Monthly Archives: April 2011

Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: Aglialoro Shrugged?

1. On April 22, John Aglialoro’s company Cybex announced that a $62 million judgement had been entered against it with respect to a December 2010 jury verdict in a product liability lawsuit. See the news item here. This judgement equals … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: April 25, 2011

1. The second weekend numbers for the Atlas Shrugged Movie have been disappointing. The movie played in 465 theaters, up from 299 theaters the first weekend. In spite of the number of theaters going up by 50%, the receipts fell … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: April 20, 2011

1. Great News! “Business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month, they told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie & Ayn Rand Polls (Over 4,000+ answers and counting…)

Who are your Top 5 Heroes of all time? Add your own answer, and see others’ answers. Over 2000+ answers already! What is your most favorite scene in Atlas Shrugged? Add your own answer, and see others’ answers. Over 50+ … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: April 17, 2011

1. Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Movie opened in 300 theaters nationwide and took in an estimated $1.7 million in its first weekend–14th highest grossing movie this weekend. It made $5,600 per screen, higher than all movies playing except the top … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Rockets up Amazon’s Bestseller List

Atlas Shrugged is rocketing up Amazon’s best seller list. It has gone from #94 to #35 in the last four days! I expect it to reach Top 20 in a couple of days and could even reach Top 10!

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Atlas Shrugged Movie: Help it go Viral

The movie producers have done a brilliant job of publicizing the movie. It is opening in 300+ theaters! I am astonished by the sheer number of mainstream press reviews of the the movie, it appears that Atlas Shrugged has reached … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Man’s Powers

Man’s powers mean simply, what man can do. As to his physical nature, man has the power of locomotion, of muscular control; the power to select and manipulate things; to surmount obstacles. Therefore is he by nature a wanderer, a … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Chats by Louis Sullivan: Part 1

I am about one third of my way through the book. For readers’ convenience, Here are all my posts on the book so far. If you enjoy these posts, please subscribe to my blog using the “Email subscription” at the … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Of Tulips & Men

1. In growing tulips to make new varieties, the gardener plants seeds naturally or artificially fertilized. Year after year they bloom with a common grayish blossom–showing reversion to the early tulip type. And so they live along, a dull and … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Parasitism of Universities

1. Anyone who will take the trouble to investigate universities will shortly discover that, as institutions of learning, so-called, they are bankrupt. Not only are they useless to human aspiration, they are actively pernicious, and their theory of operation is … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: On Attention

Attention is the essence of our powers; it is that which draws other things towards us, it is that which, if we have lived with it, brings the experiences of our lives ready to our hand. If things make impression … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: On Imagination

While we may say that the imagination, in some of its aspects, seems superhuman, in others it is most beautifully human. If it implies the power to receive, it also implies the power to give. If it is as simple … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: An Architect

To half close your eyes is to belittle the creative power of man. Touch not with feeble finger the exuberant pulse of human life. The architecture we seek shall be as a man active, alert, supple, strong, sane. A generative … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: A Function Creates Its Own Form

1. In nature and in man’s work, there is the initiating pressure of a living force and a resultant structure or mechanism whereby such invisible force is made manifest and operative. The pressure, we call Function; the resultant, Form. Hence … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: On Thought

1. Thought is the most rapid agency in the universe. It can travel to Sirius and return in an instant. Nothing is too small for it to grasp; nothing to great. It can go in and out of itself–now focusing … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Common Sense & Small-Mindedness

1. This time, it is evident, my son, that we are looking at a department store. Its purpose is set forth in its general aspect and the form follows function in a simple, straightforward way. The structure is logical, though … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Of Rivers & Characters

1. We are at that dramatic moment in our national life wherein we tremble evenly between decay and evolution, and out architecture, with strange fidelity, reflects this equipoise. That the forces of decadence predominate in quantity there can be no … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: An Oasis

[After excoriating the pretentious mangled buildings that fill the city, Louis Sullivan arrives at the Marshall Field Wholesale Warehouse.] Here is a man for you to look at. A man that walks on two legs instead of four, has active … Continue reading

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