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Re: Movie News
« Reply #170 on: April 06, 2011, 07:15:39 pm »
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‘Atlas Shrugged’: First Movie to Target the Tea Party
Atlas Shrugged, a novel in which society’s most productive citizens choose to disappear, was published in 1957, and filmmakers have spent nearly every year since trying to adapt it. They finally succeeded, and the first part of what’s planned as a trilogy comes out April 15. If you didn’t know that, it’s likely you’re not a member of the Tea Party.

It was probably only a matter of time before Hollywood tried tapping the e-mail lists and social networks of the giant political movement, as distributor Rocky Mountain Pictures and filmmakers including co-producer Harmon Kaslow have for Atlas Shrugged: Part 1.

Despite years of cinematic interest and high hopes for stars and funding, the film was made for less than $10 million, with Taylor Schilling — who appeared on NBC’s short-lived Mercy — playing protagonist Dagny Taggart.

By Hollywood standards, the marketing budget is tiny, so word-of-mouth from Tea Partiers sympathetic to the film’s message is crucial to its success.

The film is also the perfect test case to see whether such an effort can work because Ayn Rand’s novel extols free markets and entrepreneurialism and excoriates government coercion and overtaxation, values that unite Tea Partiers. In fact, rallies invariably feature signs that mimic the book’s opening line: “Who Is John Galt?” Another common sign at Tea Party rallies asks, “Is Atlas Shrugging?” If Hollywood can’t persuade this demographic to support Atlas, it might as well write off the Tea Party as a marketing source.

About 9 million adults are active Tea Partiers, and 45 million support the movement, a CBS/New York Times poll says. The makers of Atlas have been working to get organizers to insert mentions of the film into the millions of e-mails that go out to the faithful, and Tea Partiers have obliged. Many have also attended screenings and are satisfied that the movie adheres to Rand’s principles of objectivism, individualism and self-responsibility.

One recent e-mail to Tea Partiers in California, for example, alerted members of upcoming Freedom Rallies. But it also included a link to the movie’s trailer, the name of the local theater that has booked the film and the line, “Mark your calendars for a celebration of capitalism.”


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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/atlas-shrugged-first-movie-target-175724


Apparently all the big speeches from the book have been replaced with snappy one liners.  They know their audience, lol!  Oh and the no-name actress playing Ayn Rand Dagny Taggart has zero screen presence.  The thing looks like a bad TV movie.

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Re: Movie News
« Reply #171 on: June 09, 2011, 07:22:13 pm »
I'm embarking on a big movie watching project, watching Red Cliff, the six-hour Chinese epic. So far, it's beautiful and intense and has an interesting storyline and characters.
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« Reply #172 on: June 12, 2011, 10:42:56 pm »
It turned out to be "only" two hours, was named Red Cliff II, and apparently was only the climax of the movie. So, it was hard to follow the characters, and the concluding battle took up most of the movie (Way too much fireworks) but it was a very compelling story.
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Re: Movie News
« Reply #173 on: January 07, 2012, 03:33:27 pm »
This looks eerie.



Based on the book Cowboys for Christ.  Written and directed by the same guy who did the original Wicker Man movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323808/

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Re: Movie News
« Reply #174 on: January 08, 2012, 07:53:23 pm »
Looks interesting...I'll watch for it!
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Re: Movie News
« Reply #175 on: February 26, 2012, 01:39:33 pm »


FILM NEWS
WRIGHT AND DEPP TEAM UP FOR THE NIGHT STALKER

Johnny Depp is obviously living out his childhood dream of playing all the bad-ass characters he must have grown up watching on television. I damn well know he's living out mine.

Putting all controversy and preconceived opinions aside, Depp is playing the iconic vampire Barnabas Collins, in the upcoming Tim Burton adaptation of the hallowed Dan Curtis (RIP) gothic-horror soap opera, Dark Shadows.

Depp is also playing Tonto, arguably the single most recognized Native American character in film, in the big budget Lone Ranger. With Armie Hammer as the masked rider, you can bet this is going to be Depp's, and Tonto's, film all the way.

Then it looks like Depp goes from blood starved velvet clad anemic, to wielding a stake and mallet as the monster hunting news reporter, Carl Kolchak, in the big screen take on the classic television horror film/series The Night Stalker. While I am not sure how to take that - Depp in my opinion has been hit or miss - the potentially great news is Edgar Wright has signed on to direct.
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http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/02/wright-and-depp-team-up-for-the-night-stalker.php


This should be interesting.  I wonder who they'll cast as Gail, the Carol Linley character, and Vincenzo, Kolchek's prickly boss?

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Re: Movie News
« Reply #176 on: February 26, 2012, 07:18:38 pm »
   
   It will be nice to see Johnny in films, that are pure entertainment again.  Instead of a blatant ploy for cash..  He is too talented for that.



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