The Passion of Ayn Rand

The Passion of Ayn Rand

DVD - 2000
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Novelist Ayn Rand is attracted to her brilliant, young and handsome new protege. She convinces their spouses to tolerate an affair. This arrangement lasts for fifteen years, with devastating consequences for all, until her protege's interest turns to a young student of his own.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Showtime Entertainment, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781929732845
Branch Call Number: DVD PAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Apr 10, 2014

I've always heard that Ayn Rand was a radical whose ideology was somewhat frowned upon. There are others that
follow her and thought she was superb.

My opinion of the movie was that she was extremely promiscuous and controlling; the immorality was outrageous and for one to be so in tune with reasoning she fell short on how she should use her artistic craft of writing.

Ms. Rand failed to see it wasn't necessary to get involved with a married man and have him be the inspiration to finish a book. She used poor judgment and was extremely ruthless in her dealings with others.

Jan 03, 2014

I'm a Mirren fan, and not as averse to Peter Fonda as maybe I should be, but even so I found this flick utterly unwatchable. The earnestness of the characters promoting Rand's puerile 'objective' philosophy of self interest may have passed muster in the 1950s (Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal), but the complete absence of irony in the script, the seriousness accorded even her bed-hopping - even as portrayed by Mirren! - blew my wig right off. This is so dreadful that you might want to watch just to unravel the mystery of how it ever got funded as a project.

d2013 Jun 26, 2013

Helen Mirren was excellent as the very eccentric Ayd Rand. Julie Delpy and the rest were equally well casted. Good movie!

Mar 21, 2013

Good expose of who Ayn Rand really was. Well acted. The contents of the movie fit very well with what I had read of her biography.

Jan 30, 2013

When I saw this was a Showtime production, I had my doubts. I watched it anyway on the strength of Helen Mirren being in the starring role. I was not disappointed. Mirren is fantastic, as usual. I was also fascinated to see the relationship between Rand's personal and professional life. Rand wrote a book extolling the virtues of selfishness, and in her personal life, there was no contradiction with that ethic, if such it may be called.

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