'Atlas Shrugged'

<b>The book</b>: Ayn Rand's novel is a touchstone for libertarians and remains wildly popular today.<br><BR>
<b>Why it's unfilmable</b>: It's a novel of ideas -- characters deliver speeches that can run for 60 pages. <br><BR>
<b>The movie</b>: "Let's say you know the novel, you agree with Ayn Rand, you're an objectivist or a libertarian, and you've been waiting eagerly for this movie. Man, are you going to get a letdown." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times<br><BR>
"Ayn Rand's monumental 1,168-page, 1957 novel gets the low-budget, no-talent treatment and sits there flapping on screen like a bludgeoned seal." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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The book: Ayn Rand's novel is a touchstone for libertarians and remains wildly popular today.

Why it's unfilmable: It's a novel of ideas -- characters deliver speeches that can run for 60 pages.

The movie: "Let's say you know the novel, you agree with Ayn Rand, you're an objectivist or a libertarian, and you've been waiting eagerly for this movie. Man, are you going to get a letdown." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Ayn Rand's monumental 1,168-page, 1957 novel gets the low-budget, no-talent treatment and sits there flapping on screen like a bludgeoned seal." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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