Atlas Shrugged: Part I
"In this episode, we get a little Ayn Rand-y with Atlas Shrugged."
Movie Summary Edit
Based on the book by Ayn Rand, and featuring lots and lots and lots of footage of trains.
Final Judgments Edit
Bad-Bad movie (unanimous) @36:55
Elliott's Impromptu Rating System Edit
Elliott extemporaneously outlines a movie review scheme consisting of four criteria, and then applies it to this movie. @37:45
visuals, scope, color
action, boobs, momentum, velocity
Episode Highlights Edit
With guest host Zhubin Parang, filling in for Stuart.
Movie Pitches Edit
Dagny Taggart ( dual television series) A double TV idea is pitched for a police procedural, starring the titular character as "an adorable female cop": In the sitcom series she's a sassy rookie; in the drama series she's a gritty detective.
“ Here's the thing. People talk about how bad slippery slopes are all the time, but you know what a slippery slope is? A waterslide. Sounds awesome. ” —Elliott @30:25
“ There was a lot of pleasure in that pain, I'm not going to lie about that. It felt really good... I'm a cutter. ” —Zhubin @40:40
“ Everyone wants it, and I want it more than most. Not more than everyone else, just more than most. ” —Zhubin @56:25
Listener Mail Edit
"Giant Robot Anime" from Paige and Devon Lastnamewithheld @41:50
"Hodgmania Running Wild" from Aaron Lastnamewithheld @46:50
by John Hodgman (pg. 726)
That Is All
"Mickey's Screen-Used Cell Phone from from " Sorority Row Carl Lastnamewithheld @51:05
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) by Martin Scorsese (Elliott) @58:30
Desperate Lives (1982) by Robert Michael Lewis (Zhubin) @1:00:20
(2012) by Prometheus Ridley Scott (Dan) @59:05
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