Atlas Shrugged, tells the first installment in the story of a dystopian future in which a collectivist society has forced the great thinkers of the world to go on strike, leaving the functioning world without scientists, engineers, philosophers, or artists.

Its theme is the role of individual achievement in society and its goal is to demonstrate what can happen when individual achievement is undervalued, suppressed and demonized. Complex characters embody heroism and evil, in a plot that combines drama, mystery, romance, and science fiction — the result is ultimately inspirational, not apocalyptic.

Symbolically, the movie opened April 15. Have you seen it? What do you think?

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Amara D. Angelica is Editor of KurzweilAI