Talk:Atlas Shrugged

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Misleading...[edit]

"The working title throughout her writing was The Strike. According to Barbara Branden, the change was made for dramatic reasons––Rand believed that titling the novel 'The Strike' would have revealed the mystery element of the novel prematurely."

She did this with all of her novels, giving them titles that would help remind her what the central theme was, but then changing the titles to something that would not be understood by the reader until after the novel had been read. This is explained in Anthem Centennial Edition with Introduction by Ayn Rand (ISBN-10: 0452286352 ISBN-13: 978-0452286351), at least.

The above sentence makes it appear it is a quality of the book, while it should emphasize it was really a quality of the author's style.

For example: Airtight became We The Living Ego became Anthem Second Hand Lives became The Fountainhead

Small suggestion to an excellent article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.80.142.62 (talk) 19:08, 18 September 2009

"100 best novels of the 20th century" blurb should be removed [uncredible source].[edit]

The source being used is an Internet poll: http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

Which is highly sensitive to 'blitz voting', which is also why non-professional reviews on Metacritic are rarely used, and even looking at that list 4 out of the top 10 are Rand books, and 3 out of the top 10 are Hubbard's, showing a very high Libertarian slant. It's not nearly as subject-varied as the professional list on that same page (which doesn't include the book in its top 100). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.69.69.30 (talk) 20:21, 23 September 2013‎ (UTC)

Totally agree, some of the books on that list are laughable. The current one is a very minor and forgettable work of fiction. 51kwad (talk) 21:48, 20 May 2016 (UTC) 51kwad (talk) 21:48, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Movie profitable?[edit]

The text says that the movie turned a profit on home video, but this is not supported by the citation and I find it a dubious claim. If there isn't a WP:RS for it, it should be removed.KaturianKaturian 12:51, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Added information about the DVD and Blue Ray sales. As I suspected, the movie still lost money.KaturianKaturian 14:49, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

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The old subpages[edit]

What happened to them, they are mentioned in archive 1 Comment 1 (and a few other places), but there was no resolution there. Can someone update? I'm guessing they were deleted. They would be cool to look though them though. Endercase (talk) 15:36, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, most were deleted long ago. The only one that survives as an independent article is List of Atlas Shrugged characters. --RL0919 (talk) 18:13, 27 March 2017 (UTC)