Life mimicking art: outrageous vainglory

datePosted on 13:56, June 18th, 2010 by Lew
This is John Galt.

“This is John Galt.”

If there lingers any doubt the film production of Atlas Shrugged is going to be an epic adolescent ego-stroking festival, it must surely be dispelled by the news that the director (Paul Johansson, of teen-angst-dram series One Tree Hill) is also the hero: John Galt. The resonant hubris of this is so stark that the fact he’s never directed a feature film before barely deserves a mention.

There’s one point of interest for New Zealand viewers, though: Grant Bowler, probably better known as Wolf from Outrageous Fortune, is down for Hank Rearden.

There is no such thing as a temporary (career) suicide.

“There is no such thing as a temporary (career) suicide.”

Grant Bowler has some chops, and he suits the character. My previous misgivings notwithstanding, I reckon that’ll be reason enough to watch it. But, my goodness, what a brush to risk being tarred with.

(H/T to Peter Cresswell and his always-excellent ramble.)

L

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2 Responses to “Life mimicking art: outrageous vainglory”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Russell Brown, Outrageous Fortune. Outrageous Fortune said: RT @publicaddress Grant (Wolf) Bowler down to play Hank Reardon in the clusterfuck 'Atlas Shrugged' movie! http://bit.ly/9ZKysF [...]

  2. [...] a production team of Objectivist True Believers — including a first-time director who also cast himself as John Galt — would lack the necessary courage to take the red pen to the hallowed text. [...]

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