Grouch on the Couch

Starved of basic cable and an inherent sense of hipness, the Grouch turns his ire on pop culture

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Atlas Shrugged (The Rest of Us Yawned)

Libertarians rejoice!

Your favorite steely mistress of self-reliance will soon be on the big screen as Lion's Gate will pull the trigger and make the much-mulled movie version of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged.'

Hear that Hollywood!? Introspective tomes on objectivism are HOT these days so forget your next teenie-bopper mystery caper or that explosion-filled Bruckheimer vehicle.

Other suggested political texts Lion's Gate could consider as movies:

1) 'Discourse on Political Economy' by Rousseau: The tale of a young Swiss engraver who decides to convert to Calvanism and write about the economy. There's already talk of Tom Cruise being interested (but only if Rousseau switches to Scientology).

2) 'Phenomenology of Spirit' by Georg Hegel: An inspiring yarn about a German introvert who attempted to create a comprehensive system of ontology, the most fundamental branch of metaphysics (more of a Jeff Goldblum vehicle -- see below).

3) 'Principles of Cartesian Philosphy' by Benedictus de Spinoza: A Sephardic Jew lens crafter upsets his parents by turning his attention to ethics and cartesian philosphy. Oye ve! (Early word is that Seinfeld passed but Richard Lewis could be a darkhorse.)

I think I've made my point. 'Atlas Shrugged' is going to SUCK. Way to go Lion's Gate.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I yawned at your brainless "preview" of what Atlas Shrugged "might" or "might not" be like.

Go back to suck on Obama's teat, he's the evil "Marvel" comic book villain you seek. Leave Hank Rearden alone, watch out that John Galt doesn't get your salt.

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