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* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspectives of the "heroes" makes for some decent ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.

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* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspectives of the "heroes" makes for some decent ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.matters.
* The book was written between the mid 1940s and late 1950s. While Ayn Rand took a lot of speed. She was also notoriously bad at taking criticism, which is a problem when you're trying to get a novel published and have to deal with literary editors. Television and nuclear power ''do'' get mentioned, as real-life post-World War 2 tech. But there is also no reference to World War 2 having happened and Ayn Rand intentionally made her near future resemble the Great Depression. She was a loner herself who was out of touch with her own society, too. All this contributed to a kind of UnintentionalPeriodPiece where the social mores and ideologies relevant to the plot, taken with the Depression-like conditions, seem more like the 1930s than TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture from 1957, when it was published.


* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.
** The idea is supposed to be that, with her evil plan (involving helping the villains blackmail Hank) completely in shambles, she suffered a VillainousBreakdown and sought to give him one last big "F-U". And Hank frankly doesn't give a darn, which makes the breakdown worse.

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* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.
** The idea is supposed to be that, with her evil plan (involving helping the villains blackmail Hank) completely in shambles, she suffered a VillainousBreakdown and sought to give him one last big "F-U". And Hank frankly doesn't give a darn, which makes the breakdown worse.


* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspectives of the "heroes" makes for some decent MST3K-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.

to:

* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspectives of the "heroes" makes for some decent MST3K-style ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.


* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspective of the "heroes" makes for some decent MST3K-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.

to:

* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspective perspectives of the "heroes" makes for some decent MST3K-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.


** The idea is supposed to be that, with her evil plan (involving helping the villains blackmail Hank) completely in shambles, she suffered a VillainousBreakdown and sought to give him one last big "F-U". And Hank frankly doesn't give a darn, which makes the breakdown worse.

to:

** The idea is supposed to be that, with her evil plan (involving helping the villains blackmail Hank) completely in shambles, she suffered a VillainousBreakdown and sought to give him one last big "F-U". And Hank frankly doesn't give a darn, which makes the breakdown worse.worse.
* For anti-capitalists with a sense of humor, the distorted perspective of the "heroes" makes for some decent MST3K-style mockery. After all, this is a movie about how the world is doomed by collectivism, unless jet-setters can save the 1% of it that matters.


* Hank's bantering with Tony "Wet-Nurse".
* When Francisco meets a professor of "modern" philosophy, and admirer of the latter notes that the doctor proclaims that "everything is nothing". [[GentlemanSnarker Francisco snarks,]] "He should know more about that than anyone."



* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.

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* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.clueless.
** The idea is supposed to be that, with her evil plan (involving helping the villains blackmail Hank) completely in shambles, she suffered a VillainousBreakdown and sought to give him one last big "F-U". And Hank frankly doesn't give a darn, which makes the breakdown worse.


* When Quentin Daniels arrives at the valley, he is so excited about learning from John Galt that the latter immediately orders him to go back to Midas Mulligan's house and sleep for twenty-four hours.

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* When Quentin Daniels arrives at the valley, he is so excited about learning from John Galt that the latter immediately orders him to go back to Midas Mulligan's house and sleep for twenty-four hours.hours.
* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.

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