And if you’re a fan of Ayn Rand’s 1,200-page paean to so-called “greedy fat cat capitalists,” you’ll REALLY wanna see it.
The movie updates its 1957 source material but remains absolutely faithful to it.
Rand’s preachier monologues have been turned brilliantly into stirring dialogue.
The soundtrack soars.
And the cast of relative unknowns is spot-on.
Grant Bowler is particularly good as Hank Rearden.
Playing the pivotal role of heroine Dagny Taggart is a talented young woman named Taylor Schilling, who kicks righteous bureaucratic ass. Plus, she’s a hottie.
But here’s the coolest thing…
The movie was made independently by Hollywood outsiders for just $10 million, chump change for a film these days.
I think it looks like a $75 million flick.
These guys sure knew how to get the biggest bang for their buck.
That’s kinda refreshing in a day when so many people think their business problems are best solved and challenges are best met by tossing around big wads of dough like punch-drunk politicians.
As I’ve pointed out before — http://www.wallyconger.com/fearlessfreelancing — you can launch a viable, money-making enterprise for next to nothing if you’re not worried about impressing the neighbors.
So what’s stopping you?
Who is John Galt?