Posted by Lexington Green on June 26th, 2009 (All posts by Lexington Green)
Ayn Rand reached out to Farrah, and wanted her to play Dagny Taggart in a TV miniseries version of Atlas Shrugged, sounds like circa 1980.
I can see it. Done in retro-40s costume, maybe? Or hypermoderne science fiction style?
Either way would have been cool. A big budget, big-name miniseries would have been the best way to film the (very long) novel.
Farrah would have been a very interesting casting choice, though not looking anything like the Dagny in the book.
(I don’t think Angelina Jolie, does either, but she is going to play Dagny in the upcoming movie, apparently, if that ever actually happens. Now is the time for the movie, though. At the beginning of the Reagan Era, we did not need it as badly as we need it now.)
Who would have played Hank Reardon, Francisco D’Anconia, John Galt, Midas Morgan and Ragnar Danneskjöld, circa 1980? Who should play them now?
Those are just the names I remember without looking them up. And I last opened the book in High School. The book does have a way of sticking with you.
I benefitted from exposure to Ayn Rand, but I never became a Randian. So it all worked out OK.
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